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The American Association of Geographers seeks applications and nominations for the Methods, Models, and Geographic Information Sciences editor for the Annals of the American Association of Geographers. This new editor will be appointed for a four-year editorial term that will commence on January 1, 2018. The appointment will be made in the Fall of 2017.

The AAG seeks an editor who will solicit, review, and accept for publication articles in the broad field of methods, models, and GIScience, within publication-space limitations that will be determined annually.

The AAG Council expects that the new editor will be able to review MMGIS manuscripts from across the breadth and depth of intellectual activity in this subject area of contemporary geography, including the ability to understand and assess cutting edge GIScience research and manuscripts. 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.

In support of these goals, the editorial candidate should possess demonstrated expertise within the subject area (Methods, Models, and Geographic Information Science), 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 of $10,000 per year to be used for expenses and honorarium at the editor’s discretion.

The editor will work in coordination with the AAG Publications Director. The Publications Director 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. 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 Methods, Models, and Geographic Information Science section should be accompanied by a complete curriculum vitae. Nominations and applications should be submitted by Friday, September 29, 2017. Please e-mail applications or letters of nomination to Jennifer Cassidento at jcassidento [at] aag [dot] org.