Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Rutgers University Press. Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director is an advocate for the press and serves as the Press’s executive officer, responsible for all Press operations, including strategic and editorial direction, operational planning and assessment, and oversight and management of the budget. With $2.5 million in annual sales, the Press operates with a staff of 17, producing 90-100 titles annually.
Rutgers seeks an experienced, creative, and visionary director committed to upholding the scholarly principles of academic publishing while advancing innovation and evolving technology. The successful candidate should have: five or more years of experience in publishing at a senior staff level; a proven record of effective communication and staff supervision; budget expertise; and sound judgment in editorial, marketing, fundraising, grant writing, and sales matters. She/he must also show commitment to advancing diversity and its values and to working in a multicultural environment. The Director will be entrepreneurial and proactive, and will demonstrate an understanding of emerging trends in academic and general publications, such as consortial publishing and open access.
Chartered in 1766 as Queens College, Rutgers is one of the nation’s leading research universities. Rutgers University Press is located on the New Brunswick campus, adjacent to the railroad station, with convenient access to New York and Philadelphia.
All applications will be held in strictest confidence. Screening of candidates will begin on November 16th and continue until a successful candidate is identified. Application packets should include a formal letter of interest and a CV. Nominations and applications from qualified individuals should be submitted electronically to:
Dr. Deborah Carr
c/o Dr. Linda G. Schulze
Rutgers University Press Director Search Committee
Rutgers is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.