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Call for Expressions of Interest: Associate Editors

The Australian Educational Researcher is seeking to appoint a team of Associate Editors to support the work of the journal in publishing high quality research by and/or of interest to members of the Australian educational research community.

Ideally, a team of three or four Associate Editors will be appointed, across different disciplinary areas, research orientations/traditions, institutions and geographical locations. The appointment of the team will take these factors into consideration. Associate Editors will work collaboratively with the Editor in Chief and Editorial Assistant on all aspects of editorial work.

Responsibilities of Associate Editors will include:

  • Evaluating manuscripts at point of receipt;
  • Using the Editorial Manager to locate and commission reviews;
  • Evaluating reviews and providing advice to authors regarding revisions;
  • On occasion, providing detailed editorial guidance to authors;
  • Sharing AER-related content on social media; and
  • Making final evaluations of manuscripts and providing recommendations to the Editor in Chief.

Associate Editors will demonstrate:

  • Excellent academic writing skills
  • Willingness and capacity to provide support to others in the development of their publications
  • A good record of high-quality publications relative to opportunity
  • Significant experience in reviewing for high quality academic journals
  • Previous academic editorial experience (Desirable)

Initial appointments will be made for the period from June 2017 to December 2019.

How to Apply

Expressions of interest are sought from educational researchers from diverse backgrounds, and should include (1) a short statement of up to 1000 words outlining your interest in the role with respect to the specifications above; (2) a brief CV outlining your research experience and publications and (3) the names and contact details of two referees.

Please email your Expression of Interest to by Friday 5 May, 2017. The selection panel will consist of the AER Editor in Chief and members of the Editorial Board.

Please direct any queries or questions to the Editor in Chief, Dr Nicole Mockler,

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