EOI: Editor-in-Chief, Asian Studies Review

EOI: Editor-in-Chief, Asian Studies Review

The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) is seeking expressions of interest for the role of Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the Association’s flagship journal, Asian Studies Review (ASR), starting in 2024.


ASR is an interdisciplinary journal of contemporary and modern Asia. In recent years the standing of the journal in international rankings has reached all-time highs, and it is currently considered a leading outlet for Asia-focused research in the humanities and social sciences, broadly defined.

The EIC will be authorised to appoint members to the ASR Editorial Board, and will work closely with Board members, who include Deputy Editors, Regional and Thematic Editors, Review Editors, and Associate Editors.

EOIs are welcomed from anyone who is interested in taking on a leadership role in an academic journal. The role is not restricted to senior scholars, and by way of example the previous and current EICs were at Level C (Senior Lecturer) when they assumed the editorial duties of the journal.

The ASAA also encourages EOIs that are based on innovative collaborations between e.g., scholars with complementary expertise (say, Southeast Asia and North Asia), colleagues within the same department, or pairings of junior and senior scholars.

Application process

The appointment of the EIC will be conducted according to Section 26 of the ASAA Constitution. Applications will be considered by the ASAA Executive who will produce a shortlist if necessary, prior to a final decision about the appointment being made by the Council.

The Editor-in-Chief will be appointed for an initial three-year term with the option to renew for a further term.

To apply, please submit the following documents to David Hundt (the current EIC) by Thursday 25 May 2023, via email.

  • A covering letter setting out an expression of interest in the position and proposed vision for the journal.
  • A current CV.

Please direct any queries about the position to David via email or telephone (w: 03 9244 6761).

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