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International Journal of Lifelong Education
Deadline: 31st July 2022

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International Journal of Lifelong Education invites applications to the following positions:

  • Editors x 2

    • Social Media Editor/Editorial Assistant (dual role)

    About the Roles

    The International Journal of Lifelong Education is seeking two new Editors and a Social Media Editor/Editorial Assistant (dual role) with an academic background in adult education and lifelong learning or a related field.

    Taylor & Francis will provide training on systems and publishing ethics, support and advice on editor responsibilities and development plans, and regular updates on the Journal’s metrics. Routledge, Taylor & Francis will pay the Editor an annual honorarium to support work on the Journal. The roles will formally begin on dates to be agreed.

    For the two new Editors, the first should take on the role on 1st September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter; the second on 1st January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    Key responsibilities for the Editor roles include:

    • Supporting and developing the vision and mission of the journal.

    • Supervising a double anonymous peer review process and adhering to COPE Publication Ethics.

    • Maintaining and developing the journal’s reviewers and editorial advisory board.

    • Promoting the journal within its communities and at conferences.

    Key responsibilities for Social Media Editor/Editorial Assitant include:

    • To maintain an overview of the assignment of reviewers, to note issues arising, and to liaise where necessary with editors.

    • To contact reviewers (shortly after the due date) and ensure that reviews are returned.

    • To generate reports on and keep overview of state of play with papers under review, and to discuss these with lead editor.

    • To liaise with book reviews editor, and where necessary contact reviewers to ensure reviews are returned in good time.

    • To prepare reports on, and keep overview of state of play with, book reviews, and to discuss these with the book reviews editor.

    • To arrange, and keep a record of, an annual Editorial Advisory Board meeting.

    • To issue about two Tweets for each published article.

    • IJLE WordPress website.

    • To liaise with authors and editors to provide text, illustrations, etc., for the WordPress website blogs.

                      Interested in applying?

                      Here are the skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful applicant:

                      • Experience of publishing, including knowledge of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research standards.

                      • Active in the adult/lifelong education academic community with strong networks.

                      • Strong organizational and time management skills.

                      • Excellent communication skills and the ability to foster positive working relationships.

                        We particularly welcome applications from scholars located in non-Anglophone countries. Applicants should have excellent written and spoken English, including the abilities to read and edit in English.

                        Submitting your Application

                        Please submit your CV and a covering letter below. Applications are due July 31st.

                        Your covering letter should be no longer than two pages and should include:

                        • Your understanding of the field and its future.

                        • How you would collaborate with the Editorial Board, and how you would strengthen the number and quality of submissions.

                          Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
                          The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.

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