Open Positions

Acquisitions Editor, Utah State University Press (Logan, Utah)

University Press of Colorado (UPC) invites applications for the position of acquisitions editor for its Utah State University Press (USUP) imprint. The acquisitions editor will be responsible for acquiring 20-25 books per year in the subjects of composition/writing studies; folklore studies; and regional nature, natural history, and environmental studies. The acquisitions editor will work closely with the Director and the energetic UPC staff of creative, dedicated professionals, and will take the lead in shaping the future of the distinguished USUP imprint. This is a full-time on-site position on the campus of Utah State University, an internationally recognized public research university in Logan, Utah, a vibrant small city located some 75 minutes north of Salt Lake City in the Wasatch Mountains. Duties of the acquisitions editor will include (but are not limited to):

  • pursuing, inviting, and developing appropriate book projects (including scholarly monographs and occasional student texts)
  • reviewing submitted manuscripts for quality and financial potential
  • managing the peer review process for encouraged projects
  • presenting recommended projects to the UPC editorial committee
  • negotiating author contracts
  • participating in trustee meetings and staff meetings
  • collaborating with the dean, department heads, and other leadership of the USU libraries
  • representing the press as primary liaison to USU faculty
  • attending appropriate conferences
  • assisting the press director as needed in pursuing title subventions and other funding opportunities for qualified projects

The successful candidate will have:

  • experience with scholarly acquisitions and publishing
  • functional knowledge of academic areas served by USUP
  • an awareness of trends and issues in publishing, academic, and research library environments
  • excellent communication and networking abilities
  • a strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect, inclusion, and quality

Additional desirable qualities include:

  • professional experience in or exposure to publication production, management, or marketing
  • graduate degree in a field related to any of the acquisition areas listed above
  • experience in teaching
  • a record of scholarly publication
  • familiarity with work published by USUP or UPC

The University Press of Colorado is actively committed to maintaining a culture of diversity, inclusion, equity, and respect. The position offers competitive compensation as well as health, vision, and dental benefits, long-term disability coverage, a 403b retirement plan, and paid time off.

Please send CV and letter of interest via email to Dr. Bradford Cole, Dean of Libraries and Chair of Search Committee at .