Date: Monday, February 14, 2022
Call for Applications: Editor-in-Chief
American Journal of Evaluation
Application Deadline: June 6, 2022
The American Journal of Evaluation is a leading resource for scholarship on evaluation theory, methods, and practice. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the journal’s direction and mission, including soliciting articles, overseeing the peer-review process, making editorial decisions, and editing submissions in a timely manner. The Editor-in-Chief leads and manages a diverse editorial board, team of associate editors and interacts with the SAGE Publications production editorial team. She or he will collaborate with the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and the journal’s publisher to maintain the journal’s longstanding excellence and increase its visibility, readership, impact, and relevance to evaluation professionals and scholars.
The Editor-in-Chief will reflect AEA’s values and ends goals through its operations and content. The Editor-in-Chief is appointed by the AEA Board of Directors for a 3-year term, which may be renewed following a satisfactory review of annual performance.
The Editor-in-Chief is a compensated position, and a stipend will be provided to support a part-time managing editor, who will be selected by the Editor-In-Chief.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Application materials must be submitted by Monday, June 6, 2022 to AEA’s Executive Director, Anisha Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org). Packets must include a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s qualifications for the role and describes the institutional support available to fulfill it, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three references who can speak to the applicant’s ability to perform the required editorial duties. Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide evidence of institutional support for fulfilling the role of Editor-in-Chief, given the substantial commitment of time required to edit a prestigious scholarly journal like AJE. Applications will be reviewed by a Publications Task Force and an appointment will be made by the Board of Directors.