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Co-Editor, 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 11th year of publication ( This position offers an unparalleled opportunity for professional development and leadership. In guiding this journal, the co-editors advance the goals and values of ISSOTL, help shape the international field of SoTL, and actively contribute to scholarly communication.


The expected term of service is three years, with the possibility of one renewal. The anticipated start date is January 2024. The incoming co-editor will work closely with TLI’s current co-editors, associate editors, and publication team, including monthly online meetings, to manage the rolling publication model. The co-editor must be prepared to meet tight deadlines, and attend the annual ISSOTL conference.

The successful applicant will be an active SoTL scholar who demonstrates a history of engagement with ISSOTL. The new co-editor should be an ISSOTL member while holding the co-editor position. TLI editor roles are volunteer positions, not paid work.


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

Applications are due by November 18, 2023, and can be submitted electronically to Elina Salminen <>, Publications Committee co-chair. Letters of application (4 pages, single spaced, max) should include the following:

  • 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;
  • Address the selection criteria below;
  • Provide names and contact information for two references from the international SoTL community; and
  • Include your current Curriculum Vitae (6 pages max).

The following criteria will be important in the selection process:

  • Active involvement in the scholarship of teaching and learning, including a strong publication record;
  • Commitment to encouraging both high-quality scholarly work and increased participation in the scholarship of teaching and learning through inclusive practices, mentoring, and developmental editing;
  • Commitment to the vision and goals of Teaching & Learning Inquiry and ISSOTL, including the diversity and inclusion initiatives outlined in ISSOTL’s strategic plan;
  • Experience as an academic editor with an understanding of journal workflow, developmental editing, and the peer review process;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others, including co-leading the editorial and publication team;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, including demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines; and
  • Comfort working online, such as using Open Journal System (OJS), and with open access scholarship.

Please reach out to the Publications Committee or the current co-editors — Katarina Mårtensson ( and Kelly Schrum ( — with any questions.

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