Religious Studies: Call for New Editor
December 1, 2009 — 16:11

Author: Matthew Mullins  Category: News  Comments: Off

Cambridge University Press is inviting applications for the position of Editor of Religious Studies: An international journal for the philosophy of religion.
Religious Studies, published by Cambridge University Press, was launched in 1966. Since then, it has established itself as a leading international journal devoted to the problems of philosophy of religion as they arise out of classical and contemporary discussions and from varied religious traditions.
Professor Peter Byrne, who has been editing the journal for almost 20 years, will be retiring at the end of 2010. In order to ensure a smooth transition, we are now inviting applications from those interested in taking on the editorship of the journal from 1st January 2011, for an initial term of five years. The new Editor(s) will ‘shadow’ Peter from September 2010.
We are open to applications from individuals or editorial partnerships (based in the UK, North America or elsewhere).
Interested applicants are invited to send a brief CV and covering letter to the Chair of the Search Committee and to Cambridge University Press at the email addresses below. Covering letters should outline how the applicant(s) would approach the editorship, including:

  • thoughts on the future content and strategic direction of Religious Studies, development of the journal’s international profile and aims and scope
  • the day to day running of the journal editorial office
  • any institutional support available, including financial support and time allowed for journal work
  • details of any prior journals experience

The total document should comprise no more than five pages.
Applications (by email) are welcome at any time up until 31st March 2010.
Any potential applicants who wish to discuss the role informally with the present editor should contact Professor Peter Byrne (
Financial support in the form of an annual editorial stipend will be available from Cambridge University Press. Enquiries about this, or any other contractual issues, should be made to Sally Hoffmann (
Contact details
Chair of the Search Committee: Professor Richard Swinburne
Cambridge University Press: Sally Hoffmann