Call for Associate Editor Applications for Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, & the Arts (PACA)

Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts (PACA), the official publication of APA’s Division 10 (Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts), is seeking applicants to fill an Associate Editor vacancy.

PACA is devoted to promoting scholarship on the psychology of the production and appreciation of the arts and all aspects of aesthetic and creative endeavor. To that end, we publish manuscripts presenting original empirical research and papers that synthesize and evaluate research related to the psychology of aesthetics, creativity, and the arts.

Associate Editors are expected to handle approximately 30-40 manuscripts per year for PACA, in the process making decision recommendations to Editors Thalia R. Goldstein and Oshin VartanianAppointments for the Associate Editor role are for the duration of 2 years (in this case from 1 July 2021 through 30 June 2023). During their years of service, Associate Editors receive an annual stipend for their service, as well as a complimentary electronic subscription to PACA. The journal will also do its best to accommodate the demands on their time when possible.

Being an Associate Editor represents an important service to our field, not only in terms of ensuring the quality of the review process, but also in mentoring young professionals. Your nomination as an Associate Editor also recognizes your conscientiousness, skill, and expertise in the field. Given the amazing caliber of excellent researchers in our field, we look forward to receiving many high-quality applications for consideration for this opportunity.

Please note that the application deadline for this vacancy is 30 March 2021. The nomination for the vacancy will be made by 31 May 2021. International candidates and candidates for whom English is not the first language are especially encouraged to apply.

Please send application materials (i.e., a 2-page cover letter discussing your background, areas of expertise and goals for the journal as AE, and a CV) and have 2 letters of recommendation sent to Thalia R. Goldstein ( and Oshin Vartanian ( If you have any questions or need additional information regarding this opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact the editors directly.

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