Senior Associate Director for Publishing in the Humanities, Emory University

Emory University seeks a full-time Senior Associate Director for Publishing, with a focus on publication of scholarship in the humanities. This is a grant-funded position, made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an initiative supporting the long-form scholarly publication of humanities faculty during a time of rapid change.  In particular, the larger grant aims to aid faculty considering new forms of open-access, digital publication under development at university presses and other academic publishers.  The Senior Associate Director will report to the Director of the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, a center housed in the Emory College of Arts of Arts and Sciences, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to play a leadership role in shaping this new initiative in support of humanities scholarship.

The duties of the Senior Associate Director for Publishing will include the following:

-- Understanding the changing landscape of academic publishing, particularly the emerging digital publication initiatives at university presses, and educating faculty across the humanities about this changing landscape.

-- In coordination with the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, serving as an advisor to humanities faculty about the publication options for their long-form scholarship, and acting as a liaison between humanities faculty and the staff of academic publishers, when appropriate.  The Senior Associate Director will work particularly closely with faculty interested in pursuing open-access, digital publication of long-form scholarship.

-- Cultivating the scholarship of Emory humanities faculty by facilitating scholarship development workshops.

-- Contributing to Emory’s mission of graduate education in the humanities by supervising graduate fellows and conducting workshops for graduate students on academic publishing.

-- Working with other units on campus involved in scholarly publication, particularly Emory Libraries and the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship.

-- Reporting to the Mellon Foundation and others about how new initiatives in digital publishing and related developments are affecting the work of scholars in the humanities.

The Senior Associate Director will have a travel budget to facilitate contact with university presses and attendance at national conferences. In addition, the Senior Associate Director will have funds available to bring editors and others to campus to meet with faculty, and will be responsible for writing reports and making presentations related to publishing activities.

The successful candidate will have 3-5 years experience in academic publishing or a related field; editorial experience with university press or similar publisher is particularly desirable. A master’s degree or higher in a relevant humanities discipline is preferred. Candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to work with faculty across a wide range of disciplines, and to function in a highly collaborative environment.  This position has been funded by the Mellon foundation for a period of four years, and its feasibility will be evaluated at the end of the grant term.

To apply, search for job posting 64289BR at hr.emory.edu/careers, and submit a cover letter and vita/resume.  Informal inquiries are welcome, and should be directed to Michael Elliott, Interim Dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences, at mellio2@emory.edu.

Emory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.

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