The University of Texas at Austin seeks a visionary leader to serve as Director of The University of Texas Press (UT Press) as it writes the next bold chapter in its proud history. Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Director is responsible for establishing the strategic vision for the organization and leads and manages the day-to-day operations of the Press. Candidates should have a proven track record of success in the industry, possess significant financial acumen, and excel at collaborating with a diverse array of disciplines and stakeholders. The Director will be based in Austin, Texas in close proximity to the UT campus.
UT Press, a book and journal publisher, established in 1950 has published more than 3,000 books since its inception and remains one of the most consequential publishing houses in the global marketplace. UT Press produces approximately 80 new books and 13 journals each year. It is governed by a faculty Advisory Committee, employs approximately 40 staff, and benefits from the input of an Advisory Board.
Over almost seven decades, UT Press has become a publisher of international scope, issuing works in a wide range of fields. Published volumes present the results of original research conducted all across the United States and Latin America and in centers of learning throughout the world. Major areas of concentration include American studies, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, classics, film and media studies, food studies and cookbooks, history, Jewish studies, Latin American and pre-Columbian studies, Latinx studies, Middle Eastern studies, music, nature and the environment, photography, and Texas and the Southwest.