Are You the Next Editor of Cultural Anthropology?

Are you interested in becoming the next editor of Cultural Anthropology, the peer-reviewed, open-access journal of the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA)? Or is there someone you would like to see as editor? The SCA is launching a search for the position of Editor (or Editors) of Cultural Anthropology. The successful candidate(s) will begin reviewing manuscripts as of January 1, 2018, and will have responsibility for four volumes, or sixteen issues, of the journal (2019–2023).

Cultural Anthropology, currently in its thirty-first volume, publishes ethnographically grounded work that pushes the boundaries of the discipline and enhances dialogue with other fields in the humanities, social sciences, and science studies. The journal is also on the leading edge of open-access media in anthropology, publishing the journal as well as a significant amount of innovative nonjournal content on its website. The Editor(s) of Cultural Anthropology are responsible not only for editorial direction but also for the ongoing operations and future organizational form of the journal as a publishing organization.

Nominations, self-nominations, and inquiries should be sent as early as possible to Robert Foster, SCA President (, and no later than April 1. The deadline for a complete set of application materials, to be developed in coordination with the applicant’s institution, is May 1.

The SCA strongly encourages applications from editorial teams based at two or more institutions. We particularly invite proposals for multi-institutional collaborations that would create more possibilities for supporting the finances of the journal and distributing the editorial workload.

Complete applications will include:

• a letter of application outlining the candidate or candidates’ editorial experience and vision, as well as experience working on or leading multidisciplinary projects

• a CV (or CVs) addressing publication, editorial, and administrative experience

• the names of three references who can address the candidate or candidates’ suitability for the position

• a preliminary commitment of material support from the candidate or candidates’ institution, such as office space, course releases, and/or student assistantships.

Interested candidates are also encouraged to discuss their application with the current editorial collective, Dominic Boyer, Cymene Howe, and James Faubion, as well as members of the Editorial Search Committee, Anne Allison, Eleana Kim, Tim Elfenbein, and Robert Foster.