Job Opportunity:

Opening for Fashion History expert on Editorial board of the Journal of Design History

The Design History Society wishes to invite individuals who can make a distinctive and dynamic contribution to the development of design history to apply to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Design History. The Journal, which is published by Oxford University Press in partnership with the Society, is the pre-eminent journal in its field and works to extend the international and interdisciplinary significance of the subject.

The Board is responsible, through its Chair, to the Society for the operation of the Journal within terms of reference which are regularly reviewed. In addition to refereeing a cross section of papers submitted through the Journal’s web-based manuscript management system, each member of the Board plays a leading role with certain submissions, considering referee reports to produce recommendations for the Board, and liaising with the authors about revisions. In addition, each editor develops particular responsibilities for special features, special issues or other aspects of the Journal’s work. Editorial Board members should expect to devote at least two days per month to the Journal, including meetings which take place twice a year, typically once in London and once at the DHS Annual Conference.

Appointment to the Board is for a five-year term of office. Those appointed will enjoy a gratis membership of the Society and may be based anywhere in the world provided they have regular internet access. Relevant expenses are reimbursed, but there is no remuneration.

In making its selection, the Committee will consider the extent to which each candidate meets the person specification, as well as the balance of subject expertise and skills of the Board as a whole. Appointments may be deferred to take balance of expertise on the Board into account. At the present time, applications are sought which extend the breadth of expertise of the Editorial Board, particularly in the area of fashion history, and reflect the global coverage of the Journal. Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply as the expertise most needed by the journal is regularly reviewed.

The Managing Editor of the Editorial Board, Dr Grace Lees-Maffei ( will be happy to discuss the duties and responsibilities of Board members informally with potential applicants. Applications should be by letter outlining the candidate’s suitability and a curriculum vitae, including a list of relevant publications. The deadline for applications is 1st August 2016. Please email your applications to the Design History Society Administrator, Elli Michaela Young (

Job Opportunity – Opening for a Fashion History Expert on the Editorial Board of Journal of Design History

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