Kaleidoscope – Call for Editors

final Editorial Board Specifications

Call for Editors

With the recent publication of issue 6.2, Kaleidoscope is rapidly becoming a prominent medium in which to capture the work of early-career researchers at Durham, in the UK and internationally.  Each year the journal’s issues take the annual IAS theme as their focus, and have presented direct and elliptical engagements with topics such as the legacies of Darwin, Modelling, Being Human, Water, Futures, Time, Light and Emergence. As one of the few journals to accept submissions from all disciplines, Kaleidoscope fosters interdisciplinary work and allows new researchers to publish their research or write about developments in their field in a variety of formats, from long articles and review essays to short book reviews. Having successfully edited the latest issue of the journal, some members of the current board intend to hand over to new editors at the end of this academic year. With the current editors initially providing guidance in the background, the new editorial team is expected to publish the next issue in early 2016.   There will be vacancies for the positions Arts and Humanities Editor, Sciences Editor, Book Reviews Editor and Editor in Chief.  All research postgraduates at Durham University who are under supervised study during the year 2015-2016 are warmly invited to apply to fill these roles.

As well as boosting your career profile, working on the editorial board of Kaleidoscope gives you a valuable insight into the process of publishing, and offers the opportunity to build your skills in proof reading and copy-editing. You will also be working alongside a diverse range of people, from your co-editors to postgraduates and early-career researchers at other institutions or in other disciplines. If you are interested in applying for these positions, please examine the person specifications and job roles attached to this email, and familiarise yourself with the work of Kaleidoscope at its website (http://community.dur.ac.uk/editor.kaleidoscope/index.php/kaleidoscope/index/). To apply formally, please send a current curriculum vitae and a short (200/300 word) explanation of how you would contribute to the development of Kaleidoscope to the Secretary of the Institute of Advanced Study, Pauline Edmondson (mailto:pauline.edmondson@durham.ac.uk) by 05 June 2015.

In addition, the current editorial board are hosting an informal drinks reception and drop in session at Ustinov College (Fisher House) on 19 May at 6.00pm, to answer any questions or queries potential applicants may have. Candidates will be selected for a particular position by the current editorial board, in conjunction with a member of the Academic Advisory Board.   It should be stressed that editing Kaleidoscope is very much a team effort, and no one post should be considered as more important than another.  Applications will be judged against the criteria in the job descriptions and selection will be based on the position to which your skills are best suited, as judged by the evidence of your written application.   You are welcome to apply for more than one position; please indicate your preferences in your application.  If you are unsuccessful in your application for an editorial position, you may still be invited to join our database of peer reviewers, proof readers and book reviewers.

We look forward to receiving your applications.

Best Wishes,

The Kaleidoscope Editorial Team