Call for Editor Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era - Fall 2016

Editor, Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era


The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) is issuing a call for proposals to edit its flagship publication, The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. The new editor will succeed Benjamin Johnson of Loyola University-Chicago and Robert Johnston of the University of Illinois-Chicago.  The term of appointment, which will begin in August 2017, will extend for five years and may be renewed. The first year of the appointment will overlap with the current editors’ final year in order to ensure a smooth transition. The editor is supported by a book review editor, an on-line editor, and an editorial board representative of a broad range of methodologies and areas of specialization.  The position requires support from the editor’s home institution, which generally includes course release time and some level of administrative assistance.

The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by Cambridge University Press. It publishes original essays, historiographic overviews, forums, and reviews of scholarly books on all aspects of U.S. history for the time period from 1865 through 1920.  For additional information, please see

Applicants should submit the following to Amy Wood at

  1. A c.v.
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3. A proposal (5 pp. maximum) that assesses the JGAPE as it now stands, offers a vision for the journal as it evolves, and specifies the level of support your institution is likely to offer. 

SHGAPE has established a search committee composed of Amy Wood (chair), Kristin Hoganson, Stacy Cordery, Michele Mitchell, and Gregory Downs. Prospective applicants should feel free to consult with members of the committee. The search committee hopes to meet with finalists at the OAH annual meeting in April 2017. The final decision will be made by the president of SHGAPE with the approval of the society's council.  The successful candidate will be required to provide a letter from the sponsoring institution on its commitment of support.


Applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted to Amy Wood at Review of applications will begin December 1st and will continue until the position is filled. 

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