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Call for Applications: Co-Editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) invites applications for the position of co-editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry (TLI), its open access scholarly journal, now in its eighth year of publication (

This opening marks an important transition in the life of the journal as Nancy Chick moves out of her inaugural co-editor role.  

This position offers an unparalleled opportunity for professional development and leadership. In guiding ISSOTL’s official journal, the co-editors advance the goals and values of the Society, help to shape the international field of SoTL, and actively contribute to its growth.


The expected term of service is five years, with the possibility of a one-time renewal. The anticipated start date is January 2021, but there is some flexibility in this timeframe given the nature of uncertainty in higher education in general. The position works closely with TLI’s current co-editor and associate editors, meeting tight deadlines, and attends the annual ISSOTL conference.

The successful applicant will be an active participant in the scholarship of teaching and learning community and demonstrate a history of engagement with ISSOTL. The new co-editor will be an ISSOTL member while holding the co-editor position. 

TLI editor roles are volunteer positions, not paid work.


ISSOTL’s Publications Committee will manage the search process. The final selection and appointment will then be made by the ISSOTL Board of Directors.

Applications are due on October 31, 2020, and can be submitted electronically to Jessie Moore, Publications Committee co-chair, at Letters of application should do the following:

  1. Describe your purpose for applying to the role as well as the specific experience you will bring to TLI and the role of co-editor,
  2. Address the selection criteria below,
  3. Provide the names and contact information of two references from the international SoTL community, and
  4. Include your current Curriculum Vitae (no more than 6 pages please).

The application deadline is October 31, 2020.


The following criteria will be important in the selection process:

  • Active involvement in the scholarship of teaching and learning, with a record of publication in this area,
  • Commitment to encouraging both high-quality scholarly work and increased participation in the scholarship of teaching and learning through inclusive practices and developmental editing support for less experienced writers,
  • Commitment to the vision of Teaching & Learning Inquiry and goals of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, including the diversity and inclusion initiatives outlined in ISSOTL’s strategic plan,
  • Experience as an academic editor, understanding journal workflows, developmental editing, and peer review processes,
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others,
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills, including demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines and excellent copyediting/proofreading skills, and
  • Comfort working in Open Journal System (OJS) and open access.

Please note that the current editors would be happy to talk with you if you’re thinking of applying: Nancy Chick ( and Katarina Mårtensson (

JESSIE L. MOORE (PhD - Purdue University) is director of the Center for Engaged Learning and professor of English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric at Elon University. Jessie leads planning, implementation, and assessment of the Center’s research seminars, which support multi-institutional SoTL on high-impact pedagogies and other focused engaged learning topics. Her recent research examines transfer of writing knowledge and practices, multi-institutional research and collaborative inquiry, writing residencies for faculty writers, the writing lives of university students, and high-impact pedagogies. She is the author of Key Practices for Fostering Engaged Learning: A Guide for Faculty and Staff (Stylus, expected 2021) and co-editor of Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer (with Chris Anson, The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado, 2016), Understanding Writing Transfer: Implications for Transformative Student Learning in Higher Education (with Randy Bass, Stylus, 2017), and Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research (with Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler and Paul C. Miller, CUR, 2018). Her work has appeared in Computers and Composition, Composition Forum, Composition Studies, Journal of Faculty Development, Journal on Centers for Teaching & Learning, TESOL Journal, Written Communication, and in edited collections.

With Peter Felten, she edits two book series: the Stylus Publishing/Center for Engaged Learning Series on Engaged Learning and Teaching, and the Center for Engaged Learning Open Access Book Series.

Jessie’s professional service to the scholarship of teaching and learning was recognized with the 2019 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Distinguished Service Award. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the ISSOTL Publications Committee. She previously served as the elected Secretary of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (2015-2019), on the Executive Committee for CCCC, and as U.S. Regional Vice President of ISSOTL. In 2013, she co-hosted the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference with Peter Felten and developed ISSOTL Online 2013, which featured strands on SoTL foundations, studying and designing for transfer, and student voices in SoTL. Learn more about her work at

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