Job Posting

Position: Editor

Location: Open to faculty of Mount Saint Vincent University

Compensation: 0.5 units of course relief annually

Duration: 3-year term

Since 1975, Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture and Social Justice has published scholarly work in intersectional gender studies. The journal is gold-standard open access and is published online on the Open Journal System platform through Mount Saint Vincent University. Atlantis publishes two issues per calendar year.

We are currently seeking applicants for the role of Editor. This person will work with the Editorial Board and Atlantis staff to oversee the content and production of journal issues. The Editor position is a three-year term.

The successful applicant for Editor will be recognized as a leader in the field of Women and Gender Studies. They will hold a PhD in a relevant field, maintain an active scholarly publishing record, and demonstrate experience in academic editorial and publishing processes.

Atlantis acknowledges the historical and ongoing inequity at all stages of academic publishing. We are committed to addressing this issue through our editorial practices and the scholarship published in the journal.

We invite applications from all scholars in Women and Gender Studies and related fields. In particular, we welcome applications from scholars working in Critical Race Studies, Critical Indigenous Studies, Critical Disability Studies or, more generally, from scholars whose research focuses on dismantling hierarchies and exclusions based on racism, sexism, colonialism and/or ableism.

The Editor is responsible for the overall quality of the intellectual content of the journal. As such, the Editor is expected to:

1) Chair at least three meetings of the Editorial Board per calendar year. Work with Administrative Assistants to draft agendas for these meetings.
2) Collaborate with the Editorial Board to periodically review the journal’s mandate, policies, and terms of reference and ensure these are transparent and clearly communicated where appropriate.
3) Collaborate with the Editorial Board to develop themes and calls for papers for journal issues; solicit editors for issues; assist in finding reviewers for papers as required; address substantive differences of opinion that may arise during the review process.
4) Collaborate with the Editorial Board to recruit new Board members.
5) Collaborate with the Managing Editor on the production of the journal, including publishing processes and schedules.
6) Collaborate with Issue/Section editors to ensure all accepted articles are consistent with Atlantis’ mandate and publishing standards. Establish and maintain processes for resolving conflicts of interest and substantive differences of opinion.
7) Collaborate with MSVU administration on maintaining funding for the journal, including writing grants and assisting with other fundraising initiatives.
8) Collaborate with MSVU Libraries on the management of the OJS platform, as well as partnerships with Erudit and other platforms.
9) Assist with promotion of the journal, including maintaining links with organizations such as WGSRF.
10) Actively work to maintain diversity among journal Board members, Issue/Section Editors, and peer reviewers, and authors.

More information about Atlantis is on our website: 

Applications, including a cover letter and CV, can be sent to Derek Fisher (, University Liaison for Atlantis and Associate Vice President (Research) at Mount Saint Vincent University.