The University of Georgia Press is now accepting applications for the 2018–2019 Mellon University Press Diversity Fellowship Program.
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 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 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 University of Georgia Press, including a series of monthly workshops designed specifically for this program.
The University Press Diversity Fellow is a full-time, full-benefits-eligible, entry-level position, with a start date of June 1, 2018 and end date of May 31, 2019.
Application deadline: The position will remain open until filled, but a search committee will start reviewing applications after March 15, 2018. Applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of representatives of the participating presses and the AUP. Fellows will be notified by April 14, 2018, and begin the fellowship on June 1, 2018.
NOTE TO APPLICANTS: Please submit a letter of application and CV with your UGA application. A full description of the position and instructions on how to apply can be viewed at: http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/17822
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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.