Profession: Associates editor(s)
Date of employment: January 1, 2021
Application deadline: October 31, 2020
The International Journal for Academic Development, IJAD, is seeking applications for one or two associate editors to expand the diversity of the editorial team and to replace the position held by Dr. Tansy Jessop (UK/SEDA), who has served as an associate editor for the past 4 years.
IJAD is the premier international journal for academic development, also called educational development and faculty development. Google has ranked IJAD among (or near) the 20 most influential higher education journals globally since 2016. Scopus records IJAD as being in the top 21% of all Education journals. For the first time, IJAD has an official Impact Factor of 1.393 for 2019, placing it 163/263 in the ‘Education and Educational Research’ category of SSCI.
IJAD is sponsored by the International Consortium for Educational Development, ICED, and four issues are published annually through Routledge/Taylor & Francis http://www.tandfonline.com/ijad. The manuscript submission and review process is managed through the ScholarOne online system.
The associate editor appointments will be for 4 years (1 January 2021 until 31 December 2025). The appointee(s) will work collaboratively with the four co-editors - Dr Klara Bolander Laksov, Sweden, Dr Peter Felten, USA, Dr Johan Geertsema, Singapore, and Dr Julie Timmermans, New Zealand - and the five continuing associate editors – Dr Henk Huijser, Australia, Dr Roeland van der Rijst, the Netherlands, Dr Suzanne Sheffied, Canada, Dr Kwong Nui Sim, New Zealand, and Dr Tracy Zhou, Hong Kong.
As a diverse team is critical to the success of the journal, we would be especially interested in applications from colleagues who are professionally active in Africa and South America. Academic developers who work in South America and Africa belong to networks including AFELT (Kenya), EQUIP (Ethiopia), HELTASA (Southern Africa), and REDCAD (Chile). We recognize, however, that diversity goes beyond regional representation, and we encourage applications from anywhere in the world.
The role of associate editor provides the opportunity to influence the academic development research agenda and to expand linkages between one’s own region and the international academic development community. The position is voluntary and involves working to tight deadlines as well as participating in regular online meetings.
Applications from individuals who would like to join the team are welcome. The editorial team will make a decision based on the criteria outlined below.
Questions about the positions should be directed to Julie Timmermans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brief written expressions of interest should be e-mailed to Julie Timmermans no later than October 31, 2020 and should:
The following criteria are essential:
In addition, the following criteria are desirable: