Open Position: ‘Eighteenth-Century Studies’ Editor

Posted in opportunities by Editor on June 12, 2011

ASECS is seeking a new editor and a new home for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Published quarterly by the Johns Hopkins University Press for ASECS, the journal is dedicated to maintaining and developing the Society’s special mission of interdisciplinarity and publishing the best in eighteenth-century scholarship. The Society will also accept applications from a team of two (and no more than three) editors at the same institution but representing different disciplines. The new editor will begin his/her duties for a five year term effective July 1, 2012.

Eighteenth-Century Studies is an endowed journal and the Society contributes to its support. The journal’s Editor can also rely on the support of an excellent team of book review editors, editorial board, and advisory editors.

Candidates should submit a letter of application describing their interest in and plans for the journal, together with a curriculum vitae for each prospective editor. In addition, the application should include a statement signed by the appropriate institutional officer pledging support for the journal for a term of at least five years. Institutional support shall include space, utilities, custodial services, release time for the editor(s), half-time secretarial support, and one-half the salary and benefits of a full-time managing editor who will, in addition to other duties, work with the Executive Director’s staff in securing and producing advertising revenue.  It would be desirable if the host institution would also provide computer equipment and support facilities. The application deadline is November 15, 2011. The Search Committee has been asked to complete its work by February 17, 2012 so that the new editors can be announced at the annual meeting in San Antonio. Members are strongly encouraged to send to the Search Committee their comments on the direction they would like to see Eighteenth-Century Studies take in the future. Please send all applications materials, inquiries, nominations, and comments to the ASECS Business Office at asecs@wfu.edu.

Finally, the officers and Executive Board of ASECS wish to thank Julia Simon for her outstanding service as editor of ECS, and wish her the best of luck on her retirement from the journal.

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