VACANCY: Assistant Editor for HTS Theological Studies
The Editor-in-Chief of HTS Theological Studies, Prof. Andries G van Aarde, invites applications from members of the academic community to join the journal’s Editorial Team as Assistant Editor, with an emphasis on Religious Dialogue in Africa.
Deadline for applications: 9 October 2023
As an Assistant Editor, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of special collections and sections, including but not limited to:
- Special Collections (articles allocated by the Editor-in-Chief):
- Africa Platform for NT Scholars
- The contextual reading of the New Testament in the socio-political landscape in Zimbabwe
- Zimbabwean Scholars in Dialogue
- Reception of Biblical Discourse in Africa
- Religion, Theology, and Constructions of Earth and Gender
- African Women, Pandemics & Religion
- Social Memory Studies
- Unthinking the West
- Articles in the sections (i) Historical Thought and Source Interpretation (ii) Original Research, allocated by the Editor-in-Chief
Responsibilities of the Assistant Editor role include:
- Managing the peer review process for scholarly submissions and revisions.
- Making recommendations for final decisions and liaising with authors.
- Overseeing the revision of articles in accordance with the journal’s peer review policy.
- Selecting and inviting reviewers based on ethical policies and procedures.
- Providing a final decision recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief.
- Assisting the Editor-in-Chief in soliciting submissions and encouraging compelling academic research.
- Appointing and maintaining an Editorial Board, ensuring diversity and expertise representation.
- Encouraging the Editorial Board to commission articles within their areas of expertise.
- Commissioning special collection proposals on current topics of interest.
- Advocating for the journal and promoting it whenever possible.
- Managing deadlines with strong organizational and communication skills.
To ensure success as an Assistant Editor, it is recommended to have a keen eye for excellent writing, exhibit good design judgment, and be able to manage projects to completion. A top-notch Assistant Editor will bring several years of experience in various writing and editing roles to the table and display a keen grasp of the open access scholarly publishing industry.
The compensation for this role will be discussed and agreed upon in the contract, ensuring a fair and mutually beneficial arrangement.
All applications can be submitted online at https://bit.ly/3rsLVly and require the following information:
- Scopus ID (optional)
- Google Scholar ID (optional) / Google Scholar ID (optional)
- Contact Details
- Motivation Letter
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