DEADLINE 30 September 2019 - UK

The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
Appointment of Honorary Editor

Further particulars:
The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute is one of the world’s premier anthropology journals, and has been the journal of record in the United Kingdom since its inception. The RAI seeks now to appoint a new honorary editor, who will take over from Dr Elizabeth Hallam, whose present term of office comes to an end on 30 September 2020, with the completion of volume 26 (December 2020).

It is likely that the person or persons appointed will have the following skills and attributes:

  • A demonstrable commitment to anthropology, with an active record of publication and research.
  • A readiness to work with on-line submissions systems, and to achieve a prompt turnaround of articles.
  • A willingness to represent the Journal to the outside world.
  • An ability to reflect and promote the RAI’s commitment to all the subfields of anthropology.

Applicants may be from any sub-field of anthropology (including social anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology or linguistic anthropology). Joint applications from candidates prepared to edit the journal as co-editors are also actively encouraged.

The position is honorary. However, it comes with a support package which may be used to fund an editorial assistant and/or teaching relief.

Informal enquiries may be made to the current editor elizabeth.hallam@anthro.ox.ac.uk or to the RAI Director, David.Shankland@therai.org.uk.

The new incoming editor is expected to be in place by December 2019 in order facilitate a smooth transition, and to play an active role in editorial decisions on papers from that point forward. The new editor will take up office fully on 1 October 2020. Applicants should submit a cover letter to admin@therai.org.uk outlining their approach to editing and vision for the journal and a full CV. It is likely that the successful applicant will be appointed for three years, with an optional forth year.

The closing date for applications is 30 September 2019. Interviews will take place in October 2019.