Seeking Principal Editor
The International Society for Education through Art is seeking a Principal Editor for the International Journal of Education through Art

InSEA is seeking an energetic and committed Principal Editor for its highly regarded peer reviewed journal, the International Journal of Education through Art (IJEtA). As Professor Glen Coutts, the Principal Editor of IJEtA , completes his second term of office, InSEA is seeking a new Principal Editor to lead the Editorial T eam from 2016. The successful candidate will be responsible for the Journal for a period of four years (the first year as Principal Editor-elect) during which the successful applicant will work with the current editor.

IJEtA has established itself as a highly respected and important source for research dissemination in the field. IJEtA promotes original ways of re-thinking the status of education through art and art education, while addressing the role of teaching and learning in either formal or informal educational contexts. The Journal is interdisciplinary in its reflection of teaching and learning contexts and also in its representation of artistic approaches and practices. It provides a platform to question and evaluate ways art is produced, disseminated and interpreted across a diverse r ange of educational contexts. Formal and informal educational contexts, policy and practice, pedagogy, research, comparative education, and trans-cultural issues are all considered in order to disseminate research and raise debate in these areas. 
Applicants for the position of Principal Editor should be experienced art educators with interests in a broad range of developments in the field of visual arts education. They must be current members of InSEA , hold an advanced academic degree, have a strong record of academic publishing including experience serving on editorial boards and/or reviewing work for publication. Ideally, they will have a profile of research publishing at national and international levels. Applicants must be familiar with working electronically, be prepared to work flexibly depending on the workload required across a publication cycle, and hold a vision for the future of the journal that takes into account the changing international landscape of academic research and publishing. 
The position is unpaid. 
Duties of the Principal Editor shall include, but not be limited, to the following: 
·      The Principal Editor (PE) is responsible for coordinating all editorial tasks including online peer review process and the timely publication of three issues of the Journal per year. 
·      The PE will ensure there are an adequate number of qualified reviewers and that their selection follows the established selection and rotation process. 
·      The PE should organise an Editorial Executive (2 associate editors and an editorial assistant)
·      With the assistance of the Editorial Team, the PE will select and appoint people to take on specific tasks (for example special issues). 
·       The PE will lead the Editorial Team in their tasks, ensuring a sense of shared vision and cooperation. The PE will be responsible for managing the online peer review process; keeping a log of acceptance and rejection; communicating with authors, guest editors, and reviewers. 
·      Together with the Editorial Team, the PE will need to seek contributions and ensure sufficient high quality material that maintains the international status of the Journal. All papers submitted to the Journal are subject to a double-blind peer review process and the PE is responsible for organising this process in a professional and prompt manner. 
·      At the end of each year , the Society and its publisher will require a report from the PE on the review and pre-publication process; the country of origin of the authors of submitted and accepted articles. 
·      The PE has final responsibility for the content of the Journal and for delivering the content of each edition of the Journal to the publisher according to the publication schedule. While the editor is responsible for communicating with the publisher, she or he should also consult with the Conevenor of the publications Working Group and the President of the Society about any major concerns or decisions. 
·      The PE will lead the Editorial Team in shaping a vision for the Journal and will be instrumental in the process of planning future development of the Journal. 
·      Ideally, the PE will hold an annual meeting with reviewers and Associate Editors as well as an open meeting with Society members, at one of the Society ’s International Congresses, to discuss publication and other issues. 
·      While InSEA and the publisher are not in a position to provide financial support to the Editorial Team; the PE is encour aged to the approach home institutions of these individuals to request some academic support . 
Closing date: Friday 31 July 2015 
Although we are seeking a Principal Editor, we ideally seek a four person editorial team (Principal Editor, two Associate Editors and Editorial Assistant). 
Please send a letter of application for the position of Principal Editor to: 
Teresa Eça 
International Society for Education through Art 
For informal inquiries, 
Glen Coutts 
For more information about IJEtA policies and procedures:
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