Social Histories of Medicine, Manchester University Press
We are seeking a third editor for our book series, ‘Social Histories of Medicine’, in order to expand our editorial expertise beyond the 18th to 20th centuries. We are particularly seeking applications from medieval or early modern historians, and are especially interested in applications by historians with expertise in extra-European history. The successful applicant will have a proven track record of publication in order to be able to advise authors. We will consider applications from early-career historians who have a strong track-record of publishing. We are motivated in part by a desire for greater editorial diversity and would welcome applications from candidates from less well-represented backgrounds and disciplines. The new editor will work with both monographs and edited collections and will be mentored by the current editors, Keir Waddington (monographs) and David Cantor (edited collections).
The Co-Editor of ‘Social Histories of Medicine’ is expected to serve a term of four years. After four years, an extension can be agreed by the Co-Editor and the Executive Committee (EC) of the SSHM.
It is expected that all co-editors share the workload in equal terms as far as possible. All co-editors will fully participate in all editorial affairs, including dealing with incoming manuscripts, and peer reviewers, as well as soliciting submissions, and working with authors and Manchester University Press to prepare manuscripts for publication. The editorial team, currently comprising two co-editors, expanding to three, are advised by the Chair of the EC of the SSHM, and the publisher, Manchester University Press, and will be expected to arrange the practicalities of this cooperation.
There are usually four meetings (two EC meetings, one Editorial Board meeting, and one SSHM AGM) per year where the co-editors are present; the book series editors are members of the editorial board of the journal, Social History of Medicine, and are ex-officio members of the Society for the Social History of Medicine Executive Committee. The EC expects at least one of the editors to attend each of these meetings. The annual meeting of the Editorial Board usually occurs in the summer; the two regular meetings of the EC are held around March/April/May and October/November/December; and the AGM is usually held in either July or September, depending on when our conference is scheduled.
The EC notes the generous cooperation offered by the Co-Editor when it comes to travel costs. The EC will reimburse reasonable travel costs (standard class train tickets using advance fares if possible, or economy class air fares, accommodation and conference fees if necessary) up to £1200 per year, and can propose to the EC attendance at conferences to hold ‘Meet the Editor’ sessions. The Co-Editor is expected to consult with the SSHM Chair and Treasurer regarding the proposed event and costs, before booking flights / accommodation.
Dr Rosemary Cresswell, Chair of the Society for the Social History of Medicine
Please send your CV (no more than 6 pages), and a covering letter (no more than 2 pages) detailing your relevant experience, and including a statement on how you see your role in expanding the series beyond its current post-1800 chronological focus. Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Friday 12th July 2019
For queries about the role, please contact our current book series editors, Keir Waddington and David Cantor, through Keir Waddington, WaddingtonK@cardiff.ac.uk