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CAA News Today Seeks Editor-in-Chief

posted by Betty Leigh Hutcheson — Jan 28, 2013

The Editorial Board invites nominations and self-nominations for the position of editor-in-chief for a three-year term, July 1, 2014–June 30, 2017. This term is preceded by one year of service on the editorial board as editor designate, July 1, 2013–June 30, 2014, and followed immediately by one year of service as past editor. Candidates should have published substantially in the field and may be academic, museum-based, or independent scholars; institutional affiliation is not required. An online journal, is devoted to the peer review of new books, museum exhibitions, and projects relevant to the fields of art history, visual studies, and the arts.

Working with the editorial board, the editor-in-chief is responsible for the content and character of the journal. He or she supervises the journal’s Council of Field Editors, assisting them to identify and solicit reviewers, articles, and other content for the journal; develops projects; and makes final decisions regarding content.

The editor-in-chief attends the Editorial Board’s three meetings each year—held twice in New York in the spring and fall and once at the Annual Conference in February—and submits an annual report to CAA’s Board of Directors. CAA reimburses the editor-in-chief for travel and lodging expenses for the two New York meetings in accordance with its travel policy, but he or she pays these expenses to attend the conference. The editor-in-chief also works closely with the CAA staff in New York and receives an annual honorarium of $4,000.

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, a CV, at least one letter of recommendation, and your contact information to: Codirectors of Publications, Editor-in-Chief Search, College Art Association, 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY, 10004; or email the documents to Betty Leigh Hutcheson, CAA codirector of publications. Deadline: April 15, 2013; finalists will be interviewed in early May.