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Sage House

Sage House, home of Cornell University Press

Cornell University invites applications and nominations for the position of Press Director. Cornell University Press was established in 1869, the first university press formed in the United States, for a university whose founder, Ezra Cornell, was committed to inclusiveness: "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study." The Press's diverse and distinguished publishing program reflects this institutional commitment. It is today a respected scholarly publisher of award-winning books in key disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, life sciences, and natural history. The Press's merger with the ILR Press in 1995 has led to a respected list of books in labor and employment relations, the health care professions, and human resources, published under the ILR Press imprint. Altogether, the Press publishes 120 new titles per year in print and eBook format along with a newly launched digital-only imprint.

Since 1993, the acquisitions, editorial, production, and marketing departments of the Press have been located in Sage House, a stone mansion built as a residence in the 1880s by Henry Williams Sage, then chairman of the University's Board of Trustees. Additional offices for the Press's financial department, as well as CUP Services, which handles customer service and distribution for the Press and its client publishers, are located in downtown Ithaca, along with its warehouse.

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Cornell University has exclusively engaged Jack Farrell & Associates ( to find the successful candidate for this position. Interested candidates should contact John Hartnett ( or PH: 908-573-5491) to learn more details about the application process.