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Applications invited for Co-Editor of Journal of International Development
Founded in 1989, the Journal of International Development is the official journal of the Development Studies Association. Under the stewardship of Professors Paul Mosley (University of Sheffield) and Hazel Johnson (Open University), and with the support of a well-established international Editorial Advisory Board, the Journal has become one of the leading international platforms for multi- and interdisciplinary research in development studies. Serving both the academic and professional communities within the field, the Journal provides researchers, students and policy makers with the best development research across the fields of economics, politics, international relations, sociology, anthropology and the environmental and life sciences. The Journal of International Development does not represent any particular school, analytical technique or methodological approach, but aims to publish high quality contributions to ideas, policy and practice, including in transitional countries and underdeveloped areas of the Global North, as well as the Global South. Published in eight issues per year, the Journal has two special features: Field Reports, which are short articles contributing to development policy and practice, and invited Policy Arenas, which comprise two or three articles focusing on policy debate. The Journal reaches over 10,000 institutions worldwide and is now also ranked in the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports ® (2011 Impact Factor of 0.878). Over the coming years we shall work to progressively improve this score.
In December 2012, Professor Hazel Johnson will step down as co-Editor of the Journal after 13 years in post. Professor Paul Mosley, the Development Studies Association and Wiley-Blackwell are therefore seeking a new co-Editor to join Professor Mosley starting with volume 25 (2013). The successful candidate will be appointed for an initial term of three volume years, starting with a handover period between 1st October and 31st December 2012.
Applicants for this position should have a broad grasp of the social sciences in relation to development, and an inter-disciplinary approach is vital. Applicants may be from any discipline but with a preference, other things being equal, for subject areas which complement Paul Mosley’s economics and political economy specialism. Editorial experience and familiarity with journal publishing will be an advantage, while excellent organisational and communication skills are essential.
Applications, including a resume and a covering letter outlining their suitability for the post and ideas for the future of the Journal, should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview in September 2012. Closing date for applications: 31st August 2012 Queries should be directed to email@example.com; prospective applicants would also be welcome to telephone the co-editor of the Journal, Paul Mosley, on 0114-222 3397.