Call for Editors Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice

Teachers and Teaching

Would you like to be the Editor in Chief of Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice?

Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice is an international SSCI ranked journal publishing research of the highest quality. The journal looks to be a focal point for the publication of research about teachers, teacher education and teaching in schools, colleges and universities. It offers a means of communication and dissemination of completed research and research in progress, whilst also providing a forum for debate between researchers. This unique journal draws together robust qualitative and quantitative research from different countries and cultures.

The journal publishes eight issues per year through a combination of unsolicited submissions as well as commissioned Special Issues.

With the retirement from the post of Professor Christopher Day, Founding Editor, we are looking for a new Editor in Chief with a broad academic background and an international perspective on teachers’ work and lives, teaching, teacher education, in schools and higher education, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is a significant role with high profile, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the journal’s strategic development, editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. They will have authority to accept articles following successful peer-review, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Editor in Chief to ensure seamless transition.

Routledge, Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses. Routledge will also organise an annual Executive Editorial Board meeting during the AERA conference, and will supply an annual report reflecting on the performance of the journal.

Becoming a journal Editor is a rewarding and fulfilling experience, where you will build your own networks, promote the research you are passionate about, and be recognised as a leading figure within the academic community.

Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:

  • someone who is active in the community with strong professional networks;
  • confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions;
  • strong organisational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner; and,
  • the ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues worldwide

This position may be available as a Co-Editorship – please note your interest in this in your application.

The role will formally begin from January 2020.

Submitting your application

If you would like to apply for the position of Editor in Chief please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to Helen Wheeler, by the 31st January, 2019. Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it;
  • How you would work in partnership with ISATT, the Executive Editors and wider Editorial Board;
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions; and,
  • How you would work with authors.