The Journal of Contemporary African Studies (JCAS), hosted at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, will be appointing a new Chief Editor to start in January 2022.
JCAS is an interdisciplinary journal in the human sciences which seeks to promote a scholarly understanding of developments and change in Africa. Established in 1981, it publishes research on African societies and their location within the global political economy; topics include culture, gender, labour, land and politics. The journal is published four times a year by Routledge, Taylor& Francis Ltd. JCAS is peer reviewed, has an international subscription and hosts a well established editorial board and committee.
The ideal candidate for our next Chief Editor would be:
Located on the African continent
Have extensive experience in journal editing
Have exemplary scholarship and a record of publication and peer recognition in the Humanities and Social Sciences within a field that resonates with the journal
Have experience in mentorship and the development of a new generation of African scholars
Have strong networks and experience with engaging African scholars on the continent and in the diaspora