Specialist - Outreach-Fixed Term

East Lansing MI
Jul 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The Managing Community Director will

  • develop and deliver a scalable formative peer review learning network to include online and in-person components as needed

  • work to grow our community of participants in scholarly and public arenas

  • work with the PPJ development team to refine the intellectual architecture of the journal as we come to understand the needs of our readers, reviewers, and authors better

  • engage in public outreach and scholarship on the work of the PPJ and its efforts to transform academic publishing; this involves establishing a community networking coalition

About the PPJ

The Public Philosophy Journal (PPJ) is an open forum for the curation and creation of accessible scholarship that deepens our understanding of, deliberation about, and action concerning issues of public relevance. In contrast to other scholarly journals, the PPJ has adopted a formative review process designed to enable colleagues engaged with questions of public concern to create scholarship that is accessible to, relevant for, and shaped by the public. Our model of scholarly publishing attempts to establish partnerships with publicly engaged individuals and organizations to facilitate and coordinate publications that advance publicly engaged work. Rather than simply bringing the traditional scholarly journal online and providing public access to its contents, we are attempting to cultivate habits of enriching scholarly development, for people, communities, and ideas, in order to make our shared efforts more effective and to create publics that are more capable of responding in imaginative ways to the great challenges of our time.

Before appearing in the PPJ, publications move through our formative peer review process, in which a colleague publicly engaged with the work addressed by the submission, the composer or author, and a reviewer identified by the formative peer review coordinator provide feedback to composers and shape the content for a broad public audience.

About the College of Arts &Letters

The College of Arts & Letters (CAL) is a vital force that puts the arts, letters, humanities, and culture into action to create meaningful impact in our world.

Our Vision: Shaping Intentional Lives, Cultivating Creativity, and Global Cultural Understanding

In response to profound geopolitical, social, cultural, and economic changes, today’s university must not only prepare students to live and work in a dramatically changing global environment, but also provide them with the skills needed to understand these changes, their impact on social justice and their imprint on the fabric of our cultural environment. The strength of the American higher education system rests on educating effective problem-solvers who will bring creativity as well as careful argument, innovation as well as tradition, expression as well as introspection to their work and to their lives. To this end, CAL engages students and cultivates critical and creative thinkers who address the challenge of becoming world citizens by contributing to the development of a more humane world.

We are committed to leading academic transformation at MSU by advancing our capacity in information technology, educational technology, digital humanities, digital arts and media, and enhancing online learning within a global context and with an entrepreneurial focus.

Required Degree

Bachelors -Humanities discipline

Minimum Requirements

The ideal candidate for the position of Managing Community Director will have an advanced degree and, at minimum, a B.S. or B.A. in a humanities discipline and will present a portfolio of work that demonstrates high achievement and progressively increasing responsibility over 1-3 years of experience in one or more of the following areas: open access publishing, online community management, social media moderation; content strategy, and/or social media analytics.

Required Application Materials

Application should include a letter expressing interest in this position and describing qualifications and experience, a current curriculum vitae, a link to an electronic portfolio of work, and the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin August 7, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site http://careers.msu.edu/.

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