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Call for Applications for TRAILS Editorship
The TRAILS editor is responsible for leading the peer-review process and providing leadership to the TRAILS editorial board and contributors. The editor also works to expand the range, quantity, and quality of teaching resources in the library.
The new editor will serve a three-year term beginning on September 1, 2022 and ending on August 31, 2025. Administrative support is provided by staff in the ASA Executive Office. The TRAILS editorship includes an honorarium of $2,000 per year, plus funding to pay a student assistant and to cover the cost of attending one regional sociological association meeting per year for TRAILS outreach and promotion.
The editorship requires working closely with ASA staff and TRAILS editorial board. In addition to regular conference calls with the editorial leadership team, the editor leads a meeting with TRAILS editors at the ASA Annual Meeting each year of the term, including the meeting just prior to the start of his or her term.
Eligibility: Candidates must be members of the ASA. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged.
Selection Criteria: The following criteria will be considered:
- An established record of contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning in sociology, including the preparation of teaching materials that demonstrate innovative teaching techniques and curricula;
- Evidence of understanding the mission of TRAILS and its operation, demonstrated by having been an active user, having successfully submitted or reviewed TRAILS materials or syllabi sets, or having been an area editor;
- Openness to the variety of methods, theories, and approaches to sociology found in the discipline;
- Willingness to perform outreach and build new connections to enhance the significance and breadth of the sociological teaching resources in the library;
- Evidence of organizational skill and intellectual leadership; and
- Evidence of a supportive institutional context, including holding a tenured position, or ongoing non-tenure track position, in an academic institution.
Preparing an Application Packet
The application should include the following:
- Vision Statement: Set forth your goals and plans for expanding the range and quantity of high quality teaching materials in TRAILS and for further developing TRAILS’ peer-review process. This may include an assessment of current strengths, weaknesses, or gaps you plan to address and potential strategies for doing so.
- Editor Background Information: Include your name, affiliation, and other relevant information. Evidence of extensive teaching experience and the ability to provide sound judgment and guidance to potential TRAILS authors is central to the application. Candidates should also address their ability to serve as TRAILS editor in light of their current employment conditions.
- CV or Resume.
The vision statement and editor background information should be submitted in a combined document of no more than five pages (approximately 2,500-3,000 words). There is no page limit for the CV and no standard format is required. The application packet should be sent to TRAILS@asanet.org with the subject: TRAILS Editor Application.
Deadline: May 30, 2022
Want to support teaching and learning at ASA? Join the TRAILS Editorial Board!
TRAILS Editorial Board Members are part of the network of passionate educators dedicated to supporting excellence in teaching and learning in sociology. Their main responsibility – reviewing submissions to TRAILS and mentoring authors through the publication process – is a crucial component of ASA’s commitment to promoting innovative teaching techniques and developing scholarly teachers. Inspired to work with us to support best practices in teaching sociology? We are especially looking for editors with a focus on the following subject areas:
- Comparative & Historical Sociology
- Environmental Sociology
- Indigenous Populations
- Latina/o Sociology
- Migration / Immigration
- Race, Class, and Gender
- Sociology of Development
- Sociology of Emotions
- Teaching and Learning in Sociology / Assessment
- Urban Sociology
Newly appointed Area Editors will begin a three-year (renewable) term starting February 1, 2022. In addition to reviewing materials submitted to their subject area and making publication recommendations to the Editor, members of the Editorial Board are responsible for promoting the digital library and working to expand the range, quantity, and quality of teaching resources in TRAILS.
Applicants should be members of the ASA, have a PhD in sociology, and have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning in the discipline. A publication record in TRAILS is viewed favorably. Applications will be reviewed starting January 14th and continue until positions are filled. To apply, send a letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position and a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Editorial Board Application.”