Job Board

The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be located administratively in a library, or report directly to a library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works. Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these functions may be included if they include supervisory responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these functions.


Oversees all strategic and operational aspects of Clemson University Press, the University’s publishing imprimatur. Manages the Press’s finances and administers its publishing program, including the acquisition, production, marketing, and distribution for scholarly and trade books as well as a growing portfolio of open access journals. Maintains appropriate standards of peer review and chairs an Editorial Advisory Board.


40% – Essential – CU Press Operations:
Oversees the publication of original scholarship published under the University’s imprimatur; supervises Press staff and student interns in the acquisition, production, marketing, and distribution of books and journals and ensures for the appropriate administrative and technological infrastructure to support their work. Establishes and maintains publishing partnerships to enhance the Press’s publishing program quantitatively and qualitatively. Determines and implements Press policies and procedures.

30% – Essential – Fiscal Operations:
Provides leadership and directions for the strategic planning of the Press.  Prepares reports for the Libraries administration. Manages the fiscal operations of the Press, including financial planning, execution of budget plans, and maintenance of financial records. Establishes print runs and pricing.  Works in collaboration with the Development Officer and the Dean of Libraries to seek new revenue sources and develop fundraising strategies and campaigns for the Press’s overall publishing program. Negotiates and maintains external agreements with vendors and publishing partners, cultivates financial support and subsidies from donors and other sources.

15% – Essential – Representation:
Represents the Press locally and nationally to the media, at publishing events, and in front of professional bodies and scholarly organizations. Develops and maintains connections with authors, prospective authors, vendors, other press directors, faculty, members of General Counsel’s office, and potential funders.

15% – Essential – Collaboration:
Collaborates with the Open Scholarship Department to provide scholarly publishing services, including guidance throughout the publication process, promotion, and adoption of DOIs, and the publication of open-access journals.  The director negotiates and maintains external agreements with vendors and publishing partners.


Education: A terminal degree in a core field within the Press’s publishing program

Work Experience: 3+ years experience in publishing (academic or trade)


Comprehensive Job Knowledge – Comprehensive knowledge of theories and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations

Manages Work of Others – Manages work of others including hiring, terminating, training and developing, reviewing performance and administering corrective action for staff. Plans organizational structure and job content.

Develops Department Budgets – Responsible for developing one or more departmental budget(s). Estimated amount of budgetary responsibility in dollar amount must be added.


Standard Hrs: 37.5;

Expected Salary Range: ($ 94,315 – $ 100,000)


March 28, 2023


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