Call for JSAH Associate Editor

by SAH News | Apr 25, 2023

SAH invites nominations and self-nominations for the position of Associate Editor of JSAH to serve a two-year term: January 1, 2024–December 31, 2025. Following this appointment, the Associate Editor will serve as JSAH Editor for a two-year term beginning on January 1, 2026, until December 31, 2027.

Candidates for the JSAH Associate Editor should be scholars of the history of the built environment with stature in the field and experience in editing book and/or exhibition reviews; institutional affiliation is not required. Candidates should be published authors of at least one peer-reviewed book.

The JSAH Editor and JSAH Associate Editor work closely as a team, and together are responsible for the content and focus of the journal, which is published simultaneously in print and electronic formats (JSAH Online). The JSAH Associate Editor will assist the Editor in reviewing submitted manuscripts; securing blind peer reviews of submitted manuscripts; communicating decisions to authors; solicit content; preparing material for four issues per year; supervising the JSAH Book, Exhibition, and Multimedia Review Editors, the JSAH Managing Editor, and a professional copy editor; working with SAH staff, and with the production, marketing, and technical staff at University of California Press, to ensure timely quarterly publication and to promote the journal.

The JSAH Editor and JSAH Associate 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, whose members advise and assist the Editor and Associate Editor and serve as ambassadors for JSAH, will take place by conference call and at the Society’s Annual International Conference in April.

Candidates must be current SAH members and should not be serving as editor of, or on the editorial board of, a similar, scholarly journal that focuses on the history of the built environment.

SAH seeks to create a culture where candidates from all backgrounds and identities feel welcome and can thrive. We encourage candidates from underrepresented and marginalized groups to apply and self-identify in their application materials. SAH seeks applications from colleagues who will contribute to the diversity of perspectives and to conversations about the discipline’s engagements with differences of culture, religion, nationality, race, gender, sexuality, and access.

Required Application Materials:

With each nomination, please send a 500-word statement describing qualifications for appointment, a CV, and the name and full contact information of at least one reference. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome.

For full consideration, please send nominations by August 31, 2023.


Selection of the JSAH Associate Editor will be made by a committee appointed by the President of selected past editors from all aspects of the journal and editorial advisory committee members. Candidates will be notified by October 10, 2023, and will be invited to attend the November Executive Committee and Board meetings as their term begins January 1, 2024.

Founded in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is an international nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs.

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