Book Review Editor for the New England Quarterly

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Call for Volunteers
January 1, 2018
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Colonial America, Literature

The New England Quarterly is searching for a book review editor.

The Book Review Editor will work with the editors and be responsible for securing books for review and commissioning reviewers.  The Book Review Editor will supply them with books, edit their reviews, and ready the book review feature for publication before forwarding it to the publications office for copyediting and layout before final approval by the Book Review Editor prior to publication. We anticipate reviews of between 10 and 15 books in each of the four issues published per year.  The editors encourage review essays that include several books.  

A wonderful opportunity for the right candidate, this position requires a commitment of at least two years.  This position is unpaid, but the candidate is encouraged to seek support in the form of released time. The Book Review Editor will share in setting editorial policy for the journal.  The Book Review Editor is responsible for securing relevant review copies, developing the existing pool of reviewers, and guiding an excellent book review section.   

Minimum Qualifications: advanced graduate study beyond the MA in American history, literature, or American Studies, with preference for demonstrated expertise in New England and/or regional studies. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Boston and the New England Quarterly value diversity and inclusion. Women, individuals of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, individuals with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should forward a letter of interest, a c.v., and the names and contact information for three referees to


            Jonathan M. Chu

            Editor, The New England Quarterly




            Jonathan M. Chu

            Editor, The New England Quarterly

            University of Massachusetts Boston

            100 Morrissey Blvd.

            Boston, MA 02125

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Jonathan M. Chu, History Department, University of Massachusetts Boston

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