Call for Applications – Journal of Research in Childhood Education Associate Editor

unnamed (1)The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) seeks an Associate Editor for the Journal of Research in Childhood Education (JRCE). ACEI seeks a highly respected education researcher for this position, which will be a volunteer, professional appointment within the field.

The Associate Editor would serve a three-year term, with the understanding that he/she would then take over the Editor position (for a job description of the Editor position, contact the ACEI Director of Publications at [email protected]).

JRCE is a scholarly journal in education research, now entering its 30th year of publication. Owned by ACEI and published quarterly by Routledge, the journal features articles that advance knowledge and theory of the education of children, infancy through early adolescence. The journal provides an outlet for reports of empirical research, theoretical articles, ethnographic and case studies, participant observation studies, and studies deriving data collected from naturalistic settings. Particular interest is given to cross-cultural studies and those addressing international concerns.

Qualifications

Candidates must:
• have a recognized standing in the field of education research
• hold current membership in ACEI
• be knowledgeable about and experienced in early, middle, and later childhood education and education research
• be competent in both education writing and editing
• have experience writing, reviewing, and editing research articles
• have the ability to work cooperatively with the JRCE Editor, ACEI Headquarters Staff, and Routledge representatives
• be committed to ethical professional and editorial standards
• have an interest in expanding JRCE‘s international content and reach with contacts in the global research community.

A doctorate is preferred.

Additional responsibilities involve serving on the Research and Publications Committees, attending Committee meetings, and editing the “Research in Review” column of Childhood Education.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the JRCE Editor and the general supervision of the ACEI Executive Director, the Associate Editor will:

• assist with coordinating the online manuscript review process through ScholarOne
• make recommendations for adding and removing reviewers
• attend ACEI Publications Committee meetings, and work closely with the Editor to implement the policies set forth by the JRCE Advisory Board.

Upon assumption of Editor position, duties and responsibilities will be to:

• coordinate the online manuscript submission and review process through ScholarOne
• critique the reviewers’ comments and make final decisions regarding publication of articles
• evaluate reviewers, and make recommendations for adding and removing reviewers
• critique the reviewers’ comments and make final decisions regarding publication of articles
• attend ACEI Publications Committee meetings, and work closely with the Editor to implement the policies set forth by the JRCE Advisory Board
• work with guest editors and contributing editors on special issues and features.

Tenure: The Editor will be named by August 1, 2016.

Application Procedures: Applicants must submit an electronic application package, containing the following: a) a letter of application that explains the reasons the applicant wishes to undertake this responsibility; b) a letter from the applicant’s employer outlining provisions that can be made to permit time for the successful completion of duties of the Editor; c) a statement of the relationship between the applicant’s credentials and the qualifications stated for the position; d) a current vita; e) a statement of philosophy regarding the focus of the Journal of Research in Childhood Education; f) three letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the applicant’s capabilities for this position; and g) samples of the applicant’s published works.

The application period will be open through June 30, 2016. Address all applications and inquiries to: Anne Bauer, Association for Childhood Education International; [email protected]; (202) 372-9986. Learn more about the Journal of Research in Childhood Education here.