Director - Fitness Information Technology (FiT) Publishing
The College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (CPASS) at West Virginia University is recruiting applicants for the position of Director of FiT Publishing and the International Center for Performance Excellence (ICPE). The Director will report directly to the Dean's office and will be responsible for the overall management of FiT Publishing acquisitions and marketing oversight of FiT Publishing's academic textbooks, reference books, trade books, academic journals, and other publishing products, unit budgeting, supervision of the unit's staff, and will travel to and participate in professional association conferences to showcase FiT's publishing products. The donation of FiT Publishing to CPASS also included the development of the ICPE with the goal of internationalizing CPASS. Within this role, the Director will work in conjunction with CPASS administration, faculty, and the WVU community to enhance the internationalization of the ICPE, CPASS and its academic programs in accordance with their strategic plans and serve on the CPASS International Advisory Committee. Links to our website can be found at: http://www.fitpublishing.com and http://cpass.wvu.edu .
Qualifications include at least a Bachelor's degree in business-related disciplines, sport and exercise sciences, communications, or related fields. Applicants must also possess two years of supervisory experience and at least five years of experience working in a publishing environment, preferably relating specifically to academic publishing. The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate successful business skills, knowledge of sport science related disciplines, and 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 use data to evaluate the business and make appropriate decisions, be able 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.
To apply for this position, visit https://careers.wvu.edu/ . Please include a letter of application which addresses the following:
(1) previous publishing industry experience, highlighting experience specific to academic publishing
(2) business related skills
(3) experience as it relates to acquisitions, marketing, and sales
(4) experience with budget oversight
(5) history of supervisory duties
Additional requirements include a resume and the names and complete contact information of at least three professional references. Application review begins on 12/1/2020 and will continue until the position is filled. It should be noted that complete and professional quality documentation must be submitted in order for any candidate to be considered for this position. For further information contact (Jack Watson, Dean), via email: ( Jack.Watson@mail.wvu.edu )
WVU is the State comprehensive Land Grant University with a main campus enrollment of approximately 29,000 students and a Carnegie Classification –R1: Doctoral Universities Highest Research Activity. The Morgantown metro area has a population of about 137,000 residents with Morgantown itself at approximately 31,000. The city of Morgantown has affordable housing, excellent schools, 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.
Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career ( https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/new-employees ) and a range of progressive policies to support work-life integration ( https://faculty.wvu.edu/policies-and-procedures/work-life-integration ). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search and belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( https://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv ).
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
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