Director of the Susquehanna University Press, Assistant Professor of/Lecturer

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Director of the Susquehanna University Press, Assistant Professor of/Lecturer in Publishing and Media Entrepreneurship

About Susquehanna:
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary:
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.

Required Qualifications:
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.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021.

Benefits Eligible: Yes
Number of Months: 9 months
Other Number of Months:
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
Posting Date: 10/06/2020
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Anticipated Start Date:
Posting Number: F00112

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Posted: 10/8/2020
Application Due: 3/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time