University Press Diversity Fellow

at University of Georgia Libraries
Location Athens, Georgia
Date Posted May 2, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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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 works with other press departments including administration, marketing, design, manuscript editorial, production, and intellectual property on behalf of specific book projects, and may take on additional projects to gain a deeper understanding of these other publishing areas.

This position also provides specific support for seeking opportunities for collaboration on digital humanities and open access/OER initiatives between the Press, the Digilab, and the UGA Libraries. Current opportunities include Manifold, the Sustainable History Monograph Program, the Georgia Open Library (NEH Humanities Open Book grant), and Affordable Learning Georgia.
The University Press Diversity Fellow is a one-year fellowship, beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020.

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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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