University of California Press is seeking a new editor for its journal, Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. This quarterly, peer-reviewed publication has been serving the field of qualitative research and communication studies since 2012. This position will succeed Devika Chawla when her term completes in December 2021.

Departures in Critical Qualitative Research publishes innovative, experimental, aesthetic, and provocative works on the theories, practices, and possibilities of critical qualitative research.

The Editor will be responsible for soliciting, reviewing, and making final decisions on submissions to the journal and will manage all aspects of the publication and review process working with an editorial board and UC Press staff as appropriate. UC Press offers a modest stipend for editorial support for this position.

Applicants should have a distinguished scholarly record in the field of critical qualitative research and methods, critical theory, cultural studies, or related field(s). Previous journal editorial experience is preferred, but not required. Applicants should possess strong organizational and management skills, the ability to work with others, and a commitment to publishing high quality, relevant, and engaging scholarship.

Applicants should send a letter of application detailing their vision and strategy for Departures in Critical Qualitative Research including mission, aims and scope, strategies for developing and acquiring content, and Editorial Board structure, along with a description of their qualifications for holding the position, a current CV, and a description of any potential institutional support to:

Krystal Farmer
Journal Relations Manager

Applicants are encouraged to submit applications by March 19, 2021, although applications will be considered on an ongoing basis.