The Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies (CJBS) is currently looking for a candidate to fill the book review editor position. The CJBS is an online peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes annually and which is dedicated to the promotion of Canadian Buddhist scholarship. Ideally, the book review editor will serve on the journal for a minimumof two years ideally beginning in February or March of 2023. The role is a volunteer position.
The main tasks of the book review editor will include the following duties:
-To communicate with potential book reviewers and to request review copies from publishers
-To update the book review list and pertinent info on thecjbs.org website (this includes the selection of titles that fit the journal’s needs)
-To review and copy edit book review submissions which are published in the summer of each year (there are typically 5-7 submissions)
-To coordinate publication details with the editor and journal manager
-To attend virtual meetings and provide updates for the editorial board once or twice a year
[Note: Although the tasks listed above take place year round, the bulk of the copy-editing and peer review work will take place from April to July of each year.]
The qualifications of the book review editor’s position should include the following:
-A passion and enthusiasm for promoting scholarship in Canadian Buddhist studies
-A minimum of a Masters of Arts degree in Religious Studies or similar discipline with a focus on Buddhist Studies (an example of a similar discipline might be Anthropology of Religion); PhD students in the same field or those with a PhD in Religious Studies will be an asset. Preference will be given to Canadian scholars (though applicants with an affiliation to a Canadian University are welcome to apply; ie. a graduate from a Canadian university).
-Candidate must have strong copy editing skills (a sample writing piece will be sent to the applicant to edit as part of the selection process)
-Publication experience (either those who have published or who have served on an academic journal) will be an asset
-Proficiency in a classical Buddhist language (ie. Chinese, Pali, Sanskrit or Tibetan) will be an asset
Interested applicants should send a copy of their CV and brief cover letter to the current book review editor, Dr. Jacqueline Ho (Mount Royal University) firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 8, 2023. Please include “CJBS Book Review Applicant” in the title of the email.
Please visit the CJBS’ website and book review page to preview previous publications.