Date: Monday, February 14, 2022
Call for Applications: Co-Editors-in-Chief
New Directions for Evaluation (NDE)
Application Deadline: June 6, 2022
New Directions for Evaluation (NDE), a quarterly sourcebook, is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association. NDE publishes empirical, methodological, and theoretical works on all aspects of evaluation. NDE issues may focus on any topic relevant to evaluation as a practice, profession, or discipline. The following illustrate potential foci for NDE:
Editor’s responsibilities and duties include soliciting proposals for guest-edited issues, accepting and rejecting proposals and manuscripts based on their quality and suitability for NDE given reviewer feedback, appointing an Editorial Board to review NDE proposals and provide periodic advice on the direction of the journal, guiding proposals for issues through a peer-reviewed process, overseeing revisions to proposals and issues, and working with the publisher on production matters. The Publisher is responsible for all production aspects of NDE.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Editor (or Co-Editors) of New Directions for Evaluation engage in several important activities to ensure high-quality issues are published on a quarterly basis. Following are the key tasks for this role:
We welcome applications from individuals or from a pair of colleagues who wish to serve as coeditors. Applicants may be asked to submit supplemental materials or to participate in an interview.
Because NDE is a thematic journal, it has an extended lead time between the review of a proposal for an issue and its publication. Thus, we are seeking considerable overlap between the current and new editor to allow both for transfer of process knowledge as well as shepherding of issues throughout the process by the new editor that will be published under her or his tutelage.
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 by May 15, 2022.