Extended JHR editor deadline!

Dear ASHR members,

The Journal for the History of Rhetoric search committee has extended the deadline for applications through May 31st. The initial call for applications is copied below. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the search committee via email.

Call for Applications: Editor, Journal for the History of Rhetoric, 2024-2026/7 Term

The American Society for the History of Rhetoric’s editorial search committee (Jordan Loveridge, Dave Tell, Ekaterina Haskins) invites applications for the next editor of Journal for the History of Rhetoric (JHR). Published by Penn State University Press, JHR publishes quality scholarship on all aspects of rhetoric, in all historical periods, with reference to all intellectual, national, and cultural communities. The journal not only welcomes contributions from scholars who take diverse historical approaches to the study of rhetoric, it also seeks to broaden the realm of historical inquiry into rhetoric by publishing essays that investigate topics, texts, and controversies that have not typically been included in the canon of rhetorical history. JHR’s scholarly scope includes, but is not limited to, argumentation; public address; rhetorical criticism and discourse; the history of rhetorical instruction and pedagogy; historical perspectives on rhetorical theory; the history of rhetoric and social movements; and the relationship between rhetoric and other disciplines and cultural institutions. 

The editor will be appointed to a three-year, renewable term. The editor will be responsible for assembling and appointing a review board, supervising the manuscript review process, and preparing manuscripts for final production. The new editor will work closely with current editor Ned O’Gorman to navigate the transition as they become acquainted with JHR’s publication process. In addition to overseeing all editorial matters associated with JHR, the editor also serves as an officer and Steering Committee of the American Society for the History of Rhetoric (ASHR). 

While the committee welcomes applications from candidates at many career stages, we ask that all applicants hold tenure-line positions. 

Additionally, the committee believes that institutional support is essential for the editor-elect and a central component of the journal’s success. As such, we ask that applicants provide evidence of institutional support as part of their application materials. Typical support includes 1 course release/year and graduate assistance. In addition, ASHR will provide a one-time research and travel stipend of $3,000 to support the editor’s research agenda and engagement with the discipline upon appointment. 

Please forward applications and address any questions to ASHR President Jordan Loveridge (j.t.loveridge@msmary.edu). Applications should include an abridged curriculum vita and short cover letter that speaks to the applicant’s qualifications and editorial vision, as well as the potential for institutional support.  Deadline for applications: May 31, 2024. The search committee will recommend an editor-elect in May 2024.