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Multicultural Perspectives, the Official Scholarly Publication of the

National Association for Multicultural Education 
is seeking a

Senior Associate Editor



The Senior Associate Editor works closely with the Editor on the preparation of 4 issues per year of Multicultural PerspectivesThe primary responsibility of the Senior Associate Editor is oversight of the Advancing the Conversation section in Multicultural PerspectivesThis involves the initial review of manuscripts received for general content and adherence to submission guidelines, logging in of manuscripts, and selection of three reviewers to review each manuscript. The Senior Associate Editor maintains a file of manuscripts and collects and reads the editorial reviews as they are returned. The Senior Associate Editor reviews the recommendations and makes a decision to: 1) accept the manuscript as is, 2) return with a summary of the reviews, asking for minor or major revisions, or 3) reject. 


The Senior Associate Editor is responsible for maintaining correspondence with authors and indicating the receipt and/or review status of their manuscript. The Senior Associate Editor prepares three manuscripts to submit to the journal Editor for inclusion in each of 4 issues per volume of the journal. The Senior Associate Editor operates within a specified set of page length guidelines provided by the Editor. The Senior Associate Editor also prepares block quotes for each article, the contact information for authors for each article, and an estimate of the numbers of typeset pages for each article. 

The Senior Associate Editor prepares a portion of the editorial for each issue that addresses the articles to be included in the Advancing the Conversation section. 

Once per volume, the Senior Associate Editor is responsible for oversight of a special topics focus, selected in consultation with the Editor.  In some instances, the Senior Associate Editor identifies a guest editor(s) to work on preparation of manuscripts for that issue. The Senior Associate Editor oversees the call for submission for the special topics issue, and consults with the guest editor(s) in preparation of the editorial for that issue. 

The Senior Associate Editor participates in the Writing for Publication workshop at the annual NAME conference. The Senior Associate Editor also provides advice to the Editor on journal-related issues, such as possible efforts to enhance distribution, ways to enhance the look and appeal of the journal, and ways to reach a wider audience. The Senior Associate Editor may also be asked to serve as the chair of the NAME Publications Committee. 

Funds are available to cover expenses for journal-related expenses, including an assistant to help with editorial tasks of the Advancing the Conversation section. 

Required Qualifications

The person selected for the position of Senior Associate Editor must be:

1. Knowledgeable about multicultural education
2. Be a member of NAME, and an active participant in NAME
3. Have significant publication experience

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred person for the position of Senior Associate Editor would:

1. Possess national and international experience in the field
2. Have support for the position from the candidate’s institution
3. Be familiar with the process of journal editing

To Be Considered

To be considered for this position, please contact Editor Penny Lisi no later than August 15, 2015 expressing interest and willingness to serve. Candidates should provide the following by the August 15 nomination deadline.

a. current vita 
b. writing sample
c. brief written reflection on why you would like to take on this work, why you feel qualified to do the work, support you may received from your home institution, and how you hope to contribute to the work of the journal and NAME. 

Contact Information and Questions:  


Penny Lisi (lisip@mail.ccsu.edu)

‚ÄčEditor, Multicultural Perspectives





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