Deputy Editor

The Deputy Editor of the Association for Art History’s prestigious academic journal, Art History, completes her term of office at the end of June 2022. Applications are therefore now sought for this position.

Art History is an international, refereed journal that promotes world-class art-historical scholarship from across the globe. It publishes essays and critical reviews that foreground methodological self-reflexivity and highlights specific areas of concern and interest to the field through its special issue programme. It represents the diversity of the discipline at large and welcomes submissions from both established and emerging scholars. Art History stands at the forefront of disciplinary challenges and is a model of excellence for original and innovative research.

Candidates will be expected to have a significant research profile and publication record together with substantial experience of editing. They will demonstrate a commitment to and interest in the field at large, as well as an awareness of the changing nature of academic publishing. An understanding of how Art History contributes to furthering the wider goals of the Association for Art History will be essential.

The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the Editor and Reviews Editor to implement the journal’s vision. The role comprises the following principle responsibilities:

  • the soliciting and commissioning of material for the journal, including supporting the Editor in the development and delivery of its special issue programme;
  • the selection of submitted essays in accordance with the journal’s peer review and editorial policies;
  • the editing of material selected for publication to meet the journal’s production schedule.

The position is supported by the journal’s UK-based editorial office and applicants are expected to combine it with their regular employment. The successful candidate shall receive an honorarium of £7,500 per annum, and occupy the post for a period of up to five years, renewable annually.

Applications, consisting of a CV and a covering letter outlining the candidate’s experience and suitability for the post, together with two letters of recommendation, should be sent by email to the journal’s Managing Editor (samuel@forarthistory.org.uk) by Monday 28th February 2022. It is expected that interviews will be held in March.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds regardless of age, socio-economic background, disability, ethnicity or race, gender, religion or beliefs, and sexual identity.

For any further enquiries, please contact the journal’s Managing Editor, Samuel Bibby (samuel@forarthistory.org.uk).