Call for Managing Editor


Anthropology of Consciousness



The Executive Board of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness is now inviting applications for Managing Editor of its peer-reviewed journal, Anthropology of Consciousness. Interested applicants should submit a CV, a written statement specifically addressing the qualification criteria listed below and her/his vision for how the journal might evolve. Please send all materials to Beth Savage, SAC Secretary/Treasurer at Final selection will follow an interview, preferably before or at the 2015 SAC Spring Meeting in Oregon.  The three-year term begins August 1, 2015.

 Qualifications for Anthropology of Consciousness Managing Editor:

  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of SAC’s areas of research and scholarship.
  • Experience and knowledge in publishing, editing, and journal administration.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Higher degree in anthropology or closely related field.
  • Proven record of refereed publications.
  • Ability to adapt to changing publishing platforms.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience supervising staff.

Anthropology of Consciousness is grounded in anthropology, and produces a comprehensive body of literature in both new and established topical areas. A distinct and highly valued feature of the journal is its interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary appeal to academic authors, contributors, and readers from anthropology as well as from psychology, sociology, alternative and complementary medicine, and phenomenology.  An overarching goal of SAC is to increase the impact and exposure of the journal across anthropology and the other human sciences.

Working arrangements:  Must be available for a three-year term of appointment. Must meet strict deadlines to produce two issues of the journal annually. Works closely with Associate Editors/peer-reviewers and an Assistant Editor. Training provided, preferably before term begins to overlap with current Managing Editors. Volunteer position, reimbursement for journal-related costs.  100% working remotely.  Attendance at AAA annual fall meeting expected, with some travel and lodging reimbursement. Must have a computer updated to current standards and software. Organizational or financial support from editor’s institution or organization helpful.