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ATHE CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS FOR JOURNAL EDITORS

We are soliciting applications to fill four positions to join the leadership teams on ATHE’s peer-reviewed journals, Theatre Journal and Theatre Topics, and its open-access digital platform.

ATHE’s journals advance the association’s mission, credentials, and prominence in higher education in addition to promoting theatre studies scholarship to an international readership. The calls, posted below, provide information about the editors’ job responsibilities and details for submitting.

Potential applicants should address their qualifications for filling these responsibilities and contributing to ATHE’s commitment to become an anti-racist organization. Those with questions about the positions and work involved are encouraged to contact the current editors; for general questions about the application process, contact the Vice President for Research and Publications, Christin Essin.


Theatre Journal

CO-EDITOR

Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Co-Editor of Theatre Journal. This is a four-year appointment: The Co-Editor will serve a two-year term beginning August 2021, followed by a two-year term as Editor from August 2023 to August 2025, with final editing responsibilities ending in December 2025.

Theatre Journal is a leading journal in the field and is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal featuring social and historical studies, book and production reviews, and theoretical inquiries. Given the range of subject matter published, there is no restriction on the Co-Editor’s area of expertise. The successful applicant should have support from a home institution. This support could take the form of financial commitment, administrative support, course relief, or a combination of these. Theatre Journal is an official publication of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE).

Duties of the Theatre Journal Co-Editor include: preparing two issues for the press each year (in alternation with the Editor); the adjudication of manuscripts (a responsibility shared with the Editor); correspondence with authors; editing submissions; facilitating peer review; attending conferences and relevant events to promote and network for the journal; engaging and heightening the journal’s presence in the field via social media and other outlets. The Co-Editor also serves as an ex officio member of the ATHE Research and Publications Committee. This position receives an operational stipend; as of 9/2020, the Theatre Journal Co-Editor stipend is $5000/year.

Interested candidates are invited to send questions about the position to current TJ editor, E.J. Westlake.

To apply, send: 1) a cover letter noting qualifications and a vision for the journal, 2) a current CV, and 3) the names and contact information for two recommenders via email to: Christin Essin, ATHE Vice President for Research and Publications.

Complete applications are due December 1, 2020.


BOOK REVIEW EDITOR

Theatre Journal is also accepting applications for the position of Book Review Editor. Responsibilities include: commissioning reviews of books relating to theatre and performance; editing reviews; and establishing and maintaining relationships with book publishers. The Book Review Editor is also an ex officio member of the ATHE Research and Publications Committee.

The Book Review Editor will serve a two-year term (with the possibility of renewal for two more years) beginning in March 2021 and ending in February 2023. Theatre Journal is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal featuring social and historical studies and theoretical inquiries that analyze dramatic texts and production. This position receives an operational stipend; as of 9/2020, the Theatre Journal Book Review Editor stipend is $700/year.

Please send a letter of interest outlining qualifications, a current CV, and two letters of recommendation via email to: Christin Essin, ATHE Vice President for Research and Publications.

Complete applications are due December 1, 2020.


Theatre Topics

CO-EDITOR

Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Co-Editor of Theatre Topics. This is a four-year appointment: The Co-Editor will serve a two-year term beginning August 2021, followed by a two-year term as Editor.

Theatre Topics is an official publication of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Topics focuses on theatre practice and pedagogy. Topics is a peer-reviewed journal published three times a year: one special issue and two general issues. Topics publishes articles and essays exploring subjects at the intersection of theory and practice, as well Notes from the Field (see website for more details). Given the range of subject matter published, there is no restriction on the editor’s area of expertise. The successful applicant should have support from her or his home institution. This support could take the form of financial commitment, administrative support, course relief, or a combination of these.

Duties of the Theatre Topics Co-Editor include: preparing one issue for the press each year; providing editorial support for the other two issues as requested by the Editor; the adjudication of manuscripts (a responsibility shared with the Editor); correspondence with authors; editing submissions; facilitating peer review; attending conferences and relevant events to promote and network for the journal; engaging and heightening the journal’s presence in the field via social media and other outlets. The Co-Editor also serves as an ex officio member of the ATHE Research and Publications Committee. This position receives an operational stipend; as of 9/2020, the Theatre Topics Co-Editor stipend is $5000/year.

Interested candidates are invited to send questions about the position to current Topics editor, Noe Montez.

To apply, send: 1) a cover letter noting qualifications and a vision for the journal, 2) a current CV, and 3) the names and contact information for two recommenders via email to: Christin Essin, ATHE Vice President for Research and Publications.

Complete applications are due December 1, 2020.


ATHE Journals Online

Theatre Journal and Theatre Topics share an open-access, non-peer-reviewed online platform at jhuptheatre.org where exclusive articles, images, videos, interviews and other digital material are regularly published, supplementing our print issues.

ONLINE EDITOR

ATHE’s Research and Publications Committee is accepting applications for the position of Online Editor. The Online Editor is responsible for the online platform that serves both Theatre Journal and Theatre Topics. Responsibilities include: Communicate and collaborate with Editors and Co-editors of both journals regarding online content for forthcoming issues; commission / curate online content for each issue; evaluate online submissions; and update the online platform with relevant information / news / profiles. The Online Editor is an ex officio member of the ATHE Research and Publications Committee. This position receives an operational stipend; as of 9/2020, the Online Editor stipend is $1500/year.

Qualifications include familiarity with the discourses of digital performance and online scholarship as well as practical experience with websites and relevant software systems. The Online Editor will serve a two- year term (with the possibility of renewal for two more years) beginning Aug. 2021 and ending July 2023.

Please send a letter of interest outlining qualifications, a current CV, and two letters of recommendation via email to: Christin Essin, ATHE Vice President for Research and Publications.

Complete applications are due December 1, 2020.


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