Director of the Baylor University Press
Baylor University is seeking a Director of the Baylor University Press with a deep commitment to excellence in acquiring, producing, marketing, and selling scriptural, historical, and theological studies of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, with a focus on Christianity - books that explore the relationships between religion and fields such as politics, sociology, anthropology, literature, philosophy, history, and culture. To learn about Baylor University Press, please go to https://www.baylorpress.com/. Review of applications will begin Monday, August 12, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
Baylor seeks employees who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our academic strategic plan, Illuminate (www.baylor.edu/illuminate/). To apply, please go to http://jobs.baylor.edu/postings/5300. To learn more about the position, please continue reading below.
The Director of the Baylor University Press is responsible for monitoring all aspects of operations: planning, acquisitions, production, marketing, sales, distribution, budgeting, financial management, and fundraising. Working with Press staff, Baylor faculty, and other academic leaders, the Director guides the Press in publishing scriptural, historical, and theological studies of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. In doing so, the Press will enhance its reputation as an established leader in religious and theological publishing. Responsibilities include:
- Developing and maintaining short-term and long-term strategic plans for the Press
- Taking the lead role in pursuing, acquiring, and developing approximately 40 titles per year
- Negotiating contracts with authors, agents, publishers, and other external entities
- Aligning the publishing strengths of the Press with the academic fields of excellence at the University
- Overseeing the financial performance of the Press
- Serving as a public representative of the Press at regional, national, and international academic conferences, trade shows, and book fairs as well as with key contacts and at events within the University community
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Candidates should possess an earned master’s degree and three years of relevant work experience. A doctoral degree and five years of relevant work experience are preferred.
Baylor employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, generous time off, and substantial automatic retirement contributions*. In addition, employees receive tuition remission for themselves and qualified dependents*, reduced admission or free access to athletic events, and access to recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina.
*For more details and eligibility requirements, please visit www.baylor.edu/hr
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 16,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting staff who support our mission as we pursue our bold vision, Illuminate.
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.