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Call for Editor-in-Chief

Sport, Education and Society
Deadline: 1st August 2022

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About the Role with Sport, Education and Society

Sport, Education and Society is an international journal which provides a focal point for the publication of social science research on pedagogy, policy and the body in society and the wide range of associated social, cultural, political and ethical issues in physical activity, sport and health. The journal concentrates on the forms, contents and contexts of physical education, sport and health education found in schools, colleges and other sites of formal education and considers various media (e.g., TV, film, web sites) as forms of pedagogy and reports their impact on understandings of the body in society.

Sport, Education and Society not only encourages contributions from sociologists and educationalists studying the relationships between pedagogy, ‘the body’ and society, but also from all professionals with theoretical and empirical interests relating to policy, curriculum, social inclusion, equity and identity, and progressive educational development in physical activity, health and sport.

We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background in sociology and education and primary interests relating to policy, curriculum, social inclusion, equity and identity, and progressive educational development in physical activity, health and sport. He, she, or they, will have 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. He, she, or 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 including, if required, administrative or secretarial support. Taylor & Francis will also organise regular board meetings, and we will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilises an online editorial office system, Editorial Manager.

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.

The call for the role will close August 1st, 2022. The role will formally begin from January 1st, 2023 with training beginning September 1st, 2022.

    Interested in applying?

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

    • Someone who is active in the academic and professional communities of sociology, education, physical education, health and sport, 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 may be available as a co-editorship – please note your interest in this in your application.

    Submitting your Application to Sport, Education and Society

    Applications shall include a CV, cover letter and vision statement. 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 advisory and editorial board.

    • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions.

    • How you would work with authors and reviewers.

    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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