Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty
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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.
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Head, Mason Publishing Group
George Mason University Libraries seek an experienced professional who is attuned to the changing landscape of publishing, knowledgeable about relevant and emerging technologies, able to successfully integrate a university press with a robust digital library publishing program and effectively serve as advocate for the initiative across the university. Successful candidate will provide leadership in planning, business management, contract administration, staffing, and external relations for Mason Publishing--a new library-based publishing enterprise at George Mason University.
Responsibilities: Incumbent will manage an integrated program of existing and planned services including the institutional repository, ETDs, e-journal hosting, e-book production, conference proceedings, data publication, and the university press. A key responsibility is developing and sustaining a mix of open access and market-focused digital publishing initiatives that will bring together the distinct strengths and perspectives of the publishing and library domains. We seek a change-agent successful at developing sustainable partnerships across the university.
With this position, the Mason Publishing Group consists of four professional faculty, an e-content designer, and support staff. This position administratively reports to the Associate University Librarian for Digital Programs and Systems and also works closely with the University Librarian and two standing faculty advisory/editorial boards.
Required Qualifications: Graduate degree in a relevant discipline; demonstrated successful managerial and administrative experience in publishing generally and e-publishing in particular; knowledge of current practices and trends in academic publishing, scholarly communications, open-access, data publishing, and copyright; ability to create and monitor budgets; demonstrated experience in acquisitions, P&L, writing and executing author agreements, contract administration and publishing operations/workflows; and excellent writing, speaking and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in the academic publishing sector.
Appointment/Benefits: 12-month professional faculty appointment without rank. Health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; and tuition waiver for self.
The University Libraries is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, the Virtual Library of Virginia, the Center for Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, DuraSpace, Portico, and CLOCKSS. For more information please visit library.gmu.edu or www.gmu.edu/.
Special Instructions : All applications for this position (FA730z) must be submitted online at George Masonâ€™s employment page . Applicants must submit letter of application; resume; and names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references.
Questions should be directed to Debra Hogan, Executive Assistant to the University Librarian, email@example.com. Review of applications begins March 14, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in 198 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!
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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity.
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