Editorial Search

The Review of Black Political Economy invites applications for the position of Editor.  The term of office is three years, with a possible extension for an additional two years.  The term would begin either January 1, 2021 or July 1, 2021.

The Review of Black Political Economy(RBPE), peer-reviewed and published quarterly, is the leading outlet for research that examines issues related to the economic status of African-Americans and the African diaspora throughout the world. RBPE promotes scholarship on economic inequality and provides a viable forum where scholars can express their views on matters of public policy relevant to the economic well-being of marginalized populations.The RBPEidentifies and analyzes policy prescriptions designed to reduce racial, ethnic and gender economic inequality. The journal, a publication of the National Economic Association, seeks to connect both scholars and policy influentials with insightful, methodologically robust applied research and thoughtful policy focused analysis.  The new editor will lead the journal by selecting and soliciting articles that are consistent with these foci. 

The desired qualifications for the Editor include:

  • The ability to articulate and operationalize a vision for the journal that will highlight the research and policy foci outlined above
  • The ability to inspire creativity and enthusiasm in an editorial team, editorial board and authors
  • Familiarity with and an understanding of the Review’s mission and audience and a plan to increase the reach of the journal
  • Superb organizational and project management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines and work as part of a team as a team leader
  • A level of computer literacy sufficient to manage a web-based manuscript submission and tracking system
  • Evidence of institutional support and commitment from the applicant’s institution to support the applicant via release time and administrative support.
  • A strong record of scholarly contributions to economic or cross-disciplinary research the utilizes similar techniques as reflected in publication in scholarly journals, institutional research publications or presentations at professional conferences
  • Job experience equivalent to tenured associate professor or project management in a non-academic institution.

Applications should include four items:

  1. A letter of application that addresses how the applicant meets each of the selection criteria
  2. A current curriculum vita
  3. A one-page vision statement for the journal

Applicants who advance to the second stage of the selection process will be asked to provide a letter of commitment from their employing institution with an indication of the kinds and level of support that will be provided such as release time and administrative staff, to be finalized upon offer of the Editorship.

Please submit your applications to editorrbpe@gmail.com .