Wanted: Book Review Editor, Journal of American Ethnic History

May 22, 2019

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society (IEHS) is now seeking a Book Review Editor (BRE) for its quarterly Journal of American Ethnic History (JAEH). The BRE is responsible for selecting, requesting, receiving, and distributing books for review; identifying and recruiting reviewers; and editing, proofreading, assembling, and arranging book reviews and review essays for each journal issue. The JAEH publishes about 80-100 book reviews and 5-10 review essays  per year and operates under quarterly deadlines (February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1).

The BRE should have good editorial, administrative, and organizational skills; broad knowledge of the immigration and ethnic history fields; and, ideally, institutional support sufficient to perform the functions of the position and cover the costs of materials, postage, shipping, and telephone as well as a student assistant.

The BRE works in cooperation with the journal editor, who oversees final submissions, scheduling, and production of the journal. Preferably, the term of appointment is five years. The BRE must also be, or be willing to become, a member of the IEHS. The start date for the job is June 1, 2020, or as soon thereafter as possible. The position is uncompensated except for what the BRE arranges with his or her department or dean. The present book review editor has been able to negotiate for course release, coverage of mailing costs and travel to the OAH for IEHS annual meetings.

Applications will be considered starting July 15, 2019 until the position is filled. Please include details of any institutional support that would be made available to you and names of two references.

For more information about this position, or to apply for it, please contact, the IEHS President, Madeline Hsu, History Department, University of Texas at Austin, 128 Inner Campus Dr. B7000, Austin, Texas 78712-1739, at myhsu@austin.utexas.edu.


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