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Call for Editor of Housing Policy Debate

Deadline
12 February 2020

About the role

Housing Policy Debate provides an outlet for cutting-edge, original research that evaluates and informs housing and community development policy from a variety of disciplinary approaches. Subjects include affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, housing discrimination, fair housing, land use, housing-related poverty alleviation and integration strategies, and metropolitan development trends. The journal also aims to explore linkages between housing policy and finance, energy, environmental, and transportation policies.

We are looking for a new Editor with an academic background in Housing Policy and/or Urban Studies, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. The new Editor should be confident engaging with authors and researchers across a variety of disciplines to solicit the highest quality submissions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. They will have the authority to accept articles following successful peer review and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Editor to ensure a seamless transition.

Taylor & Francis will provide an annual contribution to expenses incurred by the Editor, organize regular board meetings and report on the performance of the journal. The journal utilizes an online editorial office system, ScholarOne, which the successful candidate will use in conjunction with the journal Editorial Manager.

The successful applicant will be:

  • active in the community with strong personal networks.
  • confident engaging with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions.
  • well organized to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner.
  • adept at fostering positive working relationships with colleagues such as Associate Editors and the Editorial Advisory Board.

This position may be available as a co-editorship – please note your interest in this in your application.

The deadline for applications is the 31st December

The role will formally begin from April 2021.

• Someone who is active in the community with strong personal networks

• Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions

• Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner

• The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as Associate Editors

The role will formally begin from December 2020

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for the position please forward your CV, covering letter and vision statement to Thomas Murden ([email protected]), Portfolio Manager – Routledge, Planning & Urban and the current Editor, Tom Sanchez ([email protected]). Your vision statement should be no longer than one page and should cover:
• Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
• How you would work in partnership with the editorial team
• How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
• How you would work with authors

Housing Policy Debate provides an outlet for cutting edge, original research that evaluates and informs housing and community development policy. Subjects include affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, housing-related poverty alleviation and integration strategies, and metropolitan development trends. The Journal also aims to explore linkages between housing policy and finance, energy, environmental, and transportation policies through interdisciplinary approaches.