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Πέμπτη, 24 Απριλίου 2014

Dissertation Reviews is seeking a dynamic scholar in Ethnomusicology

Dissertation Reviews is seeking a dynamic scholar in Ethnomusicology to develop a new field within our innovative scholarly network
Dissertation Reviews ( is a web platform featuring reviews of recently defended PhD dissertations in the humanities and social sciences. We have grown by leaps and bounds since our founding five years ago: from only one field to more than 20, from 10 reviews per year to over 550, and from a handful of editors to a team of more than 30 talented early-career scholars across the globe.
As we look ahead to the 2014-15 season, we are seeking dynamic early-career scholars to help us develop a new field in Ethnomusicology (and related disciplines; please find below a complete list of eligible areas).
As a Field Editor, yo! u would collaborate closely with the editorial staff to develop a new branch of Dissertation Reviews. Specifically, you would:
- Work with editorial staff to learn about recently defended dissertations in your field;
- Liaise with dissertation authors and reviewers in your field;
- Draw upon and expand your knowledge of the field in order to pair dissertations with appropriate reviewers;
- Act as the public face of Dissertation Reviews within your field/discipline/area;
- Collaborate with your fellow Dissertation Reviews editors in other fields to help continually improve and enhance the overall project.
Eligible Candidates
All early-career faculty, post-doc, and advanced PhD students in Ethnomusicology (and related disciplines) are eligible to apply.
As the the ideal candidate, you are:
- Committe! d to the development of ever more dynamic, collegial, and innovative scholarly communities;
- Enthused by the idea of becoming more informed about current, cutting-edge research in your field;
- Responsible and reliable;
- A professional, consistent communicator;
- An active member of your field’s scholarly networks (i.e., conferences, listservs, etc.).
Eligible Areas
We are particularly eager to develop new fields in the following areas: African Studies, African-American Studies, Archaeology (non-Asia), Art History (non-Asia), Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Economics, Environmental Studies, Ethnomusicology, European History (region/country-specific), French and Italian Studies, German Studies, Jewish Studies, Literature (non-East Asia), Media Studies, Native American Studies, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies (non-Islamic), Slavic Languages and Literatures, Sociology.
As part of the application process (details below), we ask that you indicate the particular area or field within your discipline you would like to help develop and edit. There is no restriction whatsoever on focus, only on scope: we ask that the proposed rubric be “medium-sized” – i.e., not too large, not too small. Recent successful applications have included Economic History, Museum Studies, South Asian Studies, Islamic Studies, Russian History, Latin American Studies, and Science Studies, among others. And there’s no need to have the rubric perfected from the start: we will collaborate with you to help determine the ideal thematic, theoretical, temporal and spatial contours of the new branch.
Application Items
Please email us at with following items:
! - Brief Statement addressing:
- the field/area/discpline you are applying to help develop and edit;
- how and why the scholars and scholarship in this field would, in your opinion, benefit from and contribute to the Dissertation Reviews community;
- how your own background and credentials speak to the eligibility items listed above.
- CV (2 pp. or less).
To make the process of developing and managing the new branch as smooth and efficient as possible, Field Editors receive robust support from the editorial staff. Please note that all editorial positions at Dissertation Reviews are unpaid.

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