Associate Prose Editor at The Georgia Review

August 26, 2021
Athens, GA

About the University of Georgia: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department: The Georgia Review is the literary-cultural journal published out of the University of Georgia since 1947. While it began with a regional commitment, its scope has grown to include readers and writers throughout the U.S. and the world, who are brought together through the print journal as well as live programming. Convinced that communities thrive when built on dialogue that honors the difference between any two interlocutors, we publish imaginative work that challenges us to reconsider any line, distinction, or thought in danger of becoming too rigid or neat, so that our readers can continue the conversations in their own lives.

The UGA Libraries is located on the university’s main campus in Athens, Georgia, and its facilities include the Main Library, Science Library, Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Map and Government Information Library, Repository, Special Collections Libraries, and the Carnegie Library. Perennially rated as one of the nation’s top college towns, Athens offers a vibrant place to work and live. With Atlanta 70 miles to the west, Athens offers good proximity to the city while maintaining a small-town culture and feel. Information about the UGA Libraries:

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Posting Type: External

Retirement Plan: TRS or ORP

Employment Type: Employee

Benefits Eligibility: Benefits Eligible

Underutilization: Minorities & Females

Advertised Salary: Minimum annual salary for this position begins at $50,000.

Anticipated Start Date: 01/03/2022

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings):

Job Posting Date: 08/20/2021

Job Closing Date:

Open until filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should include the following in their application:

  • A 1-2 page letter of interest
  • A complete CV
  • A 500-700 word statement of editorial philosophy that describes your practice in terms of 1) acquiring pieces for publication, and 2) developing manuscripts through editorial exchange with authors.
  • The names, titles, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references.

Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by September 30, 2021, however, the position will remain open until filled.

Location of Vacancy: Athens Area

EEO Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Position Details

Classification Title: Academic Professional AC


Faculty Rank: Academic Professional Associate

Contract Type: Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications: A terminal degree in literature, creative writing, or another disciplinary area appropriate for the position.

Position Summary: This is one of two Associate Editor positions at The Georgia Review. This Associate Prose Editor, in concert with the Associate Poetry Editor, is responsible to the Editor of The Georgia Review for performing high-quality editorial work dealing primarily with screening of submissions from the online submissions manager program, selecting and preparing works for potential publication, and attending acquisitions meetings in which such manuscripts are evaluated. Some manuscripts approved by the acquisitions team will be assigned to an Associate Editor by the Editor for final editing. Although this Associate Prose Editor specializes in prose fiction and nonfiction, each Associate Editor is fluent in all genres.

This position leads the department’s experiential learning program, which entails administering the program as the faculty of record, conducting the interviews that determine each year’s cohort of interns, leading submission workshops, and mentoring the graduate assistants, who assist with running the program.

This position will:

  • Screen online submissions (poetry, short fiction, and essays) by selecting and securing submissions for the acquisitions team, working with the acquisitions team to evaluate submissions, and editing assigned work slated for publication.
  • Administer The Georgia Review’s experiential learning program by conducting interviews for admittance, leading submission workshops, and guiding 6-8 participating undergraduate students through an array of hands-on activities and experiences.
  • Mentor graduate assistants and undergraduate interns.
  • Generate original web content for the site’s various featured categories.
  • Assist with the planning, coordination, and publicity of local Georgia Review programs, such as lectures and readings.
  • Represent The Georgia Review at local, regional, and national functions as necessary.
  • Maintain flexibility and awareness of changes and needs in the department by assuming related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Additional Requirements: This is an open rank academic professional position which consists of the following three ranks:

The Academic Professional Associate position is an entry-level faculty position. No minimum number of years in a lower rank is required. Candidates for appointment to this rank should show evidence of a high level of competence in the disciplinary area of the position, and demonstrated promise of moving towards excellence in professional leadership, practice, service, instruction, and/or scholarly activities as appropriate for the position.

The Academic Professional position is the second of three progressive ranks in this faculty track. Under normal circumstances, candidates for appointment or promotion to this rank must have had five (5) years of experience at the Academic Professional Associate level (or equivalent) either at UGA or another institution. Candidates for appointment or promotion to this rank must show evidence of a high level of achievement and impact as appropriate for the position’s duties, as well as recognition of professional excellence by peers outside the hiring unit. Individuals at this rank must present evidence of emerging stature as regional or national authorities within the scope of their assigned duties.

The Senior Academic Professional position is the third of three progressive ranks in this faculty track. Initial appointment to this rank can occur in exceptional circumstances. An individual would normally be eligible for appointment or promotion to this rank after at least five (5) years of experience at the Academic Professional level (or equivalent). Candidates for appointment or promotion to this rank must show evidence of a high level of achievement and impact as appropriate for the position’s duties, as well as recognition of professional excellence by peers external to the university. Individuals at this rank must present evidence of established stature as national or international authorities within the scope of their assigned duties.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification: One or more years of editorial and/or publishing experience.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • Thorough awareness of literary writing and publishing, both past and current.
  • Ability to develop manuscripts for publication through editorial engagement with potential authors.
  • Ability to plan and meet publishing deadlines, and to work under deadline pressure.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent copy-editing skills, including a solid knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contributors, students, and members of the academic community.

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