Invitation to apply for the post of Deputy Editor of the European Journal of Archaeology (EJA)

The European Journal of Archaeology, the official journal of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) and published by Cambridge University Press, is seeking to appoint a Deputy Editor. The Deputy Editor would work closely with the Editor of EJA, Dr. Catherine Frieman.

The European Journal of Archaeology is a broad, well recognised and well cited archaeology journal and the Deputy Editor will have an academic profile appropriate to the role.

The Deputy Editor will be responsible for:

  • taking a proportion of papers through the EJA editorial peer review process to a final recommendation
  • editing final papers to improve the clarity of arguments and quality of English
  • checking and correcting proofs as required and returning them to the agreed Publisher’s schedule
  • soliciting high quality manuscripts for the Journal
  • acting as an ambassador for the EJA at conferences and other events
  • acting as Special Issue Editor on occasion
  • deputising for the Editor as necessary incl. direct engagement with the Publisher
  • assisting the Editor to keep within the agreed annual page budget for the Journal

The Deputy Editor is required to be able to work to deadlines, have excellent communication skills, have an ability to carry out editorial tasks based upon prior editorial experience and a breadth of interests, and to work remotely as part of a larger editorial team. S/he will have specialist expertise in one or more areas of European archaeology and heritage, preferably ones which extend and complement the Editor’s own expertise (later prehistory, lithic technology and material culture studies), such as Roman archaeology, Medieval archaeology, heritage studies, etc. The Deputy Editor will also be expected to work outside his/her own specialist fields of expertise.

The term of service is two years initially, renewable if desired, and would commence September 2019. To enable recruitment of an appropriate successor, the notice period is 12 months.

Please note, the Deputy Editor will receive an honorarium of €1000 per annum.

The Deputy Editor will be expected to be a member of the EAA, and will be required to attend the Editorial Board meeting which takes place at the start of each EAA Annual Meeting (late August – early September). Both the membership fee and the Annual Meeting registration fee are to be paid by the Deputy Editor him/herself, while full travel costs and one night’s accommodation will be covered by the EAA.

We are interested in hearing from those with experience in all areas of European archaeological research who have a vision for the development of the Journal over the next five years, as well as the organisational skills to manage the day to day editorial work.

If you would like to apply, please email the EAA Secretariat (, titling your message "Deputy Editor Selection", and including in the text a statement no longer than 1000 words outlining your relevant experience and why you would like to be a Deputy Editor for the European Journal of Archaeology.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is 30 January 2019. Selected candidates will then be interviewed by Skype.