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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.

Director, Purdue University Press and Head, Scholarly Publishing ServicesPurdue University seeks a highly motivated and forward-thinking publishing professional to take Purdue University Press and Scholarly Publishing Services (PUP/SPS) to the next level. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries and an integral member of the Libraries’ senior leadership team, the successful candidate will be responsible for a publishing division that is gaining international recognition for its success in combining skills and infrastructure from both library and publishing contexts to better serve the needs of academic authors in a changing scholarly communication environment. The position is responsible not only for Purdue University Press but also for Scholarly Publishing Services, which includes Purdue e-Pubs, the University’s institutional repository. The relationship between PUP and SPS is articulated at
Required Qualifications:
A minimum of five years of progressively more responsible experience in publishing.
A bachelor’s degree, and preferably a post-graduate qualification in publishing, business, or a field related to the publishing program.
Experience in managing a budget, with preference to a publishing related budget, to ensure financial viability and long-term growth.
Project management expertise.
Experience in negotiating, preparing, and administering author and editor contracts, agency agreements for a suite of publishing services, and distribution relationships.
Demonstrable success in developing and implementing collaborative ventures and long-term relationships with partners with whom there is mutual benefit.
Experience in pursuing and selecting manuscripts to be assessed by the Editorial Board.
Knowledge necessary to expand and develop digital initiatives.
Understanding of production and sales and marketing roles.
Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly communications.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience of publishing in science, engineering, or related STEM fields.
Demonstrated understanding of the missions and functions of a large research library.
Record of successful grant management.
Application Process: To be considered for the position, applications must be made through Purdue University’s employment web site at and reference position ID 11488. Please include a cover letter with your application outlining your qualifications for this position. Review of applications will begin June 13, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and/or questions can be directed to Resumés or CVs sent to this email address cannot be considered. Please put “PUP/SPS” in the title of all email correspondence. A background check is required for this position.
The full job announcement can be seen at
Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.