Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Cornell East Asia Series is looking for an Editor. The Cornell East Asia Series is a growing publication series of the East Asia Program in the Center for International Studies and an imprint of Cornell University Press. We are hiring an editor who will be responsible for overseeing manuscripts from submission to acceptance, through the preparation process, and on to publication, 7-15 books per year in humanities and social sciences. They will lead and coordinate all aspects of the Series, working closely with the program staff, imprint publisher (CUP), and the 5-7-person faculty editorial board.
The East Asia Program (EAP) serves as the hub of a campus-wide network of specialists and a forum for the interdisciplinary study of contemporary and historical East Asia. The program draws its membership of over 50 faculty and numerous affiliated faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students from eight of Cornell's schools and colleges. EAP's core commitment is to foster and facilitate East Asia-oriented intellectual communication and cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Responsibilities of the Managing Editor will include (but are not limited to):
pursue, invite, and develop appropriate book projects (including monographs and course-use titles)
review submitted manuscripts for quality, fit, and financial potential and manage the peer review process of encouraging projects
present recommended projects to the CEAS editorial board and the CUP editorial group
organize the project materials and evaluate digital art and permissions for production
oversee the editorial process, adhering to schedules, and liaising with all publishing partners, freelancers, and vendors
participate in program and press staff meetings
attend appropriate conferences
Skills we value in this position:
two to three years of experience of higher education and scholarly publishing
graduate work or extensive cultural and linguistic experience of East Asia
proven ability to read, comprehend, and critique complex writing
project management experience, organization, efficiency, and demonstrated creativity
excellent written and verbal communication skills
demonstrated commitment to the values of publishing scholarship and sharing knowledge
experience in collaboration and the desire to be part of a team
working knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style
knowledge of academic research procedures including the peer review process
experience with basic data analysis
experience with software such as Word, Excel, and InDesign
strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect, and inclusion
Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required
Additional beneficial qualities include:
literacy in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and/or another East Asian language
awareness of trends and issues in scholarly publishing
professional experience in or exposure to publication production, management, or marketing
The Cornell East Asia Series is actively committed to maintaining a culture of diversity, inclusion, equity, and respect. We seek applicants who are interested in building upon and contributing to a larger community that values a culture of learning, appreciation, and diverse identities, lives, and experiences.
Cornell University has embraced flexibility above perfectionism throughout this challenging past year, honored caretaking and individual needs, and consistently valued a work-life balance.
What we offer:
Cornell offers a competitive salary, great benefits that include educational benefits, access to many wellness programs, health care options, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 University paid holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day), and excellent retirement contributions.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Please submit a cover letter, C.V., and a brief writing sample that demonstrates an ability to concisely summarize complicated projects. All materials will be uploaded in the same area as the CV.
For full consideration, please apply by June 4, 2021. This is a full-time position, located on the Ithaca, NY campus. At this time, Cornell is anticipating a fully in-person semester in fall 2021.
University Job Title:
Pay Rate Type:
Number of Openings:
If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell.
Online Submission Guidelines:
Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. You can upload documents either by "dragging and dropping" them into the dropbox or by using the "upload" icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website.
If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at email@example.com.
For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting.
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.
Internal Number: WDR-00025805
About Cornell University
In 1865, Ezra Cornell founded an institution "where any person can find instruction in any study." From the beginning, all students were welcome, regardless of race, gender, ideology, or socioeconomic status. Today, we invite you to join our talented and diverse students and accessible faculty who, together, form a living and learning community unmatched in its breadth of opportunities.Cornell University's college, schools, and other academic units offer more than 4,000 courses, 70 undergraduate majors, 93 graduate fields of study, undergraduate and advanced degrees, and continuing education and outreach programs.