Thursday, June 30, 2011

Disability Studies Quarterly Call for Editor

From the Society for Disability Studies:

Disability Studies Quarterly
June 2011

Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ) is the publication of the Society for Disability Studies (SDS) and the flagship journal of disability studies scholarship. It is a multidisciplinary and international journal of interest to social scientists, scholars in the humanities and arts, disability rights advocates, and others concerned with the issues of people with disabilities. It represents the full range of methods, epistemologies, perspectives, and content that the field of disability studies embraces. DSQ is committed to developing theoretical and practical knowledge about disability and to promoting the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society. DSQ is published in an online, open access format and is hosted by The Ohio State University Libraries as part of a KnowledgeBank initiative.

SDS now seeks to appoint a new Editor or Editors to replace the current team, which will complete their term on June 30, 2012. The new Editor(s) will work with SDS and the DSQ Editorial Board. They will closely collaborate with The Ohio State University Libraries team, which publishes the journal.

Responsibilities include:
• Overseeing and ensuring the timely delivery of the journal in 4 issues per year;
• Collaborating with the publication team at The OSU Libraries
• Chairing and leading the work of Editorial Board;
• Recruiting, managing, and editing manuscripts
• Liaising with authors and reviewers over the peer review of manuscripts and making decisions on manuscripts;
• Appointing and liaising with Review or special section editors;
• Liaising with representatives of SDS;
• Representing DSQ at conferences and other events as appropriate.

A $5000 annual payment is available to assist with the administration and expenses associated with the post.

Qualifications: Applicants should possess: project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines; previous publishing and editorial experience; the ability to recruit quality manuscripts; excellent organizational, networking, and communication skills; and the ability to work as part of a creative and dynamic, and multidisciplinary editorial and publishing team. Comfort with online information management systems and collaborating remotely is essential. SDS especially welcomes editorial teams comprised of members with expertise in varied disciplines within disability studies to apply.

Applicants should send a letter of application describing the qualifications, administrative resources, and ideas they bring to the post. Please attach curriculum vitae for all applicants.

The closing date for applications is September 15, 2011. The appointment will be made by SDS, in consultation with a search committee and the journal’s Editorial Board. The new editors will be announced in December 2011. They should plan to travel to The OSU for an orientation to The OSU Libraries Team before responsibilities commence in July 2012.

Applications and questions can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee:

Susan Baglieri
Email (preferred):
Phone: 718.488.1387
Fax: 718.488.3472

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