Editor, Environmental History
|Location:||New York, United States|
APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR EDITOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
This volunteeer position is not tied to a particular geographical location. Review of applications to begin on January 15, 2018.
The American Society for Environmental History and the Forest History Society seek applicants to serve as Editor of the journal Environmental History for a five-year term beginning July 2019. The successful applicant will serve as Editor-elect for a transition period of 6 to 12 months.
Environmental History (EH) is the journal of record in the field of environmental history with readership and authors from around the world, and is published in cooperation with Oxford University Press. The journal addresses issues relating to human interactions with the natural world over time, and includes insights from history, geography, anthropology, the natural sciences, and many other disciplines. In addition to refereed articles, reviews, and a “Gallery” section dedicated to visual materials, it offers a growing range of online resources, which the incoming editor will continue to develop. The position carries no stipend, but financial support for travel and other expenses is available.
• Recognized expertise in the field,
• A compelling vision for the future of the journal and the field,
• Institutional support for the duration of appointment, including release time and clerical assistance as necessary,
• Managerial, organizational, editorial, and electronic skills to oversee the editorial cycle, meet deadlines, and work with publishing professionals,
• The ability to attract established and new scholars to publish in the journal,
• Tact in communicating with authors and staff,
• Membership in ASEH and FHS (upon investiture as editor).
Major responsibilities: In general, the editor is responsible for the intellectual content, quality, and timeliness of the journal issues as well as the overall success of the journal. Specific duties may include but not be limited to:
• Providing clear direction for the journal and website,
• Conveying significant developments in the fields of both environmental and forest history,
• Soliciting high-quality manuscripts from a diverse pool of potential authors,
• Selecting a sufficient pool of competent peer-reviewers and managing the peer review process of 80 to 100 manuscripts per year through an online system,
• Deciding which manuscripts to publish,
• Assisting authors in seeing their manuscripts to publication,
• Working with a Book Review Editor, Digital Content Editor, Gallery Editor, FHS Staff responsible for the Biblioscope section, and Oxford University Press to ensure timely publication,
• Overseeing and leading a vigorous and innovative online presence for the journal,
• Attending annual meetings of both the ASEH and FHS,
• Appointing an active Editorial Board to provide advice and counsel,
• Representing the journal in outside venues and conferences.
Application Materials: The application package should be no more than 5 pages (not including the CV and statements of support) and include:
• Cover Letter: Including name, affiliation, and other relevant information, and providing particular evidence pertinent to the position,
• CV: Highlighting publications and any editorial experience,
• Vision Statement: Describing challenges and opportunities, future plans for the journal, continued development of online presence, an administrative plan for editing processes, and objective milestones for evaluation,
• Description of Institutional Resources: Addressing the feasibility of serving as editor in light of the institutional resources likely to be available. Preliminary statements of institutional support from the applicant’s Chair and/or Dean are requested.
Search procedure: A pdf of this call for applications can be found here: http://environmentalhistory.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/EH-editor-ad-final.pdf . Interested parties should request further information from the Chair of the Search Committee by writing to Nancy_Jacobs@brown.edu . Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018; the final deadline for receipt of applications is February 1. Candidates will be interviewed at the ASEH meeting in Riverside, California, March 14-18, 2018. Applications must be submitted as a single PDF file with the file name “yourlastname_EHeditor.pdf” to https://www.dropbox.com/request/ErHgEfXRN4X0nTLtpwX6?oref=e .
|Primary Category:||Environmental History / Studies