We are seeking 2 people to journal our editorial team
Buildings & Cities journal is looking for 2 new Associate Editors to join our outstanding editorial team and to support the journal’s mission. One role would specifically handle its communications through social media and the other role would oversee its “Commentaries” and “Research Pathways” initiatives. The commitment for each would be 3 hours per week. The Associate Editors will work in close cooperation with other B&C Editors.
The Communications Editor post would entail (1) creating and developing a LinkedIn profile for the journal along with suitable content (Calls for Papers, Special Issues, Events, highlighting research papers’ content) and (2) creating content for our lively Twitter account based on our publications and activities: @BuildingsCities
The Commentaries Editor post will entail (1) developing, (2) identifying and commissioning suitable authors and then (3) editing their manuscripts to create a series of Commentaries and Research Pathways essays for our website.
• A strong
understanding of built environment research
• Research experience (PhD or equivalent)
• Academic writing and publication experience
• Ability to synthesize information succinctly and clearly
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent teamworking abilities and willingness to contribute to collaborative decision-making processes
• Web authoring skills (desirable)
• Editing experience (desirable)
Please submit (1) a CV, (2) a cover letter highlighting which role(s) you are applying for together with your relevant experience and skills, (3) two relevant samples of your writing aimed at engagement with different audiences and (4) two references to:
Closing date: 15 March 2022.
Shortlisted applicants will be asked to make a short 5-minute presentation about their strategy and skills for the journal and the post(s) they are applying for.
Buildings & Cities is an independent and not-for-profit journal. It has rapidly established itself as a cutting edge home for quality research on the built environment. In addition to being a peer-review journal, we provide an intellectual space for engagement between researchers, practitioners and policy makers. Our actions are underpinned by our values and commitments found in our Key Principles. The scope of the journal is defined in our Aims & Scope.
Buildings & Cities is a highly dynamic, transdisciplinary built environment journal. It actively promotes excellence in research, two-way dialogue with the end users of this research and actively works to support early career researchers. The journal publishes peer reviewed scholarship (https://journal-buildingscities.org/ ) as well as news, commentaries, feedback on special issues and book reviews (https://www.buildingsandcities.org/)
Our editorial team is united by a mission to deliver world-class peer-reviewed quality research and provide clear reliable and usable information to the ‘end users’ of research. We encourage research that responds to societal demands and capabilities.
We seek to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, disability, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.
These are two intellectually stimulating and demanding roles that are vital for quality publishing today. Each role will expand your international networks, your international profile and provide a broad overview of emerging issues and research. Working within a friendly, small, highly experienced, editorial team, this is an opportunity to expand your knowledge as well as writing and dissemination skills.
You will be involved in engagement with academics, practitioners and users in the built environment, including exposure to networks of scholars, our international editorial board and practitioner panel. You will promote the dissemination and discussion of research findings.
These part-time roles should be considered as a service to the research and wider built environment community and an opportunity to enhance and further develop a personal research career. The posts are not remunerative. It is anticipated that each role will require 3 hours a week on average. Applicants may receive support from their academic institution for their time commitment in this role as career development and/or community service.
In addition to the journal’s Aims & Scope, our actions are underpinned by our values and commitments:
Climate action at the neighbourhood scale: Comparing municipal future scenarios
Y Lu, C Girling, N Martino, J Kim, R Kellett & J Salter
Transformational climate actions by cities [editorial]
K R Slater & J B Robinson
Heat stress: adaptation measures in South African informal settlements
J M Hugo
The urban expansion of Berlin, 1862–1900: Hobrecht’s Plan
Common sources of occupant dissatisfaction with workspace environments in 600 office buildings
T Parkinson, S Schiavon, J Kim & G Betti
Collapse and Catastrophe: The Need to Protect Inhabitants
In light of the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, David Oswald and Trivess Moore (RMIT University) reflect on the rights that inhabitants have for buildings to be safe, healthy, comfortable and robust. However, serial and various failings in the construction supply side and its oversight by governments mean greater accountability is needed.
Blind Spots in Energy Policy
As a policy practitioner who leads a national organisation representing households and small businesses in shaping the future of Australia’s energy system, Lynne Gallagher (Energy Consumers Australia) responds to the Buildings & Cities special issue, Energy, Emerging Technologies and Gender in Homes. Insights from lived experience reveal blind spots in the design, provision and use of smart tech that adversely affect energy outcomes.