The Society for American Archaeology seeks a general editor to develop SAA monographs, a new monograph series produced by the Society. The editor will coordinate acquisition, the review and acceptance of manuscripts, oversee the publication process, and help set the direction for the new series. Detailed editing will be done by those responsible for individual titles; copy editing and production will be done from the Society's Washington office.
SAA has published monographs in the past and the first of the new series will reprint one of those classics. Thus, Newall and Krieger's report on the George C. Davis site is already in press with a new introduction by Dee Ann Story; it is planned to appear by the 2000 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. While it is anticipated that other classics also will be reprinted in the new series, the SAA monograph program will include new monographs, both authored and edited.
This is an unusual opportunity. In an era when the monograph is rapidly changing in purpose and form, this editor can have decisive input in the monograph's future in American archaeology. One of the editor's tasks will be to choose, with others, what formats, paper or electronic, the SAA monographs take in the longer term. The scale of the program also remains undecided: A possibility is about two titles per year.
The editor would assume the position at the Philadelphia Annual Meeting, April 2000, and hold it for a term of three years. Like all Society editorships, the position is unpaid; it is hoped the editor's employer or institution will be able to carry the modest expenses arising. With so much primary research being done in a CRM context, the SAA monograph editor might come from that sector.
The chair of the Society's Publications Committee, Christopher Chippindale, is available for informal discussion [in England: + (44) 1223-333512 work; (44) 1223-513743 home; email: email@example.com]. Send applications in the form of a brief vita and a statement as to how you would approach the position to him at 85 Hills Rd., Cambridge CB2 1PG, England, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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