Associate editor for parallax journal: deadline now closed
This opportunity is open to post-transfer postgraduate researchers in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures.
parallax is a quarterly journal of themed issues founded in 1995 and known for its innovative approach to a wide range of pressing questions in cultural studies, critical theory, and continental philosophy.
Published by Routledge, and based in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, parallax is managed and edited by a team of advanced Postgraduate Researcher Associate Editors in collaboration with the Executive Editors.
parallax is currently recruiting a new Associate Editor to begin immediately. The position is open to post-transfer Postgraduate Researchers, who are typically engaged for a two-year term and receive a small annual stipend.
Associate Editors gain invaluable experience editing a respected world-class publication. Working closely with each other and the Executive Editors, they participate in all aspects of the journal’s editorial process.
This includes developing special issue themes around important questions in theoretical cultural studies, commissioning articles and working with each issue’s Guest Editors and contributors. It also includes copy-editing, proof-reading and liaising extensively with the publisher throughout the production process.
Associate Editors engage actively with contemporary intellectual debates in the critical humanities, both in managing the journal’s long-term strategy and in working with a wide range of respected and original academics and thinkers.
Over the years, parallax has published articles by Zygmunt Bauman, Seyla Benhabib, Hélène Cixous, Jacques Derrida, Elizabeth Grosz, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Geoffrey Hart-man, Avital Ronell, Kelly Oliver and J. Hillis Miller, among many others. Each issue is organised around a theme proposed by a Guest Editor and developed through extended discussions with the parallax team.
In addition to managing the journal and working with the external Guest Editors, Associate Editors are encouraged to propose their own theme and take responsibility for an issue as Guest Editor, either individually or as a group.
Associate Editors must demonstrate a commitment to thinking creatively in and around continental philosophy, theoretical cultural studies, and critical theory, broadly speaking, and be available for regular meetings of the team in the parallax office (post-lockdown).
Applicants are asked to submit a short statement of interest, a sample of recent written work (approximately 2,000 words) and a curriculum vitae by Tuesday 9 June.
parallax editorships represent a considerable sustained commitment of time and effort for Postgraduate Researchers; applicants must discuss with their supervisor(s) the feasibility of taking on this additional workload alongside their doctoral projects, and indicate in their statement how they would manage it.