JALT Journal positions available

JALT Journal Associate Editor

The JALT Publications Board invites applications for the position of Associate Editor of JALT Journal. The Associate Editor will work with the Editor to produce the journal. After being recommended by the Publications Board and approved by the JALT Executive Board, the successful applicant will serve as Associate Editor for 1 to 2 years before serving as Editor for a similar period. The successful applicant will have the following:

  1. Previous editorial/referee experience.
  2. Ability to meet deadlines and handle correspondence professionally.
  3. A sound background in language education or a related field.
  4. A master’s degree or higher in language education or related field.
  5. Seven or more years of experience teaching language, at least two of which have been in Japan.
  6. Current residency in Japan and definite intention to maintain such residency for the period of expected service to JALT Journal.
  7. A record of publications in competitive and refereed journals (in-house university-bulletin articles will be considered apart of a publishing record on their merits, but some of the applicant’s publications should include recognized, reputable and anonymously-refereed journals at either the national or international levels). Information on either the impact factor or the acceptance rate for some of the journals in which the applicant has published would be helpful in determining the applicant’s own ability to publish in competitive forums.
  8. Association with JALT through membership and previous participation in publications are valued, but meritorious applications from non-members will also be considered provided that such applicants meet or exceed the above requirements. The applicant must become a JALT member if selected by the Board for the position.

Duties include processing submissions, sending them out for review, communicating with authors and reviewers, working with authors to help them improve promising manuscripts, editing the Perspectives section of JALT Journal, and assisting the Editor as required. As Editor, duties increase to include editing feature articles and the research forum submissions, overseeing all other sections, working with the Journal Production Editor and the layout company, and guiding the future of JALT Journal in accordance with JALT policies.

Candidates should submit the following application materials by email attachment. Recruiting will continue until the post is filled by a suitable candidate who is acceptable to the Board under the expectations elaborated above (Points 1 through 8).

  1. A curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications
  2. A statement of purpose indicating both why you would like to become Associate Editor (and later advance to Editor) and your qualifications
  3. Copies of five publications of which some should be recent

Application materials should be sent to both the Publications Board Chair, Jerry Talandis Jr. (pubchair@jalt-publications.org), and the current Editor, Eric Hauser (jj-editor@jalt-publications.org).

Applicants will be notified if they have passed the screening stage. After that, the final Board decision, which is subject to approval by the JALT Executive Board, will be made.

JALT Journal Japanese Associate Editor

The JALT Publications Board invites applications for the position of Japanese Associate Editor of JALT Journal. The Japanese Associate Editor will work with the Japanese Editor to produce the Japanese content that appears in the journal. After being recommended by the Publications Board and approved by the JALT Executive Board, the successful applicant will serve as Japanese Associate Editor for 1 to 2 years before serving as Japanese Editor for a similar period. In addition to good English skills, a successful candidate will have the following: 

  1. Previous editorial/referee experience.
  2. Ability to meet deadlines and handle correspondence professionally.
  3. A sound background in language education or a related field.
  4. A master’s degree or higher in language education or related field.
  5. Seven or more years of language teaching experience. 
  6. A record of publications in competitive and refereed journals (in-house university-bulletin articles will be considered apart of a publishing record on their merits, but some of the applicant’s publications should include recognized, reputable and anonymously-refereed journals at either the national or international levels). Information on either the impact factor or the acceptance rate for some of the journals in which the applicant has published would be helpful in determining the applicant’s own ability to publish in competitive forums.
  7. Association with JALT through membership and previous participation in publications are valued, but meritorious applications from non-members will also be considered provided that such applicants meet or exceed the above requirements. The applicant must become a JALT member if selected by the Board for the position.

Duties include processing Japanese language submissions, sending them out for review, communicating with authors and reviewers, working with authors to help them improve promising manuscripts, and assisting the Japanese Editor as required. 

Candidates should submit the following application materials by email attachment. Recruiting will continue until the post is filled by a suitable candidate who is acceptable to the Board under the expectations elaborated above (Points 1 through 8).

  1. A curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications
  2. A statement of purpose indicating both why you would like to become Associate Editor (and later advance to Editor) and your qualifications
  3. Copies of five publications of which some should be recent

Application materials should be sent to both the Publications Board Chair, Jerry Talandis Jr. (pubchair@jalt-publications.org), and the current Japanese Editor, Yo In’nami (jj-editorj@jalt-publications.org).

Applicants will be notified if they have passed the screening stage. After that, the final Board decision, which is subject to approval by the JALT Executive Board, will be made.

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