Editor in Chief - American Journal of Archaeology

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American Journal of Archaeology Editor in Chief

to begin July 1, 2013

General Description: The Editor in Chief (EIC) of the American Journal of Archaeology is responsible for developing a vision and soliciting manuscripts consonant with that vision. As the primary editor, he/she reads initial submissions, assigns peer reviewers, and determines whether the final product is publishable in consultation with the Director of Publishing.

The EIC appoints review editors and members of the AJA Editorial Advisory Board, raises funds in support of the Journal, and provides an annual written report on the status of the Journal.

The EIC serves at the pleasure of the Governing Board of the Archaeological Institute of America for a term of three years, renewable. Compensation is normally in the form of release time from the EIC’s home institution; appropriate adjustments will be made in the case of independent scholars.

Required Qualifications

  • Research and publication interests consonant with the mission of the AJA.
  • Proven editorial and written communication skills, and managerial skills.
  • Vision for the future of publishing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Academic appointment in an appropriate university/college department, museum, or other relevant unit.
  • Archaeological field experience in the Old World.


  • cover letter expressing interest and vision, and summarizing qualifications
  • CV
  • 2 writing samples (e.g., offprints of a published paper) and/or editing samples
  • names and contact information of three recommenders to be contacted by phone


John G. Younger, Chair
AJA Editor Search Committee
Department of Classics
1445 Jayhawk Blvd, WES 1032
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS  66045

Review of application materials begins November 15, 2011 and continues until the position is filled. Select candidates will be interviewed at the AIA annual meeting in Philadelphia, January 5-8, 2012.

For more information, see the AJA website: http://www.ajaonline.org/-- right sidebar

The AIA encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. Federal and state statutes prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, and veteran status. In addition, AIA policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, and gender expression.

Institution or Company offering position: 
Archaeological Institute of America
Contact Name: 
John G. Younger, AJA Editor Search Committee