Position Vacancies

2020-06-07

NFJA is seeking to expand our editorial team and has eight (8) positions to be filled by graduate students from the Department of Anthropology of the University of Florida for the Fall 2020 term.  Deadline to apply July 15th, 2020. 

Interested parties should submit their current CV to NFJA@anthro.ufl.edu along with a cover letter stating the position you wish to serve and your qualifications for said position. Selection process on how candidates are chosen are outlined in our Standard Operating Procedures. These can be found on our on our social website.   

Editorial members are required to serve a minimum of a one-year term or two (2) publication cycles. Each member is permitted to hold a single position on the editorial board for a maximum of three (3) years. Current members have the opportunity to apply for vacancies other than their current position but cannot hold two positions at once. Editorial meetings are held once per month; all editorial board members are required to attend (remote attendance is permitted, as necessary).   

MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AREA EDITOR  

The Medical Anthropology Area Editor is responsible for managing all medical anthropology submissions, including pre-screening submissions, finding and communicating with suitable peer-reviewers, and communicating with submitting authors. They are responsible for following all NFJA submission and review procedures and seeing the accepted submissions through to publication.

ARCHAEOLOGY AREA EDITOR  

The Archaeology Area Editor is responsible for managing all archaeology submissions, including pre-screening submissions, finding and communicating with suitable peer-reviewers, and communicating with submitting authors. They are responsible for following all NFJA submission and review procedures and seeing the accepted submissions through to publication.

MANAGING COPYEDITOR  

The Managing Copy Editor is responsible for all copy-editing procedures (proofreading, editing, remediating errors, etc.) related to written submissions. They are responsible for compliance with NFJA guidelines for formatting and consistency. The Managing Copy Editor is responsible for training and supervising any undergraduate Editorial Assistants assigned to assist with copyediting tasks.

VISUAL MEDIA EDITOR  

The Visual Media Editor is responsible for all video abstracts, posters, and visually based submissions (e.g. films/ethnographic videos). They are also responsible for communicating with submitters about complying with the NFJA guidelines for these types of submissions and seeing the accepted submissions through to publication.  Candidates must have experience with creative software applications.  

REVIEW EDITOR  

The Review Editor is responsible for all book review submissions including soliciting publishers for titles to undergo review. They are also responsible for handling dissertation abstracts and conference reviews and ensuring author compliance with NFJA submission procedures and formatting.

DIRECTOR OF FUNDS  

The Director of Funds is responsible for leading fundraising efforts to support NFJA initiatives, as well as for keeping a record of all incoming and outgoing funds for NFJA in coordination with the Anthropology Department. All funds retained by NFJA are held within the Friends of Anthropology account at the University of Florida Foundation (UFF). The Director of Funds must also stay apprised of all policy and procedure changes for using the UFF account.  

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR  

The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for managing all NFJA's social media accounts. They will also develop and create promotional and engaging content to share on these platforms in coordination/collaboration with the Editorial Board. Guidelines for social media posts can be found in the NFJA Manual. 

DIVERSITY AND ACCESSIBILITY EDITOR

The Diversity and Accessibility Editor is responsible for reviewing submissions received that are written in other languages. It is the editor’s responsibility to find suitable peer-reviewers for manuscripts submitted in other languages in coordination with the appropriate Area Editor. They are not actively responsible for directly translating the document but are responsible for communicating with the submitting author and ensuring compliance with NFJA guidelines for publication. It is also the editor’s responsibility to ensure accessibility of all NFJA materials so that they are in accordance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA).

About Us:  

NFJA supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its endeavors. The New Florida Journal of Anthropology is dedicated to the dissemination of scholarly knowledge supporting diverse research at all levels of academia and providing editorial experience to graduate within the Anthropology Department of the University of Florida. NFJA supports scholarly work from anthropology and related interdisciplinary fields by publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts, book reviews, posters, dissertation abstracts, and other academic media. NFJA is student organization, and all published work remains Gold Open Access, requiring no expense from authors or readers. The journal accepts work from all levels of scholarship (undergraduate, graduate, and established researchers). There are no geographic, temporal, or affiliate restrictions on submissions. NFJA promotes all subfields of anthropology equally. NFJA is a publication of the Department of Anthropology and the George A. Smather’s Libraries at the University of Florida.