International Center for Performance Excellence/FiT Publishing
Our web sites at http://cpass.wvu.edu, http://icpe.wvu.edu and http://www.fitpublishing.com
The College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (CPASS) at West Virginia University, under the Dean’s office, is recruiting applicants for the position of Director of the International Center for Performance Excellence (ICPE) and its publishing division, FiT Publishing. The Director will report directly to the Dean’s office and will be responsible for the overall management of the ICPE, including budgeting oversight and supervision of the unit’s staff. The Director will also be responsible for acquisitions and marketing oversight of FiT Publishing’s academic textbooks, reference books, trade books, academic journals, and other publishing products and will travel to and participate in professional association conferences to showcase FiT’s publishing products. The Director is expected to work in conjunction with CPASS administration and faculty to identify and write grants and contracts to further broaden the internationalization of the ICPE and CPASS in accordance with their strategic plans and serve on the CPASS International Advisory Committee.
Professional Qualifications: Qualifications include at least a Bachelor’s degree in business-related disciplines, sport and exercise sciences, communications, or related fields. Applicants must also possess at least five years of experience working in a publishing environment, preferably relating specifically to academic publishing, and two years of supervision experience. The successful candidate will also be required to have excellent writing skills and oral, interpersonal, and organizational communication skills as well as superior skills in problem solving, organization, persuasion, and time management. The candidate will be expected to have the ability to develop and cultivate relationships with scholars in the sport and exercise sciences, physical education, and other disciplines and maintain professional business relationships with buyers, distributors, and other vendors utilized in the publishing industry. The candidate should also have demonstrated knowledge of acquisitions and marketing of publishing products. The successful candidate will also be asked to have an active role in assisting to further the internationalization of CPASS.
Review of Applications: Review of applications will begin March 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Process: To apply to this position, please go to the jobs bulletin website at jobs.wvu.edu. Click on the “Non Classified” link and then choose “Position Title”. Go to the bottom of the ad and click “Apply Now” to start the application process. This application will require uploading supporting credentials (letter of application, résumé, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of a minimum of three professional references). The application letter should address: (1) previous publishing industry experience, highlighting experience specific to academic publishing; (2) experience as it relates to acquisitions, marketing, and sales; (3) experience with budget oversight; and (4) history of supervisory duties.
Location: West Virginia University is a comprehensive, land-grant university with approximately 28,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate students. The city of Morgantown has 55,000 residents with affordable housing, excellent schools, family oriented community, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities. Morgantown has been ranked as the “#1 Small City in America,” the “Best Small City in the East,” and the “3rd-Best Small Town” in the nation. This area has a strong economy and an unemployment rate well below the national average. West Virginia University has created a dual career program to help faculty partners or spouses find employment in and around the university (http://dualcareer.hr.wvu.edu/).
West Virginia University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.