Seeking Applications for Editor of Anthropology and Humanism

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology (SHA) invites proposals to serve as Editor-in-Chief for Anthropology & Humanism. The position will start on July 1, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, and the editor must be fully available for a three-year term appointment. The role of the Editor includes soliciting submissions, evaluating submissions for fit, finding appropriate reviewers, sending decisions and feedback to authors, using the ScholarOne system to manage submissions and communications in a timely manner, and working with enthusiastic and experienced Fiction/Creative Nonfiction and Poetry Editors already on the Editorial Team. The journal is published twice a year, and the number of submissions varies. It would be helpful for the Editor have organizational or financial support from their institution.

Anthropology and Humanism aims to foster an accessible, inclusive, and supportive environment for its all-volunteer team, including Editors, Editorial Advisory Board members, and other members of the editorial team. Engaging in ongoing, transparent dialogue about our work on the journal and the visions we have for humanistic anthropology are central to our mission.

SHA welcomes an editor (or editorial team) who is diligent, imaginative, and creative. Preferably the Editor takes a humanistic approach to their scholarship, have published creative ethnographic writing, and be open to new and emerging genres. To apply, please send (1) a 1-2 page application letter identifying your current position and research/teaching areas, an overview of relevant experience, an explanation why you would like to edit Anthropology and Humanism, and how you would approach the position; and (2) your CV.

Submitting your Application

Applications should be sent to Erik Aasland, President of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology ( Specific questions may also be addressed to David Syring (

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