Editor at Hong Kong University Press – Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong (ranked 1st most international university in the world by Times Higher Education in 2022) is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of university scholarship for many years. The University offers a comprehensive range of study programs and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 departments and academic institutes/centres. There are approximately 30,000 local and international undergraduate and postgraduate students, and over 4,000 academic and university staff from multicultural backgrounds.

Applications are invited for nomination as Editor at Hong Kong University Press (Ref.: 511943) as soon as possible, initially on a three-year fixed-term contract, with the possibility of renewal.

Since its inception in 1956, Hong Kong University Press (HKUP) has grown from a small publisher to one publishing between 30 and 50 new titles a year, with active listings in the arts and humanities, law, education, architecture and health sciences. Press has aggressively grown its e-book portfolio, including partnerships with Oxford Scholarship Online, Project Muse, JSTOR and others in Asia and around the world. More press information can be obtained at https://hkupress.hku.hk.

Reporting to the Vice President and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) and working with the HKUP Editorial Board, the Editor will provide oversight and management of the press to achieve its vision and mission in supporting the strategic objectives of the ‘University. He/she will own the publishing and global press branding strategies; provide leadership in personnel management, financial planning and digital development; and be responsible for overseeing acquisitions, editorial, production and distribution processes. The successful candidate should have at least 10 years of relevant experience in scholarly publishing, as well as substantial management experience, knowledge of the publishing process, and a strong international network in scholarly publishing. A good command of project management and financial management in publishing is essential. A postgraduate degree in a relevant academic discipline is desirable. A high degree of English proficiency 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 the current rate, payroll tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will result in an end-of-contract gratuity and a contribution from the University to a pension scheme, totaling up to 15% of base salary. Housing allowances will be provided where applicable.

The University is only accepting online applications for the above position. Applicants should apply online (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an updated CV. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency