Call for Editors

I’ll post this again. (I’ll note that it’s too rare for major journals to have these kind of application processes, which are usually handled in-house.):

Society and Space – call for new co-editors

Environment and Planning D: Society and Space is looking to appoint two new co-editors from early 2011 to replace Emily Brady and Eduardo Mendieta who are stepping down after four years of excellent service to the journal. You can find details of the journal here:

The editor and co-editors work collectively in the preliminary assessment of all submissions, discussion of referee reports, and the whole process of revision, rejection and acceptance of papers. They consult on all matters of policy and content, including editorials, translations and special issues. Often co-editors generate ideas and suggestions for the journal which are again discussed by the team.

We are looking for people with energy and enthusiasm, excellent organisational skills, lots of good ideas, part of diverse networks, and with wide-ranging research interests. The aim is to appoint people whose expertise enhances rather than duplicates those of the existing team: Stuart Elden (Geography, Durham); Deborah Cowen (Geography, Toronto) and Natalie Oswin (Geography, McGill).

We are keen to have a geographically diverse group of editors, so applications both from within and beyond North America and Europe would be very welcome. Applications can be from any discipline: we are looking for people who have an interest in the interrelation of society and space, broadly conceived.

We would particularly welcome co-editors with expertise in social/spatial theory as it relates to nature/environment, race, the postcolonial, and/or economy.

The editor and continuing co-editors will make the decision on appointment, in consultation with the current co-editors and the journal’s founding and honorary editors. Applications should consist of a 1-2 page expression of interest, along with a CV. Expressions of interest should cover why you would be good for the role and what you could bring to the journal. They should outline your interests, expertise and networks, and what you could enable. We would welcome ideas for taking the journal forward: these can be critical of the journal as it is at present.

Please send applications to stuart.elden@durham.ac.uk by 1st December 2010. Informal inquiries are also welcome to that same address.