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Search for New Editor or Co-Editors of Sociological Perspectives
Sociological Perspectives (SP), published by Sage, announces a search for the journal’s next editor or co-editors. Theeditor or co-editors will officially serve a three-year term beginning in January 2016. The new editorial office, however, must open by July 1, 2015. This editorial term is potentially renewable upon mutual agreement between the editor and the Pacific Sociological Association. The PSA welcomes proposals from individuals, a team or a department.
The editor will be responsible for soliciting, reviewing, and making final decisions on all submissions to the journal, and will manage all aspects of the publication and review process using the Manuscript Central electronic submission and review platform. The editor will be expected to work with the publisher to ensure timely and accurate delivery of manuscripts for publication.
The journal's purpose is to advance research, theory, scholarship, and practice within sociology and related disciplines. SP offers a wealth of pertinent articles spanning the breadth of sociological inquiry. In the pages of SP, contributions by leading scholars typically address the ever-expanding body of knowledge about social processes related to economic, political, cultural and historical issues. Published quarterly, each issue of Sociological Perspectives offers 170 pages of pertinent and up-to-the-minute articles within the field of sociology. SP’s Impact Factor in the 2012 Journal Citation Reports was 0.763, and it is ranked 77/139 in Sociology.
Applicants should have a publishing track record, strong organizational and management skills, the ability to work well with others, and a commitment to PSA’s mission: to advance scholarly research on all social processes and areas of social life, to promote high quality teaching of sociological knowledge, and to mentor the next generation of sociologists. Consistent with principles of scientific investigation, the PSA endorses engagement of sociologists in areas of social justice and social responsibility. In addition, applicants should reside in the western region served by the Pacific Sociological Association in the United States (i.e., Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington), Canada (i.e., British Columbia and Alberta), or Mexico (Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua). Candidates should be able to work with scholars across borders.
PSA provides SP with editorial support. The institution that hosts the journal will also be expected to provide support for the editor and the journal office. Your application should indicate the expected level of institutional support.
Applicants should send a letter of application which includes their vision for the future of the journal and a description of their qualifications for the editorship. Applicants should also include copies of their CV and documentation indicating prospective institutional support.
Applications, nominations and requests for additional information should be sent electronically to the Chair of the Publications Committee: Professor Manuel Barajas, California State University, Sacramento. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “SP editor application” in the subject line of your email. Deadline for applications is February 1, 2015.