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Anthropology & Aging Co-Editor Application Deadline Extended


Search for Co-Editor at Anthropology & Aging (deadline extended)

Anthropology & Aging (A&A, ISSN 2374-2267; seeks a co-editor to work with our current editor, Henrik Hvenegaard Mikkelsen, to guide and implement the vision of the journal’s future. The position is a 2-year term. Starting date is negotiable, but we are eager to fill this post as soon as possible to give adequate time for training and organization.

As the only peer-reviewed journal focusing on the anthropology and aging and the life course, A&A plays a vital role as a resource for sharing theoretical, methodological, and empirical breakthroughs in our field. Alongside oversight of its content, A&A’s editorial staff has worked in recent years to raise the journal’s visibility, making it open access and indexing it with major databases. Our goals for the future look to build upon this, increasing our presence both within and beyond an academic audience by drawing on the community that surrounds the journal in order to provide perspectives on the conditions that affect aging and older people around the globe. The editor and co-editor would work closely together to bring the journal to the next phase.

The preferred qualifications for co-editor are:

  • Academic and/or professional interests related to anthropology, aging, and the life course
  • The ability to work to deadlines and self-manage time
  • A proven interest in and experience with public debate.

The successful candidate is expected to be a member of AAGE on accepting the position. Early career scholars are encouraged to apply. The co-editor position is not open to current students.

Working on the journal in a co-editor capacity provides ample opportunities to network with scholars and students around the world, build leadership experience, participate in professional meetings and conferences, gain expertise in the publication process, and become more familiar with the wide range of new research in aging and anthropology. In addition, it is an exciting time in the journal’s history. We continue to remain independent and dedicated to disseminating research freely and respecting our contributors’ rights to their work. In light of recent events surrounding exploitive practices in open access publishing and more broadly, academic precarity, the journal is dedicated to making sure that all editorial staff (who are all volunteer including this position) are well supported and respected.

If you are interested or have questions about the co-editor position, please contact us at To be considered for the position, please email a letter of interest outlining your qualifications and a CV. All applications received on or before October 19, 2020 will be given full consideration.

Anthropology & Aging is the official publication of the Association for Anthropology, Gerontology, and the Life Course (AAGE). All issues are free and open-access, published twice a year by the University Library Systems (ULS) with the support of the University of Pittsburgh. Since 1979 the mission of Anthropology & Aging has been to bring together the work of scholars, students, and applied anthropologists from around the world in a variety of disciplines to address fundamental issues of aging and the human experience.


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