Editorial Team for the journal: French Historical Studies
The Society for French Historical Studies (SFHS) seeks a new editorial team for its journal, French Historical Studies published quarterly by Duke University Press beginning in August 2022. As a leading journal on the history of France and the Francophone world, French Historical Studies publishes articles, forums, review essays and special issues in either English or French covering all periods of history.
The editors will lead the editorial team; manage and administer the day-to-day operations of the journal; nominate and manage the editorial board of 15 to 16 members (which exercises general oversight); work closely with the managing editor who supervises journal’s the day-to-day operations; and present an editorial report annually at the Business Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies. Editors serve a three-year term with the possibility of renewal for a second term. Prospective editors should hold tenured positions at a college or university anywhere in the world. The SFHS will give preference to a team of two faculty members, one with expertise in the period before 1800 and the other with expertise in the period after 1800.
Proposals for the French Historical Studies editorial team should include a full curriculum vitae for each team member, a brief biographical sketch that highlights relevant skills as well as editorial and administrative experience along with why they want to become an editor of the journal. In addition, relevant academic administrators should provide written statements specifying the support delineated below, should the team's submission be accepted.
Submissions should delineate effective organizational plans and financial/institutional support that include logistical information and clear lines of administrative responsibility and coordination, showing how the proposed team plans to divide up the varied managerial demands of editorial work.
Submissions should include a proposed budget that specifies how the Society's subsidy of US $15,000 per annum will be allocated and specifies the contributions of the editors’ home institution(s) (which may include things like faculty release time, graduate or undergraduate student assistance, office staff personnel support, editorial team office space, or other contributions). Applicants may include a vision statement, assess the journal's current strengths and weaknesses, and propose changes.
The search committee is chaired by Jeff Horn, Manhattan College,([email protected]), and includes Roxanne Panchasi, Simon Fraser University ([email protected]), and Jean Pedersen, University of Rochester ([email protected]).
Potential candidates are encouraged to consult with members of the search committee and with Carol Harrison ([email protected]) and Kay Edwards ([email protected]), of the University of South Carolina, the current editors, about the journal. The current managing editor, Dr. Laura Foxworth ([email protected]), is willing to continue in her role and open to discussing it with potential new editors. On the Society more generally, contact Tip Ragan, Colorado College ([email protected]).
Additional materials are available on the Society's website. Potential applicants should contact Jeff Horn for the password.
Please send all editorial team proposals via email to Jeff Horn ([email protected]).
Deadline for Submissions: Please submit editorial team proposals by 15 October 2021. Interviews will be held before 1 December 2021 with the goal of having a new editorial team to shadow the current editors starting by 1 January 2022 to assume control 1 August 2022.
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