Editor in Chief, Dance Chronicle

Due August 15, 2020

For dance scholars, professors, practitioners, and aficionados, Dance Chronicle is indispensable for keeping up with the rapidly changing field of dance studies. Dance Chronicle publishes research on a wide variety of Western and non-Western forms, including classical, avant-garde, and popular genres, often in connection with the related arts: music, literature, visual arts, theatre, and film. Our purview encompasses research rooted in humanities-based paradigms: historical, theoretical, aesthetic, ethnographic, and multi-modal inquiries into dance as art and/or cultural practice. Offering the best from both established and emerging dance scholars, Dance Chronicle is an ideal resource for those who love dance, past and present. Recently, Dance Chronicle has featured special issues on visual arts and dance, literature and dance, music and dance, dance criticism, preserving dance as a living legacy, dancing identity in diaspora, choreographers at the cutting edge, Martha Graham, women choreographers in ballet, and ballet in a global world. The journal publishes three issues per year. Further information can be found on the journal website: https://tandfonline.com/toc/ldnc20/current

Submitting your Application

We are looking for expressions of interest for the position of Editor-in-Chief as outlined below. Expressions of interest from individuals or Co-Editorship teams will be considered. In cases of Co-Editorships, please clearly outline the roles, responsibilities and how you intend to work as a team. 

We are looking for a new Editor with an academic background in dance research, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is a significant role, with high profile, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.

The successful candidate will work alongside the existing Executive Editor, Clare Lidbury, and would take responsibility for editorial oversight and decision-making on manuscript submissions. They will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Code of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

 Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and become recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Someone who is active in the scholarly community with strong personal networks
  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that manuscript submissions are handled in a timely manner
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as Associate Editors

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses.

If you are considering an application and want to know more about this role or other opportunities to contribute to the journal through a Special Issue, please do not hesitate to contact the Portfolio Manager, Lucy Sheach (lucy.sheach@tandf.co.uk). 

If you would like to apply for this position, please forward your CV, a cover letter and a vision statement to the Portfolio Manager, Lucy Sheach (lucy.sheach@tandf.co.uk). We will make an initial assessment of applications in May 2020. We envision that this role will formally begin with the first issue of 2021 after a period of training beginning over the summer to gain experience working alongside the existing Editor-in-Chief, Joellen Meglin, and training on the Taylor & Francis electronic submission system.

Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
  • How you would work in partnership with the Executive Editor and editorial board
  • How you would oversee and stimulate the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors