AAR Call for Book Series Editor – June 1, 2016

AAR Call for Book Series Editor – June 1, 2016


The AAR Publications Committee is seeking two book series editors. See they’re call below:

The AAR Publications Committee seeks two book editors: one for the Academy Series and one for the Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion Series. Both series are sponsored by the American Academy of Religion and published in cooperation with Oxford University Press. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2016.

The Academy Series is unique among the AAR 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. Books published in the series may be found here.

The Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion Series is broadly concerned with theories of religion, the history and nature of religious studies, religious thought, theological investigation, and the philosophy of religion. Approaches to the study of religion or religious studies that tend to defy traditional disciplinary boundaries are welcome, as are more traditional studies of major thinkers and intellectual movements. The common thread to texts in this series is that they all engage in a critical reflection on either a religious way of thinking or a way of thinking about religion. Books published in the series may be found here.

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 five-year (renewable once) term. These are volunteer positions. All applicants must be members of the American Academy of Religion.

For inquiries about both calls, please contact Ted Vial, Publications Committee Chair, at tvial@iliff.edu.

To apply, please complete this form, which will include uploading a letter of interest and a current curriculum vitae.

The application deadline is June 1, 2016.