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Call for Applications: Associate Editor of TLI

Publications Committee seeks appplications for an Associate Editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The Journal of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The ISSOTL Publications Committee seeks applications for an associate editor for Teaching & Learning Inquiry (TLI). This position reflects the Society’s interest in maintaining a sustainable editorial structure and the journal’s commitment to supporting the professional development of SoTL colleagues around the world.

TLI has established itself as a prominent journal in the field of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Published twice annually, TLI features original research and commentary on SoTL from a wide range of disciplines, and other scholarly works that document or facilitate investigations of teaching and learning in higher education. These texts may include empirical and interpretive investigations, theoretical analyses, thought-provoking essays, or works employing other genres. 

The associate editor appointment will be for three years, starting early 2021. The appointment will be renewable for a second term. The position is voluntary and involves meeting tight deadlines and participating in regular editorial meetings online. Associate editors work closely with the editorial team (i.e., two co-editors and several associate editors) in maintaining the journal’s ethos of mentorship and collaboration in making important decisions regarding submissions to the journal. For submissions deemed appropriate for peer review, associate editors assign and work with reviewers to maintain the journal’s ethos and standards, consult with the editorial team in making decisions about submissions, work with authors on subsequent manuscript development where deemed appropriate, and work with the journal’s copy-editor to finalise manuscripts before publication. The associate editor also will engage in ways to enhance TLI’s international outreach, particularly from regions that have had a relatively limited presence in or engagement with the journal.

Please consider submitting an application if you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to continue developing your editorial skills, help fellow SoTL scholars develop and publish their work, and contribute to the development of one of the field’s pre-eminent publications. ISSOTL’s Publications Committee, together with the co-editors, will make a selection based on the criteria outlined below.

Questions about this associate editor position should be directed to Jessie Moore, Publications Committee co-chair, at

Application Process

Brief written applications (no more than three, single-spaced pages), as well as a current curriculum vitae and the names of two members of the ISSOTL community who are willing to be contacted as referees, should be e-mailed to Jessie Moore, Publications Committee co-chair, at no later than November 14, 2020, and should do the following:

  • outline your reasons for wanting to undertake the role, and
  • address the selection criteria below.

The following criteria are essential:

  • Active scholar and reviewer in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).
  • Passionate about SoTL in higher education and committed to mentoring colleagues and encouraging high-quality scholarly publications in the field.
  • Excellent organisational skills and demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to work well with others (for example, joint publications, grants, member of a national network), particularly at a distance.
  • Willing to participate in regular (e.g., monthly) online editorial meetings (often scheduled outside working hours in order to accommodate the schedules of an editorial team based in different time zones).
  • Committed to the goals of the journal’s parent organisation, the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL).
  • Current membership in ISSOTL.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

In addition, the following criteria are desirable:

  • Experience in editing and publishing and awareness of issues associated with editing an international journal.
  • Familiarity with online manuscript management systems.
  • Ability to take up the position early in 2021.

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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