Final call for applications: section editors of the Annals of the AAG
The AAG seeks applications and nominations for two section editors of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers. The upcoming vacancies are for the Nature and Society section, and the People, Place, and Region section. The new section editors will be appointed for a four-year term that will commence on January 1, 2016.
The AAG Council expects that the new editors will accept manuscripts from across the breadth and depth of intellectual activity in their subject area of contemporary geography. The AAG Council further expects that the Annals will publish items that represent the very best thinking in geography. The section editor should be eager to act as an intellectual entrepreneur to attract the very best work being produced.
Candidates should possess demonstrated expertise within the section subject area (Nature and Society or People, Place and Region), 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 authors during the review process. Institutional support for the new editor (especially some time released from teaching) is desirable, but not mandatory. The AAG will provide a stipend to be used for expenses and honorarium at the editor’s discretion.
The section editors will be responsible for soliciting papers, managing the review process, and accepting for publication suitable articles within the respective subject areas. They will work in close coordination with the Annals Managing Editor who bears primary responsibility for the logistics of processing manuscripts, and for assembling and coordinating the publication of each issue of the journal in collaboration with the editors and the journal’s publisher. Section editor candidates, therefore, should share the AAG Council’s vision of an accessible, decentralized, and collaborative Annals editorship.
A letter of application that addresses both qualifications and a vision for the section should be accompanied by a complete curriculum vitae. Documentation should be submitted by August 31, 2015 to the Journals Director, Jenny Lunn (jlunn [at] aag [dot] org). The appointments will be made by fall 2015.