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Art Journal Seeks Editor-in-Chief

posted by CAA — Jul 26, 2008

As the current term of the Art Journal editor-in-chief is coming to its conclusion, CAA invites applicants for the next term, July 1, 2009–June 30, 2012 (preceded by a term as editor designate from November 2008 to June 2009). Art Journal, published quarterly by CAA, promotes informed discussion about issues across disciplines in twentieth- and twenty-first-century art, nationally and internationally.

Candidates may be artists, art historians, art critics, art educators, curators, or other art professionals; institutional affiliation is not required.

Advised by the Art Journal Editorial Board, the editor-in-chief is responsible for the content and character of the journal. He or she reads all submitted manuscripts and reviews all submitted artist projects, sends them to peer reviewers, provides guidance to authors and artists concerning the form and content of submissions, and makes final decisions regarding the acceptability of all submissions for publication. The editor-in-chief is not responsible for commissioning reviews. The editor-in-chief works closely with CAA staff in New York, where the publication is produced. This is a half-time position. CAA may negotiate course release or other compensation for the editor.

The editor-in-chief attends the three annual meetings of the Art Journal Editorial Board—held in the spring and fall in New York and in February at the Annual Conference—and submits an annual report to CAA’s Publications Committee. CAA reimburses the editor-in-chief for travel and lodging expenses for the spring and fall New York meetings in accordance with its travel policy, but he or she pays these expenses to attend the conference.

Candidates must be current CAA members and should not be serving on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please send a statement describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, CV, and at least one letter of recommendation to: Director of Publications, Art Journal Editor-in-Chief Search, CAA, 275 Seventh Ave., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Deadline: September 15, 2008; finalists will be interviewed October 23, 2008, in New York.

Filed under: Art Journal, Publications