The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) wishes to appoint a new Physical and Environmental Geography co-editor to Area.
The new editor will work alongside fellow co-Editors Professor Peter Kraftl (University of Birmingham) and Dr Hilary Geoghegan (University of Reading), replacing Dr Robert Bryant (University of Sheffield), who completes a four-year term. The new editor will take responsibility for physical and environmental geography submissions.
The new editor will have a broad interest in and support for the full range of research work undertaken in physical and environmental; familiarity with work of the highest international standing in the discipline; a commitment to attracting the best scholarship for publication in Area while also supporting academics at an early stage of their careers; a commitment to spend the time needed to perform as a pro-active editor who actively encourages submissions and promotes the journal; and a sympathetic and diplomatic approach to authors and referees. The new Editor will be a recognised scholar who has a good range of contacts to assist in the selection of referees. Preference is likely to be given to applicants whose research expertise complements the existing editorial team.
Area is one of the world’s leading journals of geographical research, publishing the very best of research and scholarship on all aspects of human and physical geography. The journal is an outlet for new ideas and debates that shape the discipline, and seeks to be accessible to submissions from postgraduate students and academics at an early stage of their careers. Area also features regular guest-edited special sections on topics of interest.
How to apply
Letters of interest and plans for journal, along with curriculum vitae and names of two referees who could provide letters of support, should be submitted to Dr Catherine Souch at the Research and Higher Education Division of RGS-IBG (+44 (0)20 7591 3026 or firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 15 March 2019. We encourage applications from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, institution types, geographical regions, and under-represented groups, including women, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and disabled people. All applications will be treated in confidence. Existing editors also welcome queries about the journal and role from potential applicants. Interviews will be held in week commencing 18 March 2019. A modest honorarium is awarded. The term will normally be for five years.