Posted March 2, 2023

Director of University Press – Clemson University


Clemson, SC


Oversees all strategic and operational aspects of Clemson University Press, the University's publishing imprimatur. Manages the Press's finances and administers its publishing program, including the acquisition, production, marketing, and distribution for scholarly and trade books as well as a growing portfolio of open access journals. Maintains appropriate standards of peer review and chairs an Editorial Advisory Board.
40% - Essential - CU Press Operations:
Oversees the publication of original scholarship published under the University's imprimatur; supervises Press staff and student interns in the acquisition, production, marketing, and distribution of books and journals and ensures for the appropriate administrative and technological infrastructure to support their work. Establishes and maintains publishing partnerships to enhance the Press's publishing program quantitatively and qualitatively. Determines and implements Press policies and procedures.

30% - Essential - Fiscal Operations:
Provides leadership and directions for the strategic planning of the Press. Prepares reports for the Libraries administration. Manages the fiscal operations of the Press, including financial planning, execution of budget plans, and maintenance of financial records. Establishes print runs and pricing. Negotiates and maintains external agreements with vendors and publishing partners, cultivates financial support and subsidies from donors and other sources.

15% - Essential - Representation:
Represents the Press locally and nationally to the media, at publishing events, and in front of professional bodies and scholarly organizations. Develops and maintains connections with authors, prospective authors, vendors, other press directors, faculty, members of General Counsel's office, and potential funders.

15% - Essential - Collaboration:
Collaborates with the Open Scholarship Department to provide scholarly publishing services, including guidance throughout the publication process, promotion, and adoption of DOIs, and the publication of open-access journals. The director negotiates and maintains external agreements with vendors and publishing partners.

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