This post represents a unique opportunity to gain professional experience in all aspects of managing an academic journal, including editing and managing anonymised peer-review. The editors of DiA have broad discretion over the journal’s editorial policy and a budget to employ proof-readers and award an annual prize. DiA produces two issues a year, one of which is a special issue devoted to the work of a well-established philosopher in the field. The successful candidate will shadow the current editors from Summer 2020 in order to familiarise themselves with the journal’s editorial processes.
The editorship entails a variety of tasks and responsibilities: considering submitted manuscripts for review, seeking appropriate peer-reviewers, preparing manuscripts for proofreading, editing, typesetting, publishing content online and updating social media. As editor you will become an ex officio member of the Trustees Committee of the British Society of Aesthetics and are required to make bi-annual reports to the Trustees Committee on the operations of the Journal. The position is unpaid, however the editors have access to an annual travel fund from the BSA for travel and accommodation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Aesthetics. In addition, the editors get a full conference package, including accommodation, at the annual BSA meeting in Oxford.
If you have any further questions, please direct them to the current editors: editor “at” debatesinaesthetics “dot” org.