Searching for a New Editor-in-Chief at the Journal of Chemical Education

The search is on for a new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Education. Current EIC Norbert Pienta will be completing his term in 2019, after leading the journal since 2009. The Board of Publication of the Division of Chemical Education (DivCHED) is accepting applications to be the journal’s ninth EIC through January 31, 2018.

Duties and Requirements

The position’s duties include managing journal responsibilities and acting as an ambassador to the scientific author community. The incoming EIC is expected to have a broad knowledge of chemistry content, chemistry education, and chemistry education research. They should possess a clear vision of the role of a peer-reviewed journal, as well as exhibit diplomacy, excellent interpersonal skills, decisiveness, and writing/editing ability. Applicants must be able to meet publication deadlines while managing a sizable workload. They must maintain a program of scholarly activity and participate in national and international outreach to promote the mission of the Journal of Chemical Education.

The Editor of this journal is responsible for helping the publication respond to an evolving publications landscape. They must have the tenacity and skills to bring creative plans to fruition. The current EIC spends about 20 hours per week on JCE work.

The new EIC will serve a 5-year renewable term. To help with the transition, the new EIC will serve in conjunction with the current EIC for up to a year. The new EIC will assume full responsibility for operating the JCE on January 1, 2020.

To learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Education, please view an informative interview with the current EIC, Dr. Norbert Pienta, at DivCHED.org.

About the Journal of Chemical Education

The Journal of Chemical Education has been advancing teaching and learning in chemistry by serving a large and diverse community of educators and researchers since 1924. It publishes peer-reviewed articles and related information as a resource to those in the field of chemical education and to those institutions that serve them. It typically addresses chemical content, activities, laboratory experiments, instructional methods, and pedagogies. It serves as a means of communication among people across the world who are interested in the teaching and learning of chemistry. This audience includes instructors of chemistry from middle school through graduate school, professional staff who support these teaching activities, as well as some scientists in commerce, industry, and government.

For a complete description of the EIC position, and to submit your application, please visit the full announcement on the Division of Chemical Education website.

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