A new Lead Editor is sought for the academic journal Architectural History: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.
Architectural History is a double-blind, peer-reviewed international journal that publishes significant original and interpretive research on buildings, the built environment, the history of architectural theory, and architectural historiography, in all places and periods. Articles in Architectural History are intended to be rigorous, analytical, and, although closely focused, also contextualize their subject and explore its relevance in relation to wider issues concerning the history and understanding of architecture. It has a wide readership in Britain and beyond, in academia, the heritage sector, and among a broad interested public. It contributes to the Society’s aims to disseminate outstanding new research to academic and non-academic audiences. The modest income generated by the journal is used to support the Society’s programmes of grants and bursaries.
The journal, which first appeared in 1959 and has since been published annually, is the principal publication of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. Self-published for many years and on JSTOR for more than a decade, in 2016 the Society entered a new partnership with Cambridge University Press, which will lead to an expanded readership, not least internationally.
The Lead Editor oversees an Editorial Team of 3-4 scholars, one of whom is responsible for the commissioning and editing of book reviews. All are volunteers. Editorial support is provided by Cambridge University Press. The Lead Editor of the Journal is responsible, on behalf of the SAHGB, for the content and production of the Journal. The current editor estimates the workload to be approximately twenty days a year. The Lead Editor is a member of the SAHGB executive committee and expected to attend three meetings a year. A full list of duties can be found below.
The successful candidate will assume control of the journal at the beginning of the 2017-18 cycle, in September 2017. Prior to this, however, they will be expected to join the editorial team—and to shadow the current editor—for the remainder the current cycle (2016-17), from no later than 1 January 2017. The Lead Editor remains in post for two to three years.
It is essential that the Lead Editor should have:
Candidates should please send a short CV and a brief statement outlining their vision for Architectural History, to the Secretary of the SAHGB, Jonathan Kewley: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: Wednesday 30 November 2016
The main duties of the Lead Editor are as follows:
Accounts & AGM
Articles of Association
Amendments to the Articles of Association
Honorary Patron Members