Critical Studies in Education: Call for Editor-in-Chief

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Call for Editor-in-Chief

 Critical Studies in Education



11 October 2021

About the Role

Would you like to be the Editor in Chief of Critical Studies in Education?

We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background in sociology of education as well as the passion to drive the journal forward. 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. 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 Editor-in-Chief to ensure seamless transition.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses. Taylor & Francis will also organise annual board meetings, and we will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilizes an online editorial office system, ScholarOne Mansucripts. We can offer training on the system for the new Editor.

Becoming the 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 such as Associate Editors
  • This position is available as a co-editorship or group editorship

The role will begin in January 2022 for a handover period and formally from March 2022.

Submitting Your Application

If you would like to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to Hannah McCluskey ([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
• How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions


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Critical Studies in Education is one of the few international journals devoted to a critical sociology of education, although it welcomes submissions with a critical stance that draw on other disciplines (e.g. philosophy, social geography, history) in order to understand 'the social'.