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The Society for Psychological Anthropology
United States
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Oct 5, 2022

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The Society for Psychological Anthropology seeks nominations, including self-nominations, for the Editor for its flagship journal, Ethos. A quarterly journal, the mission of Ethos is to publish scholarship concerning the interrelationships between the individual and the sociocultural milieu, particularly work that promotes an ongoing interdisciplinary conversation between the social-cultural and the psychological disciplines. Impact factor and fiscal standing are both good. The Ethos editorial team presently includes an associate editor and editorial assistants, but the composition of the new editorial team will be at the discretion of the new Editor. .Applications from an editorial team of two or three individuals are also welcome.  Financial support is provided to cover costs associated with an editorial office, including stipends for editorial assistants, office expenses, and some travel support. 


  •  The Editor or Editorial team has overall responsibility for directing the journal and its ongoing operations including:
  • ensuring that submissions accepted for review fit the journal’s mission; ensuring submissions are appropriately reviewed in a timely manner, and that the content accepted for publication is of high quality;
  • coordinating with the journal’s publisher and its editorial staff to ensure the quality and timeliness of the printed and online publication of the journal;
  • appointing, with the approval of the SPA Board of Directors, any other managing or associate editors, book review editors, and editorial assistants; 
  • convening and chairing all meetings of the editorial team; 
  • appointing and consulting with the journal’s Editorial Board; 
  • managing the journal’s editorial office budget; reporting annually to the SPA Board of Directors and the publications office of the American Anthropological Association;
  • and overseeing the development and updating of content on the journal’s Anthrosource web site and social media communications channels. 

The Editor is a full voting member of the SPA Board of Directors and is expected to attend the Board’s annual meeting at the AAA’s Annual Meetings. The Editor or Editorial team also has the opportunity to develop special issues, thematic sections, or other special publication features to promote psychological anthropology. Time commitment of the Editor averages around 10 hours per week.


The position will begin August 1, 2023 with a prior transition period beginning in late Spring. To self-nominate, please send a CV and a brief cover letter describing your relevant past experience and explaining your interest in and vision for editing Ethos. To nominate another person, please send the nominee’s CV and a brief letter explaining why you regard the nominee as well-qualified, including information about relevant experience if available. Please submit materials not later than October 1, 2022. Preliminary screening of nominees by the search committee will be conducted by November 1, 2022, and a short-list of nominees will be asked to prepare more detailed statements about their vision for the journal soon thereafter. The search committee plans to meet finalists online in November 2022 and aims to make its recommendations to the SPA Board in December 2022. Applications from an editorial team of two or three individuals are also welcome, with a cover letter that describes how the team will share responsibilities and editorial roles and/or titles. 


 Please email your application materials to Edward Lowe, Chair of Ethos Search Committee,






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