Call for Themed Issues Editor

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Call for Themed Issues Editor

Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance

30 September 2021

About the Role

RiDE is looking for a new Themed Issues Editor with an academic background in applied theatre and performance, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is a significant role, with high profile, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions for themed issues and for coordinating with themed issue guest editors. They will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Themed Issues Editor to ensure seamless transition.

Becoming an editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

Interested in applying?

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

  • Someone who is active in the community with strong personal networks
  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues, including the Open Issues Editor and other journal editors

The role will formally begin from January 1, 2022.

Submitting your application:

If you would like to apply for the position of Themed Issues Editor please forward your CV and a vision statement to the RiDE Open Issues Editor, James Thompson ([email protected]), the current Themed Issues Editor Colette Conroy ([email protected]), and the Portfolio Manager, Kerry Boyles ([email protected]). Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
  • How you would work in partnership with the editorial board and editorial team
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors and guest editors

Deadline date: 30th September 2021

RiDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance is a refereed journal aimed at those with an interest in applying performance practices to cultural engagement, education and social change. The Journal​ provides an international forum for innovative research into drama and theatre conducted in community, education, developmental and therapeutic contexts.