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Technical Consultant, Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The Journal of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The ISSOTL Publications Committee seeks applications for a technical consultant for Teaching & Learning Inquiry (TLI). TLI has established itself as a prominent open access journal in the field of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). TLI features original research and commentary on SoTL from a wide range of disciplines as well as other scholarly works that document or facilitate investigations of teaching and learning in higher education. This position reflects ISSOTL’s interest in maintaining a sustainable editorial and publication structure and the journal’s commitment to supporting the professional development of SoTL colleagues around the world.

The technical consultant appointment begins in February 2024 and will be for three years. The appointment will be renewable for a second term. The position is voluntary and involves collaborating to resolve technical issues and participating in occasional virtual editorial meetings. Technical consultants work closely with the editorial team (two co-editors and several associate editors) to maintain the journal’s open access mission.

Please consider submitting an application if you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to expand your technical and scholarly publication skills, help fellow SoTL scholars develop and publish their work, and contribute to 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.

Please reach out to TLI Co-Editor Kelly Schrum ( with any questions.


Brief written applications (no more than two, single-spaced pages), as well as a current curriculum vitae (5 pages max) and the names and contact information for two references from the international SoTL community, should be emailed to Elina Salminen, Publications Committee co-chair, no later than January 31, 2024, and should do the following:

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

The following criteria are essential:

  • Experience with Open Journal Systems (OJS), including settings adjustments, feature testing, and editorial workflow optimization.
  • Ability to provide timely and accurate technical guidance for OJS and other systems to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience assigning Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) and maintaining metadata integrity, including via CrossRef.
  • Able to work well with cross-functional teams, including editorial and production staff, and document internal processes.
  • Experience with online content management.
  • Capable of compiling and interpreting journal statistics to assist with the annual report.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Current member of ISSOTL.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • (Preferred) Serve on the ISSOTL publications committee, gaining exposure to broader organizational goals and requirements.

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