01 February 2024

About the role

The Regional Studies Association (RSA) and Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo) seek to appoint an Early Career Editor to their new journal, Finance & Space.

 Early Career Editor (one position available)

The appointment of the Early Career Editor is open to candidates within five years of the date on their PhD certificate on 1st October 2023. The Early Career Editor will join the existing team of Editors in managing the peer review of general submissions in their area of expertise, establishing the journal’s reputation, and ensuring that it attracts the best authors and papers for its readership.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Facilitating the peer review process by screening manuscripts, inviting reviewers and making recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Submitting or commissioning high-quality manuscripts (which are subject to external peer review as standard);
  • Assisting with the editorial development of special issues under the guidance of the editors;
  • Acting as an ambassador to promote the journal via social media, conferences, and other channels;
  • Providing consultation to the editors at their request.

The appointment is a mentored role and has a fixed term of three years after which the post will be re-advertised. Re-application as the Early Career Editor is not permitted as this position is designed to offer capacity building and training within the academy. Early Career Editors may be invited to remain on the team in a full-editor capacity at the end of their term at the discretion of the editors, RSA and FinGeo.

About the journal

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Finance & Space is a pioneering interdisciplinary journal focusing on diverse aspects of the spatial production of finance and the financial production of space. As such, it addresses some of the most profound processes and pressing challenges of our times, including digitization, neoliberalization, financialization, globalization and deglobalization, uneven development, power, and inequalities, (in)security, the environmental crisis, and the role of finance in building more sustainable economies.

While dedicated to a geographical imagination, the journal is founded on the belief that advancing our understanding of the changing finance-space nexus requires an interdisciplinary approach and heterodox thinking about finance across space and time. This includes, but is not limited to, political economy and political science, economics and regional science, sociology, anthropology, housing studies, environmental studies, financial history, development studies, and urban and regional planning, in addition to geography, regional studies, and urban studies. The distinctive purpose of Finance & Space is to connect insights across intellectual disciplines in a systematic and grounded way to understand how and why Finance & Space co-evolve, and impacts on economy, society, and the environment. The journal is a pluralist forum, which showcases diverse perspectives and analytical techniques.

The journal publishes a range of paper types including full length research articles, commentaries, and visualisations (FinVis).

The inaugural editorial of Finance & Space will be published on 30 November 2023.

See the journal website for more details:

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Application Instructions

In making expressions of interest candidates are invited to submit:

  • A brief editorial vision statement outlining their intentions for safeguarding and developing the academic excellence, relevance and scope of Finance & Space and any existing editorial of peer review experience;
  • An indication of host institution support; and
  • A full CV – these may be in summary form but should give enough information to demonstrate embeddedness in the field, e.g., information about networks, conferences attended, relevant publications, professional memberships, etc.

Interested applicants with questions about the journal are invited to contact: Sally Hardy, Chief Executive, RSA, [email protected] or by telephoning + 44 (0)1273 698017

Applications should be submitted via the application button below.

Closing date: No later than 5pm (UK time) 1st February 2024

The selection of the new Early Career Editor will be made by the RSA and FinGeo in the light of recommendations from the editors of Finance & Space and the Regional Studies Association’s Journals Committee, which includes FinGeo representatives. The post is for commencement as soon as possible after the decision has been made.

The successful candidate may wish to join the RSA or FinGeo as a member. For clarity, non-members may apply. Further details on are available from the Regional Studies Association Office or from the Association website at and for FinGeo go to:



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.