JOB: Executive Editor at the Journal of Architectural Education

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) seeks a dynamic executive editor for the Journal of Architectural Education (JAE), the leading scholarly publication about architectural education. Founded in 1947, JAE is the oldest, continuously operating journal of its kind.

The executive editor will have the opportunity to shape architectural scholarship, education, and practice in the twenty-first century, with the support of an energetic editorial board, an established professional association, and a major academic publisher.

The journal is published two times each academic year. Each issue features double-blind peer-reviewed contributions currently presented under three general categories: Scholarship of Design, Design as Scholarship, and Micro-Narrative. Additional published content presently includes solicited opinion essays, translations, interviews, and reviews.

During his tenure, Executive Editor Marc Neveu and the JAE Editorial Board have implemented a new design for the journal, streamlined the production process, and introduced resources such as the Editorial Board Guide and Author Guide. The journal has also seen the development of an online presence at www.jaeonline.org, including the launch of online reviews. ACSA seeks an executive editor to continue this trajectory and momentum, further increasing the journal’s impact and contribution to the scholarly community.

The executive editor has final responsibility for JAE’s editorial and graphic content, oversees production with ACSA and the publishers, and leads the editorial board, whose members provide counsel regarding manuscript review, article selection, and editorial direction. The executive editor nominates members of the editorial board for appointment by the ACSA Board of Directors and is expected to work effectively with the editorial board and the ACSA board. ACSA provides the executive editor with financial support and editorial assistance.

Qualifications for the executive editor include: a strong vision for the journal; a recognized research record; significant editorial experience; active involvement in architectural education; and a keen insight into the broad issues affecting architectural education, culture, and practice now and in the future.

The executive editor serves for an initial term of up to four years, with the possibility of a renewal. The new editor will assume responsibilities as executive editor–designate beginning 1 July 2020, assuming full editorship 1 July 2021. During this transition year, the executive editor–designate will begin to work with the editorial board and be responsible for content beginning with Volume 76, Issue 1 (March 2022).

A search committee, whose members are drawn from the ACSA Board of Directors and JAE Editorial Board, will review and evaluate all candidates, and send its final recommendation to the ACSA Board of Directors for approval. The executive editor is appointed by the ACSA Board of Directors and reports to the board through its Executive Committee.

Candidates should submit, no later than 6 January 2020, the following materials: a curriculum vitae, statement of interest that begins to address the desired qualifications outlined above, and the names of three references. Send all materials to jae.search@acsa-arch.org. Additional materials may be requested as part of the screening process. Interviews to be conducted March 12-13, 2020.

For more information about the journal’s current policies and practices, please visit www.jaeonline.org. Questions regarding the search, editorial duties, or terms of this position can be directed to Michael Monti, Executive Director, ACSA, mmonti@acsa-arch.org.

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