Journal of Refugee Studies – Recruiting new Associate Editor for Field Reflections section

The Journal of Refugee Studies (JRS) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal featuring original, high-quality research related to diverse aspects of forced migration. The journal is recruiting a new Associate Editor who will work with the JRS Co-Editors on the journal’s Field Reflections section.

The JRS Field Reflections section aims to provide a space for critical reflection, analysis, and dialogue, particularly with authors who can share insights that are often missing in academic forums. Field Reflections are typically short pieces (2000-4000 words) grounded in experience. This section aims to expand opportunities for engagement with diverse perspectives from practitioners, teachers, refugees and forced migrants, amongst others. Field Reflections may, for example, analyze challenges facing policymakers, practitioners and forced migrants; reflect on personal experiences; consider important trends with implications for refugees and other forced migrants; contemplate new approaches to fieldwork; or share pedagogical innovations. The “field” is understood very broadly to include a wide range of sites of work and lived experience, including camps, host communities, and return communities, but also classrooms, businesses, policymaking venues, and on-line spaces, etc.

More information on the JRS Field Reflections section is available here. Please see the job description below for more information on the post.

Interested candidates are welcome to submit their CV and a short letter explaining their interest in the post to by 31 January 2024. We encourage applications from candidates who hold a PhD or are near completion, and who have experience with displacement issues in a professional and/or personal context (e.g. as a practitioner, policymaker, displaced community member, etc). We particularly welcome applications from groups traditionally under-represented in academic publishing, including but not limited to women, Black and minority ethnic candidates, those with disabilities, and individuals with personal experience of displacement. Application letters should highlight any previous editorial or reviewing experience, interest, and involvement in interdisciplinary research related to
refugees and forced migration.

Any questions on these posts may be directed to or Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We expect to conclude the recruitment process in Winter 2024.