Central European History Editorship
The Central European History Society, an affiliate of the American Historical Association, seeks an editor for the journal Central European History, published by Cambridge University Press, beginning June 30, 2019. The current Editor of Central European History has announced his intention not to serve beyond his five-year term. As the journal of the Central European History Society, Central European History is North America’s leading venue for historical scholarship on German-speaking Central Europe. The Society invites applications and nominations of outstanding scholars for the position of Editor.
Applicants should be members of the Society residing in North America, who are accomplished historians of German-speaking Central Europe. They must have the intellectual range to work with manuscripts from different periods and regions that use a wide array of methods and approaches. The institutional support required for the position and the support package provided by CEHS is subject to discussion. The Central European History Society and Cambridge University Press expect to provide funds to buy the Editor out of some teaching responsibilities.
The Editor’s responsibilities include soliciting and vetting manuscripts, guiding manuscripts through the peer-review and editorial processes, and working with Cambridge University Press, the journal’s publisher. S/he furthermore maintains collaborative relations with the Society’s Executive Director, its Executive Board, and the journal’s Board of Editors, whose members are appointed by the Editor. Under the terms of the Society’s By-Laws, the Editor is ex officio a member of the Executive Board. The Editor must call a Board of Editors meeting at the German Studies Association conference every fall and attend the CEHS Board meeting at the AHA every January. The Editor is also responsible for the recruitment of an Associate Editor for book reviews. Production management and subscriptions are the responsibility of Cambridge University Press.
Applicants who advance beyond the initial stage of the selection process may be asked to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association to meet with the Editor Nominating Committee. That committee will make a recommendation to the Executive Board, which aspires to appoint a new editor by January 2019 to allow a six-month transition to the Editor’s five-year term beginning June 30, 2019.
Interested scholars should send an electronic version of their current curriculum vitae, as well as a statement that discusses what they wish to accomplish as Editor of the journal and how they aim to accomplish it. This statement should also include a preliminary sketch of institutional support. These materials should be sent by October 15, 2017 to Prof. Shelley Baranowski (firstname.lastname@example.org). Inquiries about the position should be directed to the same email address or by phone at 561.318.5785. Scholars who wish to nominate other scholars for the position should direct their nominations to the same email address, together with a statement as to whether the nominee has been approached by the nominator. The materials are vetted by the Editor Nominating Committee consisting of Prof. Shelley Baranowski (University of Akron), Prof. James Brophy (University of Delaware), Assoc. Prof. Astrid M. Eckert (Emory University) before being shared with the members of the CEHS Board.
For the Central European History Society
Prof. Shelley Baranowski
Chair, Editor Nominating Committee
Central European History Editorship