Call for Editor

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Call for Editor

Settler Colonial Studies

Deadline
31 October 2021

About the Journal

Settler Colonial Studies focuses on multi- and inter-disciplinary original research, with open geographic and temporal interests. Key to the journal is publishing work that pushes settler colonial studies forward. Work that critically and constructively engages with historical and contemporary settler colonization is foundational to the journal’s mission. Settler colonial studies is a wide-ranging sub-discipline that researchers come to through a variety of paths. Foundational is the work of critical Indigenous experts in the 20th century, who established that in places like the former white British settler dominions, colonialism never ended. Further, colonization has shifted form and works to normalise and naturalise itself through structures such as national narratives, practices of exclusion and selective inclusion, and the sanctioning of state and extra-state violence against Indigenous peoples. In the past two decades, settler colonial studies has coalesced, spurred on by important articulations and interventions from anthropologists and historians in Australia, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and beyond. It is now a growing sub-field of engaged critical research on settler colonial contexts, histories, theory, and anti-colonial practice with powerful comparative opportunities. Settler Colonial Studies plays an important role in supporting scholars working in this area and in upholding the highest academic standards so as to publish excellent research that expands and challenges understandings of settler colonization and possibilities for decolonization. The journal benefits from an expert, international, and engaged editorial board. The journal is published quarterly, distributed in February, May, August and November each year. For more information on the journal, please visit https://tandfonline.com/toc/rset20/current

About the Role:

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. The successful candidate will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community. The appointment is for three years, renewable for a further three-year term subject to mutual agreement. Taylor & Francis will provide advice, support and performance analysis of the journal, as well as an annual honorarium. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will begin in an onboarding capacity in mid-2021 with firm date to be confirmed. The Editor will be responsible for the following:

• Processing and co-ordinating the peer review process for new contributions to the journal via the Editorial Manager® peer review system and ensuring that all reviewers and authors uphold the journal’s code of publishing ethics.

• Making final decisions on submissions as a subject expert, providing feedback to authors, and working with Taylor & Francis to prepare accepted submissions for publication.

• Identifying strategies to enhance and maintain the quality and reputation of the journal, particularly with relation to the quality and timeliness of the published research.

• Working with Taylor & Francis to recruit and oversee the Editorial Board.

• Working with Taylor & Francis and the Editorial Board to develop the editorial strategy and direction/focus of the journal and acting as ambassador for the journal.

• Commissioning special issues and assigning topical Guest Editors; soliciting submissions in line with editorial strategy.

Taylor & Francis is also open to joint applications for shared editorial responsibilities, with two or more Co-Editors applying.

Submitting your Application:

You are invited to submit an expression of interest in the form of an email or brief letter to:

Alexandra Lazzari

[email protected]

Further information and/or interviews may be requested as part of the application process.

Settler Colonial Studies focuses on multi- and inter-disciplinary original research, with open geographic and temporal interests. Key to the journal is publishing work that pushes settler colonial studies forward. Work that critically and constructively engages with historical and contemporary settler colonization is foundational to the journal’s mission. Settler colonial studies is a wide-ranging sub-discipline that researchers come to through a variety of paths. Foundational is the work of critical Indigenous experts in the 20th century, who established that in places like the former white British settler dominions, colonialism never ended. Further, colonization has shifted form and works to normalise and naturalise itself through structures such as national narratives, practices of exclusion and selective inclusion, and the sanctioning of state and extra-state violence against Indigenous peoples. In the past two decades, settler colonial studies has coalesced, spurred on by important articulations and interventions from anthropologists and historians in Australia, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and beyond. It is now a growing sub-field of engaged critical research on settler colonial contexts, histories, theory, and anti-colonial practice with powerful comparative opportunities.