13 November 2015

The Design History Society wishes to invite individuals who can make a distinctive and dynamic contribution to the development of design history to apply to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Design History. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing Archives, Collections and Curatorship (AC&C) section of the Journal working in partnership with the Managing Editor and Chair of the Editorial Board. The Journal, which is published by Oxford University Press in partnership with the Society, is the pre-eminent journal in its field and works to extend the international and interdisciplinary significance of the subject.

The Board is responsible, through its Chair, to the Society for the operation of the
Journal within terms of reference which are regularly reviewed. In addition to refereeing
a cross section of papers submitted through the Journal’s web-based manuscript
management system, each member of the Board plays a leading role with certain submissions, considering referee reports to produce recommendations for the Board, and
liaising with the authors about revisions. In addition, each editor develops particular
responsibilitiesforspecial features,special issues or other aspects of the Journal’s work.
Editorial Board members should expect to devote at least two days per month to the
Journal, including meetings which take place twice a year, once in London and once at
the DHS Annual Conference.Appointment to the Board is for a five year term of office.

Those appointed will enjoy a gratis membership of the Society and may be based anywhere in the world provided they have regular internet access. Relevant expenses are reimbursed, but there is no remuneration.

In making itsselection, the Committee will consider the extent to which each candidate
meets the person specification, as well as the balance of subject expertise and skillsof
the Board as a whole. Appointments may be deferred to take balance of expertise on
the Board into account. At the present time applications are sought across the full thematic,
geographical and period range of design history, and are also welcome from
those in closely related disciplines. Previous applicants are very welcome to re-apply as
the expertise most needed by the journal isregularly reviewed.
Applications should be by letter outlining the candidate’s suitability and a curriculum
vitae, including a list of relevant publications. The Chair of the Editorial Board, Cheryl
Buckley (cheryl.buckley@brighton.ac.uk) will be happy to discuss the duties and
responsibilities of Board members informally with potential applicants.

The deadline for applications is 30 January 2016. Please email your applications to
Michaela Young (designhistorysociety@gmail.com

Editorial Board Member: Job Description

A member of the Editorial Board (an Editor) has the following responsibilities and duties:

• attending meetings of the Board twice a year, once in London and once at the DHS
Annual Conference, and such virtual meetings as may be arranged at other times.
• when assigned responsibility for a submission, arranging the reviewing process,
evaluating the results, making a written recommendation to the Board, and undertaking
editorial work as necessary
• providing reviews, when invited, of papers submitted for consideration
• bringing to the attention of the Board potential contributors, and acting as a source
of advice to authors
• when assigned editor of a paper which has been conditionally accepted, liaising
with the author(s) to oversee revisions and preparation for publication
• undertaking such specialresponsibilities orinitiatives asmay be agreed by the Board,
e.g. for reviews or other sections, special issues, or thematic development in an interdisciplinary
and international context.
• liaising with the Chair, Managing Editor and Reviews Editor to ensure the efficient
conduct of the business of the Editorial Board Reasonable expenses for approved
travel to meetings and other occasions where the editor is conducting the work of
the Journal will be reimbursed but there is no stipend or honorarium paid to editors
This position will require a commitment of at least 2 days per month. The normal term
of office will be five years from September 2012, which may be extended for up to a
further two years by agreement to achieve optimal continuity and balance of expertise
in the Board.

Editorial Board Member: Person Specification

The successful applicant will:

• have a proven record of research and scholarship relevant to the field of design
history and related professions, e.g. design and design education, curatorship and
• have experience of editorial revision for publication, including being able to communicate
effectively and tactfully with contributors about desirable revisions
• be willing and able to participate in a collaborative editorial process, including the
nomination ofreviewers and the drafting ofrecommendations based on peerreview
• be, or be willing, to become a member of the Design History Society
• be able to propose and undertake significant initiatives to which impact on the subject
through extending the authorship and readership of the Journal
• have regular access to a networked computer, as the editorial process is managed
in a web-based system
• possess high organisational and communication skills and be well networked in the

Editorial Board members may reside anywhere in the world from where travel to London and DHS conference venues is practicable. While employment in an institution of Higher Education or a museum may be relevant, this is not a requirement. A good reading knowledge of languages other than English would be an advantage.

If you are interested, please e-mail your application (letter of intent and c.v.) to Chair of the Editorial Board and DHS Administrator by 30 January 2016 cheryl.buckley@brighton.ac.uk and designhistorysociety@gmail.com. Previous applicants are very welcome to re-apply as the expertise most needed by the Journal is regularly reviewed.


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