SAH News


Call for Nominations for Editor of JSAH

by SAH News | Sep 17, 2012
SAH invites self-nominations for the next Editor of the JSAH to serve a three-year term: January 1, 2015--December 31, 2017.
The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, JSAH, is a quarterly, blind-peer reviewed international journal devoted to all aspects of the history of the global built environment and spatial practice, including architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, and city planning. Published since 1941, JSAH has defined the field of architectural history, and is a pioneer in digital publication. Articles published in the JSAH are historically rigorous, conceptually sophisticated, and theoretically innovative.

SAH invites self-nominations for the next Editor of the JSAH to serve a three-year term: January 1, 2015--December 31, 2017. In addition, the Editor is required to serve as Editor Designate beginning September 1, 2013.

The JSAH Editor will be responsible for the content and focus of the journal, which is published simultaneously in print and electronic formats (JSAH online). SAH seeks an Editor who will embrace a broad view of architectural history as described above. The Editor will review submitted manuscripts, secure blind peer reviews of submitted manuscripts, communicate decisions to authors, solicit content, and plan four issues per year. The Editor is responsible for final decisions regarding content, focus, and design of the journal. Editor will appoint the JSAH Book, Exhibition, and Multimedia Review Editors, at the conclusion of the terms of the current editors, in consultation with the SAH. The Editor will supervise the JSAH Book, Exhibition, and Multimedia Review Editors, and the JSAH Managing Editor, who also serves as copy editor. The Editor will work with SAH staff, and with the production, marketing and technical staff at University of California Press, to ensure timely publication and to promote the journal.

The Editor will submit semi-annual written updates and attend SAH Executive Committee and Board meetings (April, summer, and November). Periodic meetings with the JSAH Editorial Advisory Committee, which advises and assists the Editor and serves as ambassadors for the JSAH, will take place by conference call and at the April SAH annual conference.

SAH will provide a $6,000 annual subvention for the JSAH Editor to hire an Editorial Assistant and up to $6,000 annually in travel funds for JSAH-related work. If the Editor works at an academic institution, SAH encourages the Editor to seek course release, but SAH is not able to provide compensation for such release.

Candidates must be current SAH members and should not be serving as Editor of, or on the editorial board of, a competitive journal. Please send a statement describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, and the name and full contact information of at least one reference to: Beth Eifrig, SAH Assistant Director of Programs, at beifrig@sah.org. For full consideration, please send nominations by January 15, 2013.