Position Description
Press University Press of Kentucky


The University Press of Kentucky seeks experienced, forward-thinking candidates with proven leadership skills for the position of Press Director. The Director, reporting to the University of Kentucky Vice Provost, is responsible for establishing the Press’s strategic vision and administering an income-driven publishing operation with a staff of 15 employees, including 5 direct reports. The Director manages the publishing endeavor in all its aspects, including editorial direction, business planning, budgetary oversight, fundraising, technology applications, book production, distribution, sales, and marketing.


About the University Press of Kentucky

The University Press of Kentucky was founded in 1943. It has a dual mission—the publication of books of high scholarly merit and the publication of titles about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia. In addition to these regional strengths, the Press has distinguished lists in American military history, foreign relations, civil rights, and film studies. The University Press of Kentucky publishes 50–60 new books per year, with over 2,000 titles in print.

The Press is the nonprofit, scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It operates as an agency of the University of Kentucky and serves all state institutions of higher learning, plus five private colleges and two major historical societies.


About Lexington

The second-largest city in the Bluegrass State, Lexington ranks in the top 30 of US News & World Report’s 2019 Best Places to Live. Lexington has much to offer—excellent schools, an emerging food scene, a vibrant and continually revitalizing downtown, sports, music, and arts. It is also within driving distance of natural wonders and outdoor destinations, as well as cities like Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Nashville, and Asheville.


For more information and to apply: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/252786