Director of the SU Press, Asst. Professor Lecturer in Publishing and Media Entrepreneurship

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The Department of English & Creative Writing is a vibrant literary community that produces Modern Language Studies and multiple student publications. The department strongly values student mentoring, experiential learning, and an entrepreneurial attitude toward publishing and editing.

The Department of English & Creative Writing and the Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna University invite interested publishing professionals with experience in independent, university, or trade publishing to apply for Director of the Susquehanna University Press, with responsibility for reconfiguring the press as a student teaching-learning operation, in either a tenure-track or lecturer appointment in Publishing and Media Entrepreneurship (depending on background, qualifications, and preference). The position serves our fast-growing English–Publishing and Editing major and the Entrepreneurship minor/Management major in the SWSB.

Teaching responsibilities are 3/3 and will include a course each semester dedicated to the activities of the Press, with additional courses from introduction to modern publishing, a capstone course exploring the cultural and social functions of publishing, and relevant courses in either literature, professional writing, entrepreneurship, management, or marketing (depending on qualifications and interest). The position will begin in August 2021.

The successful candidate must be willing to recruit and mentor student editors as media entrepreneurs, have an affinity for publishing innovation, and contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. As we value diversity and inclusion, we highly encourage people of color and U.S. underrepresented minorities to apply.

Education
Candidates may have an M.A. in Publishing, English, Media Studies, Media Entrepreneurship, Arts Management, or Communications; an M.F.A. in Creative Writing or Graphic Design; an M.S. in Management, Marketing, Business Analytics, Accountancy, or Finance; or a Ph.D. in these or related disciplines.

Experience
A minimum of three years of professional experience in publishing, editing, and/or production is required. Management and/or marketing experience is strongly preferred.


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