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The AAR Publications Committee seeks a book editor for the Academy Series, which is sponsored by the American Academy of Religion and published in cooperation with Oxford University Press.

The Academy Series is unique among the book series. Several features distinguish the series, among them the fact that it is the only series devoted to publishing books that originate as dissertations. The AAR takes seriously its role in promoting the development of emerging talent and has set aside the Academy Series to feature the best and most original work emerging from graduate programs in religion. Since the only criteria for consideration is that a work excels in scholarship that originates as a recently defended dissertation, the range of topics eligible for Academy Series recognition is very broad and inclusive of the diversity and vitality of religious studies.

AAR Series Editors help set editorial policy, acquire manuscripts, and work with Oxford University Press in seeing manuscripts through to publication. Editors sit on the AAR Publications Committee for the duration of their term. This is a volunteer position. All applicants must be members of the American Academy of Religion.

Further information on books published in this Series can be found here. Information on the entire Oxford/AAR book series can be found here. Further information on the Publications Committee can be found here.

If you are interested in this position, please e-mail inquiries, nominations (self-nominations are encouraged), and applications (a letter describing interests and qualifications, plus a current curriculum vita) by Word or PDF attachment to Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, Publications Committee Chair, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The application deadline is April 15, 2011.

The required finalist interviews for this position will take place at the Publications Committee meeting at the 2011 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. The new Editor will assume office on January 1, 2012, for a five-year (renewable once) term, and is expected to attend the two meetings of the Publications Committee: at the Annual Meeting and in the Spring (either at the Oxford University Press offices in New York City or in Atlanta, GA).

What follows on the next pages are some Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to the Editor position and other vital information pertaining to the Academy Series.


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