Career Resources

Looking to begin or advance a career in university press and scholarly publishing? Or managing an internship program at your press or on your campus? These resources are excellent tools for career development.

Finding a Job

The AUPresses Jobs List
Targeted postings of open positions, including internships, at the Association's 140+ member publishers.

Email Discussion Lists
The AUPresses community supports a number of active general- and special-interest email discussion lists. These are great ways to share ideas and information with colleagues at other presses, solve problems without wheel-reinventing, and stay abreast of issues and news from the Association.

A database of jobs and internships from a wide variety of publishers. Bookjobs also includes extensive information about the industry for those just starting out in publishing. Posting jobs on the website is free and open to all publishers.

Job board hosted by Publishers Lunch, "the industry's daily essential read."

Publishers Weekly
Job board hosted by the popular weekly publishing magazine and website.

AAP's Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division
The PSP division of the Association of American Publishers' job board for scholarly publishing opportunities.

Diversity Job Banks
A short list of resources for diversity hiring and recruitment.

Career Learning

Explore the World of Professional & Scholarly Publishingicon.pdf
A booklet developed by the AAP Professional & Scholarly Division (PSP) with AAUP and the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) to promote careers in our industry sector on college campuses. Member presses use it in both internship programs and on-campus outreach.

AAUP Professional Development Opportunities
Staff at AAUP member presses can take advantage of numerous professional development programs.

Publishing Education Opportunities
The universities and colleges below offer degrees, certificates, and continuing education opportunities. Visit program websites for details.

University of Baltimore MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts Baltimore, MD
DePaul University

MA in Writing and Publishing

MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing

Chicago, IL
Emerson College MA in Publishing and Writing Boston, MA
George Washington University Masters of Professional Studies in Publishing Alexandria, VA
University of Houston-Victoria MS in Publishing Victoria, TX
New York University MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media New York, NY
Pace University MS in Publishing New York, NY
Portland State University MA/MS in Writing: Book Publishing Portland, OR
Rosemont College MA in Publishing Rosemont, PA


Arizona State University Scholarly Publishing Graduate Certificate Phoenix, AZ
University of Chicago Editing Certificate Program Chicago, IL
Columbia University Columbia Publishing Course New York, NY
University of Denver Denver Publishing Institute Denver, CO
DePaul University Certificate in Publishing Chicago, IL
Florida State University Certificate in Publishing and Editing Tallahassee, FL
Rosemont College ePublishing Certificate

Rosemont, PA


Continuing Education SeminarProgramLocation
University of Chicago National Museum Publishing Seminar Location varies
City University of New York CUNY Publishing Institute New York, NY
Yale University Yale Publishing Course New Haven, CT