Head, Mason Publishing Group
George Mason University

George Mason University Libraries seeks 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.

Incumbent will manage an integrated program of existing and planned services
including an 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.

Qualifications: REQUIRED - 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; excellent
writing, speaking and interpersonal skills. PREFERRED -
Five years of increasingly responsible experience in the academic publishing

Appointment/Benefits/Application Information:

12-month professional faculty appointment without rank. Salary is competitive
and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits information and
application instructions are available at All applications for
this position (FA730z) MUST be submitted online at Review of
applications will begin on March 15, 2014, and will continue until the
position is filled. Questions should be directed to Debra Hogan, Executive
Assistant to the University Librarian, at [log in to unmask]

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution--located
in the greater metropolitan Washington, D.C. area--with national distinction
in a range of academic fields. Enrollment is over 32,000, with students
studying in over 198 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax,
Loudoun and Prince William. 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 or

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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