University of California Press (UC Press) is seeking individual and co-editor applications for the editorship of the Journal of Musicology. Applicant(s) appointed to this position will succeed current Co-Editors Andrew Hicks and Elaine Kelly when their editorial term ends in June 2023.

Journal of Musicology (JM) is a refereed, international quarterly journal devoted to exemplary scholarship across the spectrum of music studies. As a leading disciplinary forum founded in 1981 by Marian Green, JM reflects the breadth of musicology today and helps to shape the future trajectory of cross-disciplinary humanistic inquiry. Through its long-standing tradition of publishing the most exciting work by younger scholars alongside the contributions of senior scholars, JM continues to expand the perimeters of musicology in a spirit of openness, diversity, and academic excellence.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in musicology, or a related field, and a distinguished scholarly record. 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. 

Primary responsibilities of the Editor/Co-Editor include:

  • Solicitation of quality research and other scholarly work for the journal
  • Managing all aspects of the peer review and publication process
  • Making final decisions on manuscripts
  • Ensuring editorial workflows and processes run smoothly
  • Appointing and collaborating with Editorial Board members 
  • Meeting with UC Press staff regularly to discuss various aspects of journal publishing, journal promotion, and other journal projects

UC Press offers a modest stipend for editorial support for this position.

Applicants should send a letter of application including their vision and goals for the journal, a description of their qualifications for the position, a current CV, and a description of any potential institutional support to:

Krystal Farmer
Journal Relations Manager
University of California Press