Editor-in-Chief needed for

Medical Teacher

Deadline
07 June 2024

About the role

Longstanding Editor-in-Chief Professor Ronald Harden will be stepping down from his position at the end of 2024 and we are looking for a candidate with a well-established background in health professions education to take on the leadership of this world-leading international journal. Becoming the Editor-in-Chief of the journal provides an opportunity for leadership within the field of health professions education, giving the opportunity to promote diverse voices and explore new ground within the discipline. It offers the opportunity to use and build upon your own networks to promote research that makes a tangible impact on practice.

The successful candidate will provide overall leadership of the journal while overseeing the peer review of manuscripts, support and develop a strong team of Associate Editors, help shape a program of commissioned articles and special issues on key topics, evolve and expand our offering to authors and work closely with AMEE to promote and inspire excellence, collaboration, inclusivity, and scholarship across the continuum of health professions education. The position will be tied to an honorarium that will fund editorial activities, to be discussed with candidates according to their proposed vision for the journal.

As a major journal with health professions education research Medical Teacher expects to receive 1,500+ submissions each year from authors all over the world. The journal utilises an online editorial office system to manage submissions via ScholarOne. Working alongside the Editor-in-Chief are a team of Associate Editors with specialties and remits, as well as a wider editorial board. Additional support will be available to the successful candidate to manage this substantial workload and ensure that authors receive support. Proposals for how a candidate would hope to structure this editorially should be included in the vision statement submitted as part of the application process.

We're also open to EBM or reviewer applications - use the same APPLY form linked on screen. 

About the journal

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Founded in 1979, Medical Teacher is one of the foremost journals in the field of medical education publishing impactful practical research utilised by educators and learners alike. Medical Teacher is a journal of AMEE, and gives a voice to a diverse and international authorship passionate about excellence in medical education. The journal aims to address the needs of teachers and administrators involved in training for the health professions. Covering basic and post-basic levels, continuing education, as well as providing insights to medical students. Medical Teacher helps teachers keep up to date with developments in educational methods at a time of rapid change in the curriculum, from medical procedures to policy changes in health care provision.

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Key Skills and Attributes

Interested in applying? Here are the capabilities we would be looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Alignment with the Journal's Mission and Scope: The editor's academic interests and expertise should align with the mission and scope of the journal as the leading journal for the practicing teacher in the healthcare professions. They should be passionate about contributing to the journal's goals and objectives.
  • Expertise in Health Professions Education: The candidate should have significant expertise and experience in the field of medical education. They should be well-versed in current trends, methodologies, and best practices in medical education scholarship and pedagogy. They should have demonstrated through their work a positive impact on medical education practice.
  • Publication Record: The editor should have a strong publication record in reputable medical education journals. Their scholarship should demonstrate a deep understanding of the subject matter and a commitment to advancing the field.
  • Editorial Experience: The editor should have prior experience as an editor and reviewer for medical education journals and be familiar with the editorial process, including peer review, manuscript selection, and publication ethics.
  • Reputation and Standing in the Field: It would be preferable, but not essential, for the editor to have medical training and experience as a medical teacher, and they should be respected and recognized by their peers in the health professions education community. They should have a reputation for fairness, impartiality, and academic integrity.
  • Leadership and Management Skills: The editor should possess strong leadership and management skills to oversee the editorial process, manage the editorial board, and make strategic decisions to enhance the journal's visibility, standard and impact.
  • Diplomacy and Communication: The editor should be able to communicate with efficiency, active listening, and diplomacy, to be able to carry a large group of people with them whilst often making challenging decisions that not everyone may agree with.
  • Networking Abilities: The editor should have a wide network of contacts within the medical education community and be able to attract high-quality submissions, reviewers, and contributors to the journal. They should be able to foster collaborations and partnerships to enhance the journal's reach and influence and promote engagement with underrepresented communities.
  • Commitment and Availability: The editor should be dedicated to the role and have the necessary time available to handle editorial responsibilities promptly and efficiently.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The editor should have a diverse perspective on the editorial decision-making process and the promotion of equity and inclusivity in the journal's content and policies.

Application Instructions

If you would like to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief, please include:

  • your updated CV, complete with publications, experience, appointments, etc.
  • a cover letter (up to 2 pages) outlining your motivation for applying for the position.
  • a vision statement for the journal (up to 2 pages) outlining how you see Medical Teacher developing under your leadership. This should include details of your proposed editorial structure, topics or areas of interest, and ways in which the journal can better support the medical education community around the world.

If you have any questions about the journal or the application process, please contact¬†Stamatina Papageorgiou, the Portfolio Manager responsible for Medical Teacher at [email protected].

The closing date for applications is Friday, June 7th 2024.

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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.