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Call for Editor: Debates in Aesthetics

The editorial board of the academic journal Debates in Aesthetics (DiA) invites applications for the post of editor(s).

DiA is a high quality journal in philosophical aesthetics with a strong reputation for publishing excellent works by postgraduates and professional philosophers, and engaging interviews. The current editors are approaching the end of their tenure and are looking to appoint one or two excellent postgraduate research students to take up the editorship of the journal from early 2018 for a period of one to two years. The successful candidate(s) will be required to shadow the current editors in order to familiarise themselves with the journal’s editorial processes.

This post represents a unique opportunity to gain professional experience in all aspects of managing an academic journal, including editing, and managing anonymised peer-review. The editor of the DiA has broad discretion over the journal’s editorial policy and a budget to employ proof-readers, award an annual prize and travel to represent the DiA at conferences and workshops both nationally and internationally. The DiA is published twice a year, and the editorship entails a relatively low time commitment.

The successful candidate will be an excellent current postgraduate student with research interests in philosophical aesthetics. They should be registered (or about to be registered) as a postgraduate researcher at a British university. Some familiarity with peer-review practices, website management and/or publishing will be an advantage.

To apply, please send anonymised versions of the following in .pdf format to editor “at” debatesinaesthetics “dot” org

A current academic CV
A writing sample of not more than 3000 words
A brief statement (of between 500 and 1000 words) outlining why you would make a good editor for DiA, including any improvements or other changes you would make if you were awarded the post
The deadline for applications is 15 July 2017. We especially welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups in the philosophical community.

If you have any further questions, please direct them to the current editors: editor “at” debatesinaesthetics “dot” org.