Director, University of Queensland Press

Brisbane, Australia
04 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Queensland Press (UQP) is a dynamic publishing house celebrating its 70th year, and is known for its innovative philosophy and commitment to producing books of high quality and cultural significance. It has launched the careers of many celebrated Australian writers, such as David Malouf, Peter Carey, Kate Grenville, Doris Pilkington and Nick Earls.

UQP is seeking a Director to lead the strategic direction, and overall operations, of the Press, as well as oversee acquisitions and lead collaborations with teaching and research programs in communication, publishing, and writing. In collaboration with the Publishing Director, the UQP Director will be responsible for lifting the national profile of UQP and The University of Queensland (UQ), and ensuring that UQP remains as a leading independent publishing house. The Director will regularly serve as a spokesperson for UQP or the publishing sector within Queensland, and as spokesperson for Australian university presses and for independent publishing within Australia and overseas. Work will be highly interactive with senior office-holders in the University and Australia-wide wherein the position provides advice, promotes products and services, negotiates conditions and terms, and resolves politically sensitive matters.


A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Position Description

Download File Director, UQP - AppointmentBook.pdf


To discuss this position please contact Professor Tim Dunne, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Office of the Provost, on (07) 3346 9955 or by email at To submit an application, please use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.