Summary of Duties: As part of a highly collaborative team, the editor-in-chief of WSU Press shapes and fulfills the mission of the University's, scholarly publishing program; is responsible for the acquisition, scholarly review, and, in collaboration with editorial staff, editorial composition of 12-15 outstanding books annually. Together with the Press director and area finance officer, an annual operating budget and business plan is created to ensure fiscal soundness within the unit. The editor-in-chief builds on the press's strong foundation in Northwest history by seeking projects that reflect the multiple perspectives of the diverse communities of our state and region.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree in communications, history or related field AND a minimum of four (4) years of professional experience in research, writing and editing of scholarly works. A Masters degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required professional experience. Positions may have specific position requirement.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.