Call for Editor(s)


University of California Press is seeking a new editor for its journal, Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies. This quarterly, peer-reviewed publication has been serving the field of food studies since 2001. This position will succeed Melissa Caldwell when her term completes in December 2018.

Gastronomica is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, international journal publishing critical, translational studies on food. In the pages of Gastronomica, you will find examinations of historical trends and transformations in food and eating; analyses of the political, economic, and social dimensions of food production and consumption; research briefs on emerging issues in fields related to food research and innovation; and interviews with key figures in the world of food (scholars, activists, producers, and consumers). With cutting-edge research and explorations of the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of food studies.

The Editor will be responsible for soliciting, reviewing and making final decisions on submissions to the journal and will manage all aspects of the publication and review process working with an editorial board and UC Press staff as appropriate.

Applicants should have a distinguished scholarly record in the field of food studies, anthropology, sociology, or related fields. Previous journal editorial experience is preferred, but not required. Applicants should possess strong organizational and management skills, the ability to work with others and a commitment to publishing high quality, relevant, and engaging scholarship.

Applicants should develop and share their vision and strategy for Gastronomica including mission, aims and scope, strategies for developing and acquiring content, and Editorial Board structure.

University of California Press offers a modest stipend for editorial support for this position.

Applicants should send a letter of application including their vision for the future of the journal, description of qualifications for the position, a current CV, and a description of any potential institutional support to:

Rachel Lee
Journals Manager
University of California Press

Applicants are encouraged to submit applications by January 30th 2018, although applications will be considered on an ongoing basis.