Editorial Board Member at the Sociological Review

Call for Applications of the Sociological Review. Deadline: July 15th, 2019

The Editorial Team at the Sociological Review are looking to appoint 10 new editorial board members to join us from September 2019. Could you be one of them?

To apply, please read the information below, fill in the application form, upload your CV and statement of interest outlining your fit to what we look for in our editorial board members. The closing date for applications is 5pm, 16th May 2019. Once applications close, these will be reviewed by the Managing Editor (Dr Michaela Benson) and the Editorial Team. We will let you know whether your application has been successful by 15th July 2019.

A little bit about us

The Sociological Review has been publishing high quality and innovative articles for over 100 years. It is a general sociological journal, covering all branches of the discipline, and its tradition extends to research that is anthropological or philosophical in orientation and analytical or ethnographic in approach. It focuses on questions that shape the nature and scope of sociology as well as those that address the changing forms and impact of social relations. As out current editorial board attests, our interest in the sociological is one that is open to other disciplines, notably social anthropology, cultural geography and science and technology studies, with which we share many overarching concerns.

With the support of The Sociological Review Foundation Limited, over the last few years we have been working hard to make the sociological imagination travel beyond the pages of the journal, to make this matter outside the academy through our digital presence. We run an annual programme of events including seminar series, an annual lecture and workshops. And we have an active commitment to supporting Early Career Social Scientists through the Sociological Review Fellowship, Strictly Come Writing — a writing retreat for early career researchers, and through our conference bursary and kick-start funding schemes.

What do we expect from our editorial board members?

All of this is possible only because of the support and enthusiasm of our editorial board members, who alongside the editorial, digital and events teams are key to supporting the day-to-day business of the Sociological Review.

Our terms of engagement for editorial members include:

  • Refereeing an average of 1-2 papers per month within three weeks of receipt;
  • Attending two editorial board meetings per year;
  • Supporting and participating our events;
  • Taking the lead on digital and public engagement initiatives
  • Reviewing proposals for the SR monographs, seminar series;
  • Reviewing applications for our ECR conference bursaries, kick-start funding initiative, and writing retreat;
  • Mentoring Early Career Researchers;
  • Raising awareness for and the reputation of the journal;
  • Spreading the word about the SR, and encouraging colleagues to submit to the SR;
  • Planning for the future of the SR.

If you are already serving on the editorial board of another journal, we would recommend carefully considering whether you have the time and space to commit to the Sociological Review before submitting your application.

We expect that editorial board members commit to a five-year term, with provision for a one-year extension in cases where duties are on-going at the point of renewal.

Who do we need?

We are seeking to appoint 10 new editorial board members to join us from September 2019. Importantly, we are looking for people who understand and are enthusiastic about the ethos of the Sociological Review as laid out in our manifesto.

We welcome applications from people whose expertise falls within any area of sociology (broadly understood), and in particular, those with expertise in the following fields (a) care; (b) race and racism; (c) development; (d) digital sociology; (e) family; (f) organisations, institutions & markets; (g) socio-legal studies; (h) work; (i) youth and young people; and (j) health. We would also welcome applicants with experience of and enthusiasm for communicating sociological research through public engagement.

The Sociological Review has a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion applies to the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010: age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. Additionally, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment to individuals from disadvantaged social backgrounds and to those in precarious employment. This commitment is met by the Editorial Team through the appoint individuals from a variety of background to foster an Editorial Board that is inclusive of the breadth of experience within academia and wider society.

PLEASE NOTE: With this commitment in mind, we welcome applicants from people at all career stages and actively encourage scholars from the Global South, People of Colour, LGBTQI+ and people with disabilities to apply.

Apply here (Link)