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The Art Journal/AJO Editorial Board invites nominations and self-nominations for the position of editor-in-chief for the term July 1, 2021–June 30, 2024 (with service on the Art Journal/AJO Editorial Board in 2020–21 as editor designate, and in 2024–25 as past editor). Art Journal, published quarterly by CAA, is devoted to twentieth- and twenty-first-century art and visual culture.

Working with the editorial board, the editor-in-chief (EIC) is responsible for the content and character of the journal. The EIC solicits content, reads all submitted manuscripts, sends submissions to peer reviewers, and provides guidance to authors concerning the form and content of submissions; develops projects; makes final decisions regarding content; and may support fundraising efforts on the journal’s behalf. A candidate may be an artist, art historian, art critic, art educator, curator, or other art professional. The EIC works closely with CAA’s New York staff.

The EIC attends the three meetings each year of the Art Journal/AJO Editorial Board—held in the spring and fall by teleconference or in New York, and in February at the CAA Annual Conference—and submits an annual report to CAA’s Board of Directors. The EIC is responsible for expenses related to travel and lodging.

The position usually requires 20 hours a week. CAA provides financial compensation for course releases, usually to the EIC’s employer.

Candidates must be current CAA members in good standing and should not be serving on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. CAA encourages applications from colleagues who will contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the Art Journal/AJO Editorial Board and who will engage actively with conversations about the discipline’s engagements with differences of culture, religion, nationality, race, gender, sexuality, and access. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. A CV, a letter of interest from the nominee, and at least one letter of recommendation must accompany each nomination. Please email to Joan Strasbaugh, Managing Editor,, and include “Art Journal Editor-in-Chief Search” in the subject line.

Deadline (extended): June 1, 2020

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