Ancient TL
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Career Opportunities

Post-doc in Luminescence Dating of Earthworks

We are hiring for a postdoc position at Wageningen University focused on luminescence dating of Dutch archaeological sites. Please see the full posting here. The deadline to apply is December 4.

Editor Position for Ancient TL

The LED Steering Committee is currently seeking a dedicated Editor. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success and growth of the publication.

About Ancient TL

Ancient TL ( is a journal devoted to luminescence dating, electron spin resonance (ESR) dating, and related techniques. It aims to publish papers detailing experimental and theoretical results in this field, with a minimum of delay between submission and publication. Ancient TL has a review system in which a direct dialogue is encouraged between reviewers and authors. Ancient TL also publishes a current bibliography, thesis abstracts, letters, and miscellaneous information (e.g., announcements for meetings). The scope, role and function of Ancient TL are among the topics that will be discussed by the LED steering committee. The new editor will have the opportunity to bring in ideas and shape the future of the journal.

Position Overview

The position is on an unpaid, volunteer basis. Currently Ancient TL publishes two issues per year, with 2-3 articles per issue. Key responsibilities include:

  1. Manuscript Review: Evaluate and arrange reviewing of submitted manuscripts for quality, relevance, and adherence to guidelines.
  2. Editorial Decision Making: Make informed decisions on the acceptance, revision, or rejection of submitted articles.
  3. Communication: Collaborate with authors and reviewers to ensure a smooth and efficient review process.
  4. Collaboration: Major changes to the journal should be made in consultation with the LED Steering Committee.
  5. Typesetting: Typeset articles in LaTeX and communicate with authors about correcting the proofs.
  6. Editorial Strategy: Contribute to the development and implementation of editorial policies and strategies to enhance the journal's impact and reach.
  7. Quality Assurance: Ensure that published content meets the journal's standards and conforms to ethical guidelines.
  8. Editorial Board: Lead the Editorial Board.
  9. Webpage: Maintain the webpage and web presence of the journal. This includes creating new pages for new journal issues, job ads, etc.
  10. Administrative: Ensure that the Journal is registered with required authorities; seek opportunities for indexing or registration.
  11. LED Steering Committee: The Editor of Ancient TL is also an ex-officio member of the LED Steering Committee.
  12. Duration: It is hoped that the Editor will occupy the position for a minimum of three years.


How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit queries and the following materials to Regina DeWitt:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV) highlighting relevant experience and qualifications.
  2. A cover letter outlining your interest in the position and your vision for the journal's editorial direction.
  3. Contact information for two professional references.

Selection Process

The applications will be reviewed and the future editor will be selected by the Steering Committee.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2024