We invite graduate students in the humanities to take part in Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture. Currently, we are seeking applicants for our Editorial Committee and the position of Co-Editor. Please see the following descriptions and attached document for more information.
The Editorial Committee is an interdisciplinary committee of graduate students from Queen's University. Members are responsible for reading the submissions to the journal, ranking them, and discussing their merits as a group, in order to decide which papers are of suitable quality to be published. The committee then recommends those papers deemed to be of highest quality to the Editorial Board. The time commitment to participate on the committee is reasonable and members are given several weeks in which to read the papers and then must commit to attending two meetings in the late spring where the papers are discussed and ranked. Past members of the committee gained valuable experience from their participation, learning about academic publishing, broadening their knowledge of visual and material culture, and connecting with a other graduate students in disciplines across the humanities at Queen's University. To apply, please send a CV and a letter of intent to email@example.com by January 1, 2010.
There are always two editors who work collaboratively to run Shift. The role of the Co-editors is to manage all correspondence and communication; to seek funding to run the journal; to manage the journal's budget; to ensure appropriate payments for services rendered to the journal; to receive all submissions and send out acceptances and rejections; to arrange the selection process for the issue each year; to ensure the maintenance of the website and communicate with the Web Administrator(s); to liaise with the Faculty Advisor; to send Call for Papers; to hire Copy Editor(s); and to publicize each journal launch. Three times a year, and if necessary upon request, the Co-editors will report to the Steering Committee on their activities and on the financial accounts of the journal. Any graduate student at Queen's University is eligible for this position, provided that she or he will be a graduate student for the duration of the two-year appointment (which ends November 2011), and is familiar with visual and material culture as a field of study. To apply, please send a CV, letter of intent, and provide the name of one reference to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 1, 2010.
If you have any questions, please contact the current Co-Editors Sarah Smith and Susan Cahill at email@example.com.