Job Opportunity:

Editor of Textile History

The Pasold Research Fund invites applicants for the Editorship of its flagship peer-reviewed  journal, Textile History, published twice a year for the Fund by Taylor and Francis. The organisation employs two editors who work in tandem to ensure timely production of the journal to the highest standard of scholarly, editorial and production standards. Applicants must be prepared to work in a partnership covering all aspects of editorial process from developing the journal in new ways, following and leading shifts in historical preoccupations, encouraging and assessing submissions, advising authors on revisions, deciding on the make-up of individual issues and special issues, dealing with illustrations, copyediting, proof-reading and managing the peer review process.

The journal’s publishers, Taylor and Francis, employ a production team and Editorial Manager, an electronic submission system, to assist with the through-put and processing of articles. Applicants for the editorship must be able to work with Editorial Manager for which training will be given. Textile History also employs a separate Exhibitions Review Editor and a Book Reviews Editor, both responsible to the Journal Editors, and there is an international editorial Board that can provide additional advice and support.

The Fund is looking for individuals with a lively interest in the field of textile history, broadly defined to include archaeological textiles, the economic and social history of textiles and clothing, production, trade and consumption, textile technology, man-made textiles and fibres, dress and fashion history, design and material culture, textile conservation, and museum practice relating to textiles and fibres, globally and in all periods from pre-history to the present. Editorship of Textile History offers a unique opportunity for career development, editorial experience and for building up networks and links with a broad spectrum of textile history practitioners. Editors are appointed initially for three years, renewable for a further three, on the agreement of both parties. The position carries an honorarium (currently just over £2000 per annum) in addition to agreed expenses.

Applicants must have a sound overview of current historiography and trends across a range of the fields of textile history, a strong track record of their own published research, and prior editorial experience.  They must combine knowledge of, and commitment to, the range of scholarly work published by the journal with a fine eye for detail concerning layout and the highest standards of copyediting and proof reading. Applications are welcome from academics, museum specialists and from independent scholars. Significant experience in the field and in editing are essential.  Non British, as well as British scholars/residents are welcome to apply providing they have an excellent standard of written English.

Applications must include a C.V. and a covering letter to support the application. The letter should outline relevant experience and provide a statement about the expertise and developmental vision that the candidate might bring to the journal.  Applications should be emailed to Pat Hudson by Friday 11th March 2016: hudsonp@cf.ac.uk The new editor would be expected to take up the post in April 2016 or as soon after as is convenient for all parties.

For further information about the role of editor of Textile History and its requirements please contact any of the following by email in the first instance: Professor Stana Nenadic, Director, Pasold Research Fund:  Stana.Nenedic@ed.ac.uk; Professor Laura Ugolini, current editor of the journal: L.Ugolini@wlv.ac.uk; Dr Kaori O’Connor, current Editor of the journal: Kaori-Oconnor@clara.co.uk;Professor Pat Hudson, Chair of the Governors, Pasold Research Fund: hudsonp@cf.ac.uk

Job Opportunity – Editor of Textile History

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