Call for Applications
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Latin American Geography.
JLAG is the leading academic journal in the field of Latin American Geography and currently publishes three volumes per year. JLAG has a global readership, publishes articles in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and promotes an inclusive and progressive approach towards Latin Americanist Geography. In recent years, JLAG has seen tremendous growth in readership, the number and quality of submissions, and the kinds of material published in its pages. As the chief steward of the most important publication of a 50-year-old academic community, the Editor-in-Chief of JLAG will bring passionate and creative engagement to the organization and to the management of the Journal.
JLAG’s Editor-in-Chief is responsible for setting editorial policy, promoting submissions, recruiting reviewers, guiding articles through the editorial process, and working with copyeditors, production professionals, and printers. The Editor-in-Chief is also responsible for liaising with academic institutions, scholars, and policy makers throughout the Americas and beyond. The incoming editor should have broad experience in writing and editing academic journals, have an academic-level proficiency in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and be able to articulate a clear vision and action plan for the coming years.
The explicit qualifications of the editor require knowledge of the academic publishing industry, experience negotiating multiple workflows and stakeholders, an ability to work with a team of Associate Editors, Copy Editors, and Designers, and to possess a broad knowledge of geographic (and other) literatures relevant to emerging and historical scholarship in the Americas.
This is a four year term with a transition phase that begins August 2018 and runs through December 2022. We invite applications from interested candidates with a PhD in geography or a related discipline, who have a track record of publishing and research in issues related to Latin America, have demonstrable editorial experience, and possess an academic affiliation. The Editor-in-Chief reports to and is part of the CLAG Board of Directors. The Editorship is a key position of intellectual leadership in the organization and provides an annual stipend of US$ 6000.
The incoming editor will work closely with the current Editor-in-Chief, Christopher Gaffney, on the third issue of 2018 in order to facilitate the transition process and will be responsible for recruiting one Associate Editor and two members of the International Review Board to join the current editorial team.
Please send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae highlighting editorial experience, and a statement outlining a vision for the editorship to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2018.