CJSoTL Call for Applications: Associate Editors

February 19, 2021
11:59 pm ET

For the past 10 years, The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CJSoTL) / La revue canadienne sur l’avancement des connaissances en enseignement et en apprentissage (RCACEA) has been a respected publication venue for advances in HiEd teaching and learning, attracting submissions from new and established SoTL scholars. Based on its reputation for publishing high-quality scholarship, in recent years the journal has received a record number of submissions from researchers in Canada and from international contexts, reflecting an expanding emphasis on evidence-based pedagogy in post-secondary education.

To support the needs of our community for a high-quality peer-reviewed open-access journal, CJSoTL seeks several dedicated SoTL scholars join the editorial board. CJSoTL is inviting applications for Associate Editors. Successful applicants will be appointed to the role for a three-year, renewable term.

The Associate Editors are integral members of the editorial team, collaborating with the Editor-in-Chief, the Co-Editors, and the Managing Editor to maintain the journal’s editorial flow and ensure the quality of CJSoTL is sustained.

Responsibilities of an Associate Editor include:

  • Reading assigned manuscripts thoroughly and selecting appropriate peer reviewers.
  • Tracking the manuscript through the review process and following up with the reviewers as necessary.
  • Making a decision about the future of the submission after the reviews have arrived and communicating that decision with the authors.
  • At times, providing additional feedback to supplement peer reviews.
  • Monitoring the status and successful completion of revisions, which includes assessing cover letters detailing changes made.
  • Approving copy edits and/or corresponding with authors regarding copy edits.

Associate Editors are invited to attend and participating in editorial board meetings. They are supported in their responsibilities by the Editor-in-Chief, Co-Editors, and the Managing Editor.

Letters of interest from individuals wishing to be considered for the role of Associate Editor should address some or all of the following selection criteria:


  1. Experience with conducting and disseminating scholarship of teaching and learning.
  2. Experience serving as a reviewer for an academic journal.
  3. Strong organizational skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work well with others (e.g. joint publications, joint grants, working in a national network).
  5. A strong publication record in higher education.
  6. Commitment to the goals of the journal’s parent organization, The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education/La société pour l’avancement de la pédagogie dans l’enseignement supérieur (see the STLHE/SAPES website at www.stlhe.ca).
  7. The applicant must be (or become) a member of STLHE/SAPES.
  8. Proficiency with reading and writing in one or both of the official languages of STLHE/SAPES: French and English.


  1. Some familiarity with on-line manuscript management systems is desirable.

Written applications should be no more than two pages single-spaced and they should address the selection criteria. They should include a current Curriculum Vitae and must be submitted no later than February 19, 2021 to the Editor-in-Chief, Brett McCollum, at bmccollum@mtroyal.ca

Recognizing the journal’s commitment to the diversity of its editorial board and to enhancing the diversity of the scholarship of teaching and learning in Canada, applications are welcome from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

For more information about the journal, please visit our web site (www.cjsotl-rcacea.ca). For more information about the Associate Editor positions, please contact Brett at bmccollum@mtroyal.ca .


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