The University of Alberta Libraries seeks a dynamic and innovative Press Director and Publisher to provide intellectual, strategic, and operational leadership and direction to the University of Alberta Press. The Press is a contemporary academic press that publishes in both print and electronic formats and supports the University of Alberta’s areas of research focus: humanities and fine arts; society and culture; science and technologies; energy; environment; food and bioresources; and health and wellness. The Press annually publishes up to 20 titles per year for a global community of scholars, policy makers, opinion leaders and reading publics. Strategic goals of the Press include emphasis on developing new publishing processes and means of dissemination for Indigenous and Northern knowledge and research.
Reporting directly to the Vice-Provost (Learning Services) and Chief Librarian, the Press Director and Publisher will support the mandate and mission of the Press by publishing important peer-reviewed scholarship, regional non-fiction, and creative works by Canadian and international authors; seeking and supporting development of scholarly work in broad and established fields as well as in specialized and emerging areas of research; extending the reach and influence of the University of Alberta and the Province of Alberta by making evident the commitment to research, creativity, and dissemination of knowledge for the public good.
For further information and to apply, please see http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A101732576/