American Society of Magazine Editors

Assistant Professor in Publishing at Emerson College

The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in the area of Publishing to teach a range of publishing courses. The appointment begins September 1, 2015. 

The college seeks a passionate, dedicated publishing professional who is committed to teaching multiple aspects of the business of publishing to undergraduate and graduate students who will become leaders in the field.  Significant professional experience is expected and a Master’s Degree is preferred.

The candidate should be familiar with current business practices within the publishing industry including management, finance, sales, and legal aspects. The ideal candidate will have management experience within the broad marketplace of print and online publishing. Applicants with experience managing emerging or innovative publications are encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will have a strong record of publications or presentations related to the business of publishing, and display a potential for continued research or a focus on entrepreneurial ventures.

The candidate should present evidence of successful teaching inside or outside the academy.  Candidates should be able to develop a cohesive course of study that envisions the future of the publishing industry. Experience teaching or developing non-traditional course delivery is a plus.

In addition to teaching five courses a year, all faculty members advise and mentor students and participate in the college's system of shared governance.

Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, and three letters of reference through the PeopleAdmin portal @

The search is active until the position is filled with preference given to applications received by December 1, 2014.

Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.

The Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing is a vibrant and engaged community of scholars, writers, and designers with over 100 full-time and part-time faculty members, 550 undergraduate majors, and 250 graduate students in the Creative Writing MFA program and Publishing MA program.

Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in Boston’s Literary Cultural District in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college enrolls 3,662 undergraduate students and 830 graduate students from 75 countries and all 50 states.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Boston, MA