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Recruiting for Associate Editors, Associate Editor for Statements of Practice and Pedagogy, and Social Media Editor

Design and Culture

Deadline
16 January 2023

About the role

Design and Culture, the official journal of the Design Studies Forum, is seeking scholars with an established record in the scholarship of design to join its international editorial board.

Associate Editors

Associate Editors will participate in bi-annual or ad hoc internet meetings about the journal’s operation and strategic vision. They will actively promote the journal in their networks, will encourage the submission of high-quality papers aligned to the journal’s vision, and will solicit special issues on emerging subjects of interest in the field. Associate Editors will guide the various stages of the -review process in accordance with the journal’s suggested timeline (they will be assigned five papers per year). They will be responsible for selecting and contacting peer reviewers, communicating with authors and reviewers, leading the revision and resubmission process, and producing recommendations to the editors-in-chief. Associate Editors are also expected to act as peer-reviewers per the request of other Associate Editors or the editors-in-chief. Associate Editors members should expect to dedicate a few days per month to the journal, and the initial appointment will be for three years. There is no remuneration for the position.

Associate Editor for Statements of Practice and Pedagogy

The Associate Editor for Statements of Practice and Pedagogy will participate in bi-annual or ad hoc internet meetings about the journal’s operation and strategic vision. Although this editor will have the responsibilities of a regular Associate Editor, their workload will be dedicated to soliciting and overseeing the peer review of written work from design practitioners and design educators that are aligned to the journal's vision. Ideally, this editor will have experience with the peer-review process and a background in design practice and education. The Associate Editor for Statements of Practice and Pedagogy should expect to dedicate a few days per month to the journal, and the initial appointment will be for three years. There is no remuneration for the position. The Statements of Practice and Pedagogy was created by outgoing editor Dori Griffin to provide a forum for design practitioners and educators to share current practices with researchers working in the field.

Social Media Editor

Social Media Editor will be responsible for the strategy and day-to-day operations of the journal’s social media presence across multiple platforms. We are looking for an academic or graduate student with both knowledge of design scholarship and experience in running social media platforms. The Social Media Editor will participate in bi-annual or ad hoc internet meetings about the journal’s operation and strategic vision, and will be in contact with the editors-in-chief and Managing Editor as needed. There is no remuneration for the position.

About the journal

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Design and Culture reflects the state of scholarship in the field of design and nurtures new or overlooked lines of inquiry that redefine our understanding of design. The editors invite design scholars and practitioners to think critically about social justice, exclusion, and privilege, and imagine the journal as a forum that can foster rich and provocative conversations across power-differentiated communities, geographic distance, and disciplinary divides.

We strongly encourage the submission of rigorously researched papers that show how design is deeply engaged with socio-political and cultural issues, and we encourage submissions about the scope of design, broadly defined, in regions marked by conditions of austerity, poverty, or under embargo, papers of maintenance and repair, and works on the invisible labor of design in domains of social reproduction. We also welcome scholarship from affiliated fields that - although perhaps not identifying directly with design discourse - investigate material culture, practices, and the science/status of the artificial through lenses of indigenous epistemologies, intersectional analyses of power and science and technology studies, among others.
As design increasingly extends its immaterial, conceptual, and strategic forms, we envisage Design and Culture as a platform where scholars and practitioners from a range of fields can question the ramparts of design practice, research, and discourse. Besides scholarly papers and reviews, we also encourage the submission of interviews, round table conversations, and statements of pedagogy and practice.

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Application Instructions

In your letter of interest please describe your scholarly expertise and your experience with editorial or social media work and attach your CV via the link below by January 16.

 

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The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.

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