Position Description
Press University of Chicago Press
Acquisitions Editorial
Acquisitions Editor


The University of Chicago Press seeks a talented and committed editor to expand our acquisitions team in the sciences. Together with the Press’s current science editor, the new acquisitions editor will contribute to an established program focused on ecology, evolution, animal behavior, botany, marine biology, natural history, and other areas of the life sciences. The editor will publish 15-25 titles a year with an emphasis on scholarly, course, and professional books, as well as complementary trade books. Working from the Press’s offices at the University’s Hyde Park campus, the editor will collaborate closely with other Press departments to manage projects throughout their lifecycle. The position is open with respect to rank, from associate to senior editor. The Press welcomes applications from experienced or early-career editors with a passion for the sciences, as well as from professionals and journalists in the field of science communication.


  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Three or more years of work in book publishing or a closely related field of science communication.
  • Demonstrable track record of trade, scholarly, and professional acquisitions—or comparable achievements in science communication—required.
  • A list of signed and published books, or comparable writings/projects, is required and should accompany the application.
  • Ability to coordinate the work of others required.
  • Strategic planning skills required.

Interested applicants should apply online at: https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Acquisitions-Editor_JR03229