Publisher in the Hong Kong University Press
Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong (ranked 1st most international university in the world by Times High Education in 2019) is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are around 29,000 local and international undergraduate and postgraduate students, and more than 2,500 members of academic and academic-related staff of multi-cultural backgrounds.
Applications are invited for appointment as Publisher in the Hong Kong University Press (Ref.: 495881) from as soon as possible, initially on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.
Since its establishment in 1956, the Hong Kong University Press has grown from a small publisher to one that releases between 30 and 60 new titles a year, with active lists in humanities, law, education, architecture and health sciences. The Press has aggressively built its e-books portfolio, including partnerships with Oxford Scholarship Online, Project Muse, JSTOR, and others in Asia and worldwide. Further information about the Press can be obtained at https://hkupress.hku.hk.
Reporting to the Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Publisher will provide oversight and management of the Press to achieve its vision and mission in supporting the University’s strategic goals. He/She will take ownership of the Press’s publishing and global branding strategies; provide leadership in staff management, financial planning and digital development; and be responsible for overseeing the acquisitions, editorial, production and distribution processes. The successful candidate should possess at least 10 years of relevant experience in scholarly publishing, as well as substantial managerial experience, knowledge of the publishing process and strong international network in academic publishing. Good command of project and financial management in publishing is essential. A postgraduate degree in a relevant academic discipline is desirable. A high degree of proficiency in English is essential while knowledge of Chinese and Asian experience would be beneficial.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.
The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications and nominations will start immediately and continue until the post is filled.
The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency