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New Position at the MAA in Publications

New Position at the MAA
Director of Publications for Journals and Communications

Mathematical Association of America
Washington, DC

The Mathematical Association of America seeks a highly qualified person for the position of Director of Publications for Journals and Communications. The primary responsibilities of the position are to oversee journals and other periodicals and content and resources on the MAA website. In addition, the Director will perform other duties related to communications of the MAA to our members, the public, and other specific constituencies. A candidate should have a Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences. Requirements include editorial experience, writing articles for journals, periodicals, and the web, and experience with creating web content. The candidate should be familiar with the MAA, have a strong interest in writing and publication, and express a vision for MAA publications in print and online.

The Director oversees publication of the Association's three journals, three magazines (two online), the Association's newsmagazine, a variety of columns and articles, the MAA Mathematical Sciences Digital Library (MathDL) and the new MAA Gateways site to other digital libraries. In addition, the Director will oversee mathematical and professional resources on the MAA website and will develop content for new resources to serve our members and the public. The Director will be responsible for communications of the MAA such as reports, news articles, and public awareness pieces.

The Director will oversee a staff of three located in the headquarters office and numerous editors and editorial boards. Duties include administration of the department and grant proposal development and management. The Director reports to the Executive Director and is a key member of the MAA's staff leadership team. S/he will work closely with other members of the staff, national and sectional officers, committees and editors, and others in strategic planning and program development.

The mission of the MAA is to advance the mathematical sciences. The MAA, with nearly 30,000 members, is the largest association in the world with a focus on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. Membership includes college and university faculty and students, high school teachers, individuals from business, industry, and government, and others who enjoy mathematics. The Director is responsible for ensuring that publications encompass the interests of all major constituencies of the MAA, embrace all areas of mathematics, and are easily available to all of our members and the larger community who are interested in mathematics, especially for expository mathematics and materials for faculty and students.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed as received, but it is expected that the position will begin between January 1, 2007 and July 2007. The position is located at the national headquarters of the MAA in Washington, DC.

Candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to:

Ms. Marlesa Adams
Chief of Staff
Mathematical Association of America
1529 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Applications may be submitted electronically to References will be requested after review of applications. Applications from individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged. AA/EOE.

News Date: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2006