African Studies Review

The African Studies Review invites expressions of interest for new Associate Editors to join the editorial team. The Editorial Team is committed to inclusivity and diversity. We are seeking to appoint new editors beginning September 2021.

The ASR is a bilingual multidisciplinary journal publishing in English and French. Ideal candidates should have a PhD in their respective field or discipline or interdisciplinary area, be published scholars, either tenured associate professors or higher in rank, or lecturers with workplace security, comfortable reading and engaging with scholarship beyond their areas and regions of expertise. Bilingual candidates are particularly welcome. Editors should have a working command of scholarly English; a familiarity with French modes of scholarship would be a significant asset. Applicants may reside in any part of the world. Applicants working in East Africa, the Horn of Africa, and North Africa, or arabophone Africa are particularly welcome. Applicants from the African continent are especially welcome.

The ASR’s current disciplinary preferences include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Human Geography
  • Developmental Geography
  • Ecology/Environment/Agriculture
  • Linguistics
  • Art History & Architecture

The position of Associate Editor is entirely voluntary and comes with no remuneration. Current Associate Editors incorporate the position within their annual plans-of-work at their home institutions.

Associate Editors report directly to the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) and Deputy Editor. In consultation with the EIC and Managing Editor, the chief responsibilities of the Associate Editor are reviewing submissions to the ASR for their scholarly potential consistent with the goals and mission of the journal; identifying potential reviewers for submissions; drafting letters of response to contributors; reviewing and commenting on revisions; be available periodically, and no less regularly than once per month for remote editorial meetings; completing assignments and tasks within the ScholarOne online journal management software; communicating via SLACK; attending and participating in other journal activities, including, but not limited the Annual General Meeting, held yearly at the Annual Meeting of the ASA, as time, finances, and capacity permits.

Expressions of interest in the form a single-page letter and complete curriculum vitae should be sent by email to Kathryn Salucka [email protected] at your earliest convenience. Review of applications will commence July 1, 2021. Individual applicants will be invited to meet with current editors to discuss joining the team as part of the application review process.