For the past decade, the Advances in Service-Learning volume series has served the service learning/community engagement community as a primary publishing venue and a major source of current information on theory, issues, and findings in this rapidly-expanding research field.
The International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) is pleased to announce that as of 2012, the Advances in Service-learning series, sponsored by the IARSLCE, will become a journal, published by Information Age Publishing, Inc. The new Advances in Service-Learning and Community Engagement Journal will be edited by an active member of the IARSLCE. In the first three years of its publication, the journal will be published once a year. The Journal Editor will solicit manuscripts at large annually in January and will send them out for peer review, with the aim of making final decisions by April of each year.
The IARSLCE Publications Committee is seeking applications for the position of Editor of this new IARSLCE journal. This position is an exciting opportunity to shape and contribute to emerging scholarship in the field of service-learning and community engagement. The Editor will be involved with appointment of the editorial review board (see below), supervise the review and publication process, and supervise all marketing for the journal.
Each applicant should submit a CV and a letter of interest that details areas of expertise, scholarship, and previous editorial experience. Given that serving as Editor of the journal will require significant professional, unpaid service, it will be also important to indicate the kinds of support that will be provided by the applicant's institution. Such support might include a course release, graduate student or administrative support, office space, etc. (though this is not required to apply).
Applications are due to Stephanie O'Brien at email@example.com by May 2, 2011. Questions about this opportunity may be directed to KerryAnn O'Meara firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara Moely email@example.com, IARSLCE Publications Committee Co-Chairs.
The IARSLCE Board will review applications and appoint an Editor by May 30. The Editor will work with the IARSLCE's Publications Committee Co-Chairs to appoint an editorial review board that represents the diversity of areas of research on service-learning and community engagement, research designs, forms of scholarship and range of educational settings representative of our membership and conference scholarship. The initial Call for Submissions will be issued in the fall of 2011.