Demonstrated experience bringing together and mentoring a diverse community of students and staff, as well as experience working with diverse authors.
Some experience with financial management and/or budget planning.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Develop, share, and implement a vision for the press that embraces its core focus on the literary arts while maintaining a secondary focus that encompasses the broad demographics of the region.
Provide professional training and ongoing mentorship of graduate student interns as well as professional press staff.
Coordinate with the MFA program director and faculty, and the Texas Review editor, on program goals, curriculum, and literary offerings.
Serve as the primary acquisitions editor within the press and lead an editorial, production, and sales/marketing team to execute the press' long-term goals.
Actively represent and promote the interests of the press throughout the university, scholarly community, and publishing industry.
Serve as a public representative of the press at regional and national academic conferences, trade shows, and book fairs as well as with key contacts and events within the university and community, including an active friends group.
Maintain comprehensive knowledge of current trends and developments in publishing, including electronic publishing, and implement such knowledge strategically.
Pursue and maintain relationships with national and regional agencies and other entities.
Establish documentation of editorial workflow, publishing procedures, and transparent management and budgetary processes.
Oversee financial management to ensure fiscal stability.
Establish a peer review process in line with publishing industry best practices.
Teach one course per semester in the Department of English.
Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:
Interested candidates should provide the following materials: cover letter, addressed to Dr. Kandi Tayebi, chair, search committee; curriculum vitae; unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required only upon hire); and a personal leadership and diversity statement, which summarizes contributions to diversity and leadership, delineates a leadership style, and addresses an ability to advance the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching, research, and outreach to relevant stakeholders. Further materials may be requested at a later date.
Upload your personal leadership and diversity statement to the area called Writing Sample.
For full consideration, applications must be received by December 1 and continue until the position is filled.
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