CJSoTL Call for Applications: Co-Editors

October 30, 2020
11:00 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 Higher Education 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 has restructured its editorial board to add new leadership positions. CJSoTL is inviting applications for Co-Editors. Successful applicants will be appointed to the role for a three-year, renewable term. Two Co-Editor positions are available.

The Co-Editors will provide editorial leadership, collaborating with the Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editors to maintain the journal’s editorial flow and ensure the quality of CJSoTL is sustained.


Responsibilities of the Co-Editors include:
  • Screening submissions to determine if they meet CJSoTL’s minimum criteria for peer review. Communicating with authors about submissions that do not meet these criteria.
  • Assigning each submission to an available Associate Editor who will guide it through the review process.
  • Providing support to their team of Associate Editors as needed.
  • Providing editorial leadership for the journal, collaborating with the Editor-in-Chief and their Associate Editors to ensure the quality of the journal is sustained.
  • Attending and participating in editorial board meetings, and in meetings of the editorial team.
  • Liaising with one another, and with the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor, to ensure a smooth work flow, and a reasonable distribution of labour across the editorial team

The Co-Editors are supported in their responsibilities by the Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, and the Associate Editors.

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


  1. Experience in editing and publishing together with an awareness of the issues associated with editing a leading academic journal.
  2. Strong organizational skills.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work well with others (e.g. joint publications, joint grants, working in a national network).
  4. Access to a network of academic development researchers and/or relevant practitioners who might act as referees.
  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’advancement d 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.
  1. Proficiency with reading and writing in both French and English is desired, but not required.
  2. 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 October 30, 2020 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 Co-Editor positions, please contact Brett at bmccollum@mtroyal.ca .

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