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Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section Seeks JFEA Editor

Thursday, February 7, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Evangeline Mee
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Applications are invited for the post of Editor for the Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Annual (JFEA) an online publication sponsored by the Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section of the American Folklore Society. Appearing once a year as an annual collection of articles and reviews in Jewish folklore and ethnology, JFEA will be published by Indiana University Press and succeeds the print volumes of the Jewish Cultural Studies Series for the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization and the Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review. The role will initially be a five-year renewable appointment, starting in June 2019.

 Duties of the Editor Include:

  • Organize an international editorial advisory board.
  • Identify and supervise a Review Editor.
  • Solicit submissions of essays and generate special issues on themes in Jewish folklore and ethnology.
  • Maintain the peer review process provided by Indiana University Press and ensure that all reviewers and authors uphold the annual's policies
  • Make an annual report at the business meeting of the Jewish Folklore and Ethnology section on the status of JFEA.

Qualifications of the Editor:

Applicants should have recognized expertise and an established record of scholarship in Jewish folklore studies and ethnology, and be actively involved with networks within the field. Key qualities sought for the position of Editor include managerial skills to oversee the editorial cycle, and the ability to meet deadlines and work effectively with a major university press. Highly desirable is institutional support for this activity for the duration of the appointment, including release time as necessary and general office support.

How to Apply:

Applications should include a CV and cover letter providing information on (1) editorial qualifications and experience, (2) description of institutional support such as assistants for the role, and (3) vision and/or strategies for JFEA to have a significant impact on the field. Send applications and requests for information to Dr. Simon J. Bronner at sbronner@psu.edu.

Applications will be vetted by the outgoing editorial advisory board and will be treated in strictest confidence.

The closing date for applications is Friday, March 1, 2019.

For information on the scholarly goals of the Jewish Folklore and Ethnology section and its publications, click here.



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