UNIVERSITY PRESS DIVERSITY FELLOW
Position Summary: The University Press Diversity Fellowship Program seeks to increase diversity in scholarly publishing by providing year-long fellowships in the acquisitions departments of four university presses: the University of Washington Press, Duke University Press, MIT Press, and the University of Georgia Press with the support of the Association of American University Presses and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The University Press Diversity Fellow will be immersed in the acquisitions department of the University of Georgia Press, working closely with senior acquisitions editors, authors, and projects through the entire acquisitions process. Through this apprenticeship, the fellow will acquire deep and specialized knowledge of how editors identify emerging areas of scholarship, work with authors to develop manuscripts, manage the process of peer review and revision, present projects for approval, and represent them through each stage of publication. The Fellow will also work with other press departments including marketing, design, manuscript editorial, and production on behalf of specific book projects, and may take on additional projects to gain a deeper understanding of these other publishing areas. The University Press Diversity Fellow will attend the Association of American University Presses annual conferences at the beginning and end of their year-long program, with the opportunity to participate in workshops, meet with the other fellows in their cohort, and network with staff from university presses across North America. The Fellow will be able to take advantage of all of the professional development opportunities for junior staff at the the University of Georgia Press, including a series of monthly workshops designed specifically for this program.
Responsibilities: Contacts peer reviewers and tracking reviews;
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.