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Editor-In-Chief, Engineering Studies (5-year appointment*, with possibility of renewal)

Deadline: August 05 2017

Updated: July 10 2017

We invite nominations and applications for the Editor-in-Chief of Engineering Studies: The Journal of the International Network for Engineering Studies. Founded in 2004, the International Network of Engineering Studies (INES) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars dedicated to the social scientific, humanistic, and normatively engaged, practitioner-based studies of engineers and engineering. Engineering Studies serves as our peer-reviewed academic outlet, and is issued three times a year. It publishes historical, social, cultural, political, philosophical, rhetorical, organizational, and other qualitative and quantitative studies of engineers, engineering, and engineering education. The journal also links scholarly work in engineering studies with broader discussions and action within engineering research, education, policy, practice, and representation. We are looking for an EIC with visionary leadership to succeed the founding editor of the journal. For additional information about the journal, please visit

The ideal candidate for this position will possess relevant editorial experience with an academic journal (associate editor or equivalent); interdisciplinary interests and orientation; a sophisticated understanding of the field; a strong record of scholarship; requisite administrative skills; and experiences with professional networks spanning multiple organizations. Candidates should also be familiar with the present scope of the journal and interested in maintaining its diverse and international orientation, even as they present a compelling vision for and inclination towards further developing the journal, its reputation, and scholarship in engineering studies.

The EIC is nominally a five-year position, with the possibility of renewal. (*)Initial review will occur during year three, with a two year extension pending positive review. The position provides an annual payment from the publisher contributing towards expenses incurred while carrying out the role. Details will be provided upon request. While it would be welcome for an editor’s home institution to provide some support for journal operations, the search committee will evaluate each application with an eye towards the combination of factors most likely to lead to the Journal’s continued success.

Interested candidates are encouraged to reach out to the search committee prior to submitting an application. Applications should include: statement of editorial vision (1-3 pages); complete CV for the EIC; 1-3 page summary CV for any other affiliated staff (if any); and a signed letter of support from the host institution. Screening will begin 5 August 2017, with the position remaining open until filled. The appointment will begin January 2018. Applications and inquiries should be sent to the Search Committee Chair, Atsushi Akera (Rensselaer), at