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ISSOTL seeks applications for TLI copy editor

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) seeks an experienced copy editor for the Society’s journal, Teaching & Learning Inquiry (TLI). In this role, the individual will:

  • Review authors’ final drafts to ensure they are free of grammatical errors;
  • Ensure the writing is suitable for the journal’s international readership in terms of readability and terminology;
  • Ensure final drafts are consistent with TLI’s editorial and style guide
  • Ensure that names, places, organizations, and email addresses are spelled correctly in the final drafts.
  • Communicate with TLI’s co-editors and editorial assistant throughout the publication process.
  • Help enact ISSOTL’s diversity, inclusion, and equity principles across the journal’s activities. 

Beginning in 2022, TLI will publish each annual volume on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year; therefore, the work for this position is spread throughout the year, as the copyediting and production process begins as articles are accepted. TLI publishes approximately 40 articles a year.

TLI publishes insightful research, theory, commentary, and other scholarly works that document or facilitate investigations of teaching and learning in higher education. These may include empirical and interpretive investigations, theoretical analyses, thought-provoking essays, reviews, or works employing other genres. 

TLI values quality and variety in its vision of the scholarship of teaching and learning.  The journal showcases the breadth of the interdisciplinary field of SoTL in its explicit methodological pluralism, its call for traditional and new genres, and its international authorship from across career stages. TLI thus welcomes submissions from all disciplines, research traditions, and perspectives related to teaching and learning.  

For more information about TLI, please see

This is a paid, contract position; the copy editor is not an employee of ISSOTL.

Applicants should send a letter of application, describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, to Jessie Moore (ISSOTL Publications Committee co-chair; by October 13, 2021.

The contractor will report to the co-editors of TLI.

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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