Seeking Editor-in-Chief, Engineering Studies

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 who study the relationships among the technical and nontechnical dimensions of engineering practice, and how these relationships change over time and from place to place.

Engineering Studies publishes three issues annually of leading research on the historical, social, cultural, political, philosophical, rhetorical, and organizational study of engineers and engineering. The journal builds and serves diverse communities of researchers interested in studying engineering as a social phenomenon, and links scholarly work in engineering studies with broader discussions and debates about engineering education, research, practice, policy, and representation. For additional information, please visit https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/test20

We seek an EIC with visionary leadership. The new EIC will follow the founding editor, Gary Downey, and the current editor, Cyrus Mody. Now in its fourteenth volume, Engineering Studies has seen steady growth in terms of impact factor, international reach, and interdisciplinary breadth. The ideal candidate will possess relevant experience with an academic journal (associate editor or equivalent); familiarity with publishing trends, including open access; an interdisciplinary orientation; a sophisticated understanding of the field; a strong record of scholarship; 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 further developing its reputation and scholarship. We will consider editorial partnerships or collectives.

The EIC is 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 contributing towards expenses incurred while carrying out the role. The journal also currently has a dedicated managing editor. 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.

We invite each candidate to speak with the search committee prior to submitting an application. Applications should include: statement of editorial vision (1-3 pages), a CV, and a signed letter of support from the host institution. The initial deadline for applications is 15 June 2022. The position will remain open until filled. The appointment will begin January 2023. Applications and inquiries should be sent to the Search Committee Chair, Matt Wisnioski, at mwisnios@vt.edu.