CALL FOR EDITOR(S) OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND HUMANISM

The Executive Board of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology (SHA) is now inviting applications for Managing Editor or Co-editors of its peer-reviewed journal, Anthropology and Humanism (A&H). Please distribute, and feel free to reach out with queries.

Our journal welcomes a broad spectrum of contributions from those who value humanism for getting to the heart of anthropology, accepting both traditional research articles and creative writing genres. We publish two issues annually, in June and December.

The fundamental responsibility of the new editor(s) will be to guide the solicitation, peer review, editing, and timely publication of submitted articles. A&H editors will be appointed by and report to the SHA Board for three-year terms and serve as ex-officio members of the SHA Board during this time. The editor(s) are not expected to have expertise in all sub-fields, but should have an interest in the wider possibilities in humanistic anthropological scholarship.

Editors must meet strict deadlines in journal production, and work closely with Editors of Fiction, Poetry, Book and Film Reviews, as well as peer-reviewers. The new editor(s) will be expected to take full advantage of enthusiastic and experienced Fiction/Creative Nonfiction and Poetry Editors already on the Editorial Team.

To facilitate a smooth transition, SHA plans to designate the incoming editor or co-editors by the time of the 2019 American Anthropological Association meetings in late November. While production for the 2020 volume will remain the responsibility of the current editors, the incoming editor(s) will be able to “shadow” current editors on this volume to learn the process and tools used to manage the journal. Editorial duties for the new editor(s) will commence in October of 2020 for the 2021 volume.

Editor(s) must be fully available for a three-year term of appointment beginning October 2020.

Interested applicants should submit proposals specifically addressing the qualification criteria listed below and their vision for the journal. Please send all materials as e-mails and attachments by September, 15, 2019, to Helena Wulff, Chair of the A&H Search Committee, at ([email protected]).

The SHA Board invites submissions from a wide range of candidates, including proposals for collaborative or co-editor teams. Candidates should describe prior editorial experience in their proposals. CVs of key personnel should be appended to the proposal. Roles may include but are not limited to associate editors, graduate assistants, and student interns.

Qualifications for Anthropology and Humanism editor(s):

  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology’s areas of focus
  • Interest in and knowledge of publishing, editing, and journal administration
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ph.D. in anthropology
  • Proven record of refereed publications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and leadership experience
  • Willingness to work with AAA’s evolving publication program, and the SHA Board
  • Facility or comfort with on-line technology workflow tools
  • The ability to work remotely, with a computer updated to current standards and software.

Successful proposals should articulate a clear vision for journal stewardship. It will be helpful to have organizational or financial support from the editor’s institution. Editors are expected to attend the AAA annual fall meeting, for which SHA provides nominal travel support.

Potential applicants may contact SHA President Helena Wulff ([email protected]) with queries. Specific questions may also be addressed to A&H current Lead co-editor David Syring ([email protected]) and SHA Treasurer Julia Offen ([email protected]).

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