ASAGE looking for new editor

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The American Society For Aesthetics Graduate E-Journal (ASAGE) is looking for a new graduate student editor. What is ASAGE? “ASAGE is an electronic graduate journal sponsored by the American Society for Aesthetics. We publish high caliber work in philosophy of the arts written by graduate students.” Click on the cover image above to access the current issue’s table of contents.

Information about the editorial position, and how to apply, are below:

This exciting position provides a great opportunity for an outgoing and detail-oriented graduate student to gain insight into the inner workings of professional journals, to forge professional relationships with working aestheticians, to show dedication to advancing the profession, to gain valuable work experience in online publishing and to make contacts by representing the journal at the ASA’s annual meeting.

The editor is responsible for:

– sending out calls for papers and soliciting submissions,

– recruiting referees,

– assigning submissions to referees and overseeing the review process,

– selecting books to be reviewed from those proposed by student reviewers,

– hiring and corresponding with the copy editor,

– advertising the journal on listservs and in the ASA Newsletter,

– corresponding with authors and reviewers with respect to submissions,

– deciding on the topic of special issues, in consultation with the advisory committee,

– reporting to the Board of Trustees on the status of the journal,

– keeping the online journal software up-to-date,

– overseeing the journal’s annual budget,

– accepting invoices from employees and requesting payment from the ASA Treasurer,

– maintaining contact and consulting with the advisory committee as needed.

The new editor will shadow the current editor starting in January 2010, and take over editorial duties in September 2010, including attending the ASA annual meeting each Fall.

This is a two year position. Eligible candidates must be pursuing a graduate degree in the US or Canada. Compensation is in the form of an honorarium and travel stipend, totalling up to $3776 per year (depending on the number of issues published).

Please send an academic CV including details of past and current research, as well as a non-academic resume or other document detailing relevant work or volunteer experience, in addition to the names of two referees who can attest to your suitability for this position, one of which should be your supervisor.

Please e-mail all application materials to the current editor (Jenn Neilson) at jenn(at)asage.org. The application deadline is October 15, 2009.

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