AAG Seeks New Editor for ‘The AAG Review of Books’ Journal
The American Association of Geographers (AAG) seeks applications for the position of Editor of the AAG Review of Books. The new editor, whose responsibilities include overseeing the solicitation, review, and publication of book reviews for the journal, will be appointed for a four and a half year editorial term beginning July 1, 2020.
The AAG Review of Books contains scholarly reviews of current books related to geography, public policy and international affairs. It also features review essays reflecting on several books on a particular theme, and book review fora with several commentators and the author’s response. The journal is published quarterly, online only.
The new editor will be expected to make editorial decisions on manuscripts from across the breadth and depth of intellectual activity in contemporary geography. The applicant should thus possess demonstrated expertise in working across geography’s subdisciplines, a distinguished record of scholarly achievement, a broad perspective on the discipline of geography, respect and affection for its diversity, and an ability to work constructively with book review authors. Institutional support for the new editor (especially time released from teaching) is desirable but not mandatory. The AAG will provide a stipend of $10,000 per year to be used for expenses and honorarium at the editor’s discretion.
The editor will work closely with the AAG Publications Director, who bears primary responsibility for assembling and coordinating the publication of each journal issue with the editor and the journal’s publisher. Editor candidates, therefore, should share the AAG Council’s vision of an accessible, decentralized, and collaborative editorship for the AAG Review of Books.
The application package should include a complete CV along with a one-page statement that addresses the prospective editor’s qualifications for the job, including previous editorial experience. Complete application packages should be submitted by e-mail to Jennifer Cassidento at jcassidento [at] aag [dot] org by Thursday, February 20, 2020.