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Kent State University Press Director
Kent State University invites applications and nominations for the position of director of the Kent State University Press (KSUP). Following the KSUP’s recent reporting move to Kent State University Libraries, it is poised to explore new publishing models, increase its relevance to the University’s strategic priorities, and at the same time build on its publishing strengths in literary studies, American history, American Civil War, true crime, sports, and regional studies.
Kent State University seeks a leader with vision and integrity who will balance a flexible leadership style with business acumen. The ideal candidate will bring a deep understanding of the evolving world of scholarly publishing and a willingness to explore emerging opportunities for innovation and partnership, while maintaining the scholarly rigor and commitment to advancing knowledge for which the Press is known.
Established in 1965 and admitted to the Association of American University Presses in 1970, the Kent State University Press has published over 1,300 titles, 842 of which are currently in print. The KSUP currently averages 33 titles per year. It publishes 15 series, including True Crime History, Literature & Medicine, Translation Studies, Civil War Soldiers & Strategies, The Civil War Era in the South, American Abolitionism and Antislavery, Interpreting American History, Classic Sports, Reading Hemingway, Teaching Hemingway, Costume Society of America, Wick Poetry Chapbook, and Wick Poetry First Book. The KSUP also publishes two journals: Civil War History and Ohio History. Peer review and the University’s imprint are governed by an editorial board of nine faculty and the director. Books for the general reader are published under the Black Squirrel Books imprint. The KSUP has an international reputation for its publications on Hemingway, the Inklings (including Tolkien and C. S. Lewis), Ohio history, Civil War history, military history, costume design, true crime, poetry, and sports.
Kent State University Press books, authors, and staff have received numerous awards and recognitions. A few recent highlights include:
The KSUP director’s responsibilities include:
For more information please visit: http://www.library.kent.edu/pressdirector.
The Application Process
Interested candidates should apply through the Kent State University Applicant Portal, https://jobs.kent.edu/postings/12974, and include a letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position, curriculum vitae/resume, and names, titles, and contact information of five references. Nominations and questions can be directed to Search Committee Chair Kenneth Burhanna at email@example.com.