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Call for Editor-in-Chief of Impacting Education

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Call for Editor-in-Chief of Impacting Education

The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) invites applications for the editorship of Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice (IE). IE is an open-source, peer-reviewed journal that is published on a rolling basis. IE provides a forum for academics and practitioners to publish scholarly articles that meaningfully contribute to the improved preparation of PK-20 educational leaders through examination of the development of, redesign, and improvement of professional preparation programs as well as the outcomes of such programs including the skills, knowledge, dispositions, and impact of EdD program graduates. The IE editor-in-Chief, in close consultation with the editorial board and CPED leadership, plays a critical role in defining issues and reviewing articles that focus on policies in schools of education, their EdD programs, and the research, teaching, and learning of faculty and students. IE publishes volumes as items are accepted and contains research articles, dissertation in practice articles, and book reviews. 


A successful candidate will possess many of the following skills and experiences

· Come from or have been a faculty member at a CPED-member institution and be/have been an active participant
· Understand the vision and operation of the CPED consortium
· Have experience in EdD program re/design, teaching, and mentoring students writing Dissertations in Practice
· Have experience working with editorial boards
· Have experience reviewing manuscripts and understand all aspects of journal publication
·  Be a recognized scholar in the field of doctoral education (significant publication record) 
· Have editing experience, e.g., assistant/associate editor, guest editor, or reviewer for national and international publications   
· Have the capacity to mentor graduate students working to support the journal 
·  Be organized and have good communication skills
·  Have Dean’s support, institutional support, and sufficient time to fulfill responsibilities 



The new Editor-in-Chief will assume all responsibilities upon appointment and serve a three-year renewable term. Responsibilities include:

·         Set and guide a clearly defined vision for IE
·         Collaborate with CPED leadership
·         Recruit and guide editorial board (three-year terms)
·         Promote journal readership, seek manuscripts and build reviewer database
·         Work with University of Pittsburgh University Library Services
·         Work with and mentor University of Pittsburgh graduate assistant
·         Learn and use the online journal system (training provided)
·         Conduct meetings as needed with the Editorial Board
·         Set and meet deadlines for reviews and publications

Guidelines for Submitting Letter of Application

Letters of Applications are welcomed from individuals. If you are interested in serving as the IE Editor-in-Chief, please submit a letter of application that includes the following information by Monday, September 25, 2017.

The Editorial Board and CPED Board of Directors must have a clear understanding of the resources and interest within your institution that will be available for an individual to serve at Editor-in-Chief of IE.

Letters of Application for the Editorship of IE must address/include the following items:

·  Description of your editorial experience
·  Description of your experience in CPED consortium and EdD program re/design, teaching and Mentoring
·  Description of your vision for IE and how you will fulfill it
·  Why you are a strong candidate to host the editorship of IE
·  Types of institutional support that will be offered to you as editor (course buy out, GA, etc
·  Statement of support from an administrator (department chair or dean) of the applicant’s host institution or organization
·  Current curriculum vitae 

Send all materials by Monday, September 25, 2017 to:

Jill A. Perry, Executive Director, CPED
University of Pittsburgh