City & Society is seeking an enthusiastic and engaged Associate Editor to work with the journal for three years starting on January 1, 2021, with the possibility of eventual advancement to Editor-in-Chief. City & Society is the journal of the Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA). It aims to foster debate and conceptual development in urban, national, and transnational anthropology; to promote communication with related disciplines of interest to SUNTA members; to develop theory from a comparative and/or ethnographic perspective; and foster inclusivity within the field.
The Associate Editor assists the Editor-in-Chief in reviewing manuscripts, identifying external reviewers, managing the flow of production, increasing the visibility and reach of the journal, and determining the journal’s intellectual and scholarly agenda. The associate editor should have knowledge of current theoretical debates in urban, national, and transnational anthropology; a deep understanding of ethnographic research; and a commitment to promoting inclusivity in the operation, staffing, and output of academic publishing. They should also have knowledge of fields adjacent to urban anthropology, such as geography, urban studies, Latinx studies, Black studies, or decolonial studies. Finally, the associate editor should be a prompt and clear communicator, well-organized, comfortable working as part of a team, and prepared to work with the journal’s online manuscript management system. Previous engagement with SUNTA and/or City & Society, as well as previous experience editing academic manuscripts, is desirable but not necessary. BIPOC and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. There is a stipend associated with this position.
Please send your letter of interest and curriculum vita to incoming Editor-in-Chief Julian Brash (firstname.lastname@example.org) and outgoing Editor-in-Chief Derek Pardue (email@example.com). Applications should be submitted by October 1, 2020