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Call for Applications: Editor, Musicology Australia

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    Frederic Kiernan
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    Dear MSA Forum members,

    In December 2020, James Wierzbicki will complete his term as Editor of the biannually published, peer-review journal of the Musicological Society of Australia (MSA), Musicology Australia. The MSA is seeking applications for a new Editor to be appointed for a three-year term with a possible extension of a further three years. For more information about the journal’s profile and scope please see here.

    The Editor should continue the MSA tradition of promoting high-quality research that embraces and promotes music research in the broadest terms, including performance-based, analytical, historical, cultural, social, behavioural and scientific music research. The Editor is responsible for the structure, content and quality of Musicology Australia. The contents may include refereed and invited articles, and reviews that the Editor considers to be of an appropriate scholarly standard and of interest to MSA members and to the music community at large. For refereed articles, the Editor is responsible for selecting expert readers and following standard international procedures for refereeing. The Editor makes final decisions about publication, in consultation with the Editorial Advisory Board. The Editor and MSA President determine the membership of the Editorial Advisory Board. The Editor is expected to work closely with an Assistant Editor and a Reviews Editor.

    The Editor will receive an annual honorarium of $1000. This arrangement will be subject to review after three years.

    Selection criteria

    The MSA seeks a diverse pool of applicants and encourages applications from its members. Applicants should have: 1) a demonstrated breadth of knowledge concerning subfields of musicology; and, 2) editorial and administrative experience that demonstrates appropriate levels of management, organisational and communication skills.

    How to apply

    Applications should include:

    –    A CV which includes an outline of your current employment and a summary of your relevant academic qualifications, experience and achievements (including publications and grants);

    –    A cover letter (maximum one page) explaining your suitability for the role, addressing the selection criteria, and explaining your vision for journal over the 3-year term.

    The Editor will be appointed by the National Committee of the MSA. Please send your application and/or any queries you may have about the role by email to the MSA Secretary, Frederic Kiernan (at sec@msa.org.au) by 5pm (AEST) Friday 25 September.

    All best,

    Fred Kiernan

    Secretary, MSA.

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