American Journal of Archaeology Editor-in-Chief Position Open
For a three-year term beginning in November 2015
General Description: The American Journal of Archaeology (AJA) was founded in 1885 and is the distinguished, peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). The AJA is published quarterly in print and electronic forms (see http://www.ajaonline.org).
The Editor in Chief (EIC) of the AJA reads initial submissions, decides whether to assign them to peer reviewers, and determines whether the final version is publishable. The EIC develops an editorial vision and solicits manuscripts consonant with that vision. The EIC works closely with AIA’s Vice-President for Research and Academic Affairs and the Executive Director, and the AJA’s Director of Publishing and editorial staff.
The EIC appoints Review Editors and an Editorial Advisory Board, assists in raising funds in support of the journal, and provides an annual written report on the status of the journal to the AIA Governing Board.
The EIC serves at the pleasure of the AIA Governing Board for a term of three years, which may be renewed. Compensation is normally in the form of release time from the EIC’s home institution; appropriate adjustments will be made in the case of independent scholars.
- An established scholar with a demonstrated record of publication.
- Research and publication interests consonant with the mission of the AJA.
- Strong writing skills and demonstrated editorial experience.
- Administrative and managerial experience.
- Strong interest in the future of academic publishing and the development of a vision for the AJA.
- Archaeological field experience in the Old World.
- An academic appointment in an appropriate university/college department, museum, or other relevant unit.
- Experience in publishing across print and digital platforms.
- Cover letter expressing interest in the position, outlining the vision for the journal, and summarizing qualifications.
- Copies of two peer-reviewed publications (no more than a total of 100 pages).
- Names and contact information of three recommenders to be contacted by phone.
Review of application materials begins August 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
The AIA encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. Federal and state statutes prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, disability, and veteran status. In addition, AIA policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, and gender expression.