The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism invites applications for the position of Book Review Editor. The new editorial appointment begins February 1, 2018. The primary duty of the Book Review Editor is to commission book reviews for each of the quarterly issues of the Journal. The Journal publishes approximately 28-30 book reviews per year. The Book Review Editor has significant autonomy over the book review section of the Journal, selecting the books for review and then approving and editing the book reviews for each issue. The editor is expected to attend the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics in order to attend the Journal’s annual editorial board meeting.
The Journal is an official publication of the American Society for Aesthetics. The ASA provides an annual budget for hiring an editorial assistant, and travel support for attending the annual meeting. The editor must be a member of the Society and receives an annual honorarium from the Society.
Applicants must be a current member of the American Society for Aesthetics.
Manuscripts are handled through the Scholar One Manuscripts website. The Journal does not normally publish unsolicited book reviews.
There is no fixed term of office for the Book Review Editor, but there is a strong preference for applicants who will commit to a term of at least five years.
The ASA Board of Trustees is expected to select the new Book Review Editor at the annual meeting in November, 2016. The current book review editor, James Harold, has kindly agreed to work with the new editor from approximately November 1, 2017, until the 2018 appointment date, taking the new editor through the work cycle of one issue.
Applications should consist of a letter addressing qualifications for the position and a current C.V. Applications must be submitted no later than October 1, 2016, and may be submitted to either of the journal’s co-editors: Robert Stecker firstname.lastname@example.org or Theodore Gracyk email@example.com.
Inquiries and requests for additional details can be directed to either of the co-editors.