2019 Annual Meeting, Nov 23-26

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2019 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

Deadline: October 1, 2019

JAAR Seeks Book Review Editor

Book Review Editor, Journal of the American Academy of Religion

The academic journal of the American Academy of Religion, the Journal of the American Academy of Religion (JAAR), seeks a Book Review Editor to work with the journal’s Editor, Andrea Jain. This year-round, volunteer position does not require the Book Review Editor to relocate, but could be based at that person’s institution. The term of appointment begins January 1, 2019, and lasts two years, through December 31, 2020, with the possibility of renewal. 

The Book Review Editor manages all aspects of the book review section for the four annual issues of the JAAR, working closely with the Editor to select from among the hundreds of books published in religious studies each year those for review in the JAAR and to commission reviews. Tasks also include recording and monitoring the progress of reviews; editing; copyediting; reviewing proofs; contacting publishers to secure books for review; occasionally organizing a book review roundtable or review essay; possibly working with the Editor to develop new review features; and working with the JAAR’s editorial team and our staff at Oxford University Press to ensure timely publication of reviews. 

The ideal candidate will have a passion for books; a keen interest in identifying those books that have special importance in the field and for the readers of the JAAR; time to stay on top of incoming books year round; ability to use the online tools available for streamlining the book review process; and institutional support as needed (this might include work space, clerical assistance, or a course release). The position requires occasional travel (financial support will be provided).

The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree in religious studies or a related field at the time of application. Scholarly editing or copyediting experience is required. Strong editorial skills and knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style are required. Frequent interaction with reviewers, authors, members of the editorial board, and our staff at Oxford University Press and at the AAR require good interpersonal skills.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a letter of interest and a CV to the JAAR Editor, Andrea Jain, at Review of applications begins immediately. The deadline for applications has been extended from October 31 to November 9, 2018.