AAG seeks two editors for the Annals of the American Association of Geographers: one Human Geography Editor and one Nature & Society Editor
The AAG seeks applications and nominations for two editors of the Annals of the American Association of Geographers. The upcoming vacancies are for a Human Geography editor and a Nature and Society editor. The new editors will be appointed for a four-year term that will commence on January 1, 2020. The appointments will be made in the Fall of 2019.
The AAG seeks editors who will solicit, review, and accept for publication articles in the broad field of geography. The AAG Council expects that the new editors will review 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 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 candidates should possess demonstrated expertise within the subject area (Human Geography or Nature and Society), 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 for each of the editors, 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 complete curriculum vitae and a letter of application that addresses qualifications and a vision for publishing excellent scholarship in the subject area should be submitted by September 6, 2019. Suggestions for reaching interdisciplinary audiences would also be welcome. Please e-mail applications or letters of nomination to Jennifer Cassidento at jcassidento [at] aag [dot] org.