Call for Applicants: Eighteenth-Century Studies Book Review Editor

The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies seeks nominations and applications for a three-year (renewable) appointment as Book Review Editor for Eighteenth-Century Studies, beginning July 1, 2022. The Book Review Editor receives and requests books from U.S. and foreign publishers, decides which books will be reviewed, solicits reviews from appropriate scholars, enforces word limits and deadlines, edits reviews, organizes and solicits review essays, and works closely with the ECS editorial staff. The successful candidate will be expected to oversee the publication of at least 12–15 reviews in each quarterly issue. Since ECS reviews books of importance in a variety of disciplines and of interest to ASECS members in general, the Book Review Editor must have wide familiarity with the field of eighteenth-century studies, extensive professional contacts, and demonstrated organizational skills. The search committee, chaired by ECS editor Ramesh Mallipeddi, also welcomes applications from teams of two people from the same institution or location. Teams of two or more people should designate one of their number as a chief editor. 


The Society currently provides $5,000 annually to help defray the cost of postage and related operating expenses. ASECS also offers travel support for the Book Review Editor to attend the Executive Board meeting that takes place during the ASECS Annual Meeting. Finally, ASECS expects to offer the successful candidate a modest annual stipend.

To apply, submit a CV and a letter of interest that outlines the applicant’s qualifications for the position and their vision for the review section. Teams of two should submit a single application. Please send application materials to by February 25, 2022.