RHE Editor Search

Call For Applications and Nominations
Editor of the Review of Higher Education

The Board of Directors of the Association for the Study of Higher Education and the ASHE Publications Committee announce an open search for a new editor for the Review of Higher Education.  The new editor or editorial team will succeed Dr. Gary Pike, who will complete his term as editor in November 2019.   

About the Review of Higher Education
One of the leading journals in higher education, the Review of Higher Education publishes four times per year, providing a scholarly forum for discussion of issues affecting higher education. Since 1977, the journal has been advancing the study of higher education through publication of peer-reviewed research studies, scholarly essays, and theoretically-driven reviews that address issues and questions of importance to students, faculty, administrators and policy makers. It emphasizes systematic and critical inquiry and practical implications.

The Review’s new editor and editorial team will lead the journal through a pivotal moment in time. Higher education as a global enterprise is undergoing significant growth and change, and higher education as a field of study is growing in numbers of graduate programs, students, faculty, but also intellectually, as it engages new questions, opens new areas of study, and embraces a wider range of methods and modes of inquiry and scholarship.  The new editorial team will position the Review to optimize new opportunities and to address new challenges, shaping the direction of the field as they pilot the Review through the next stage in its history.

The Review of Higher Education is indexed in the Social Science Citation Index and other abstracting and indexing services, the Review is published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. A highly selective, top-tier higher education journal; the Review ranks in the top 10% of US-based education journal and the top 5% of education journals internationally.
For more information, see the Journal Homepage
Responsibilities of the Editor
The editor is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the intellectual quality and integrity of the journal and, thus, is the final arbiter of all manuscript publication and editorial decisions. The editor is responsible for editorial operations, including supervising and managing the submission, review and copyediting processes from receipt of manuscripts to final publication; identifying, building, and supervising a strong editorial team and staff; identifying and recruiting highly qualified and committed editorial board members and manuscript reviewers; ensuring timely and constructive reviews of manuscripts; monitoring the publication pipeline to ensure editorial decisions align with the journal’s publication capacity; and monitoring and disseminating as appropriate information regarding the status and rankings of RHE within relevant indexes (e.g., SSCI).
The editor maintains good working relationships with the ASHE Executive Office, President, and Publications Committee on which the editor serves as an ex officio member, as well as with the journal Publisher. The editor holds an annual meeting of the Editorial Board at ASHE Conferences; conducts additional meetings with editorial staff and editorial board members as needed; submits annual reports to the ASHE Board each October and May, in advance of the Fall and Summer Board meetings; recommends new appointments for the senior editorial team or Editorial Board to the ASHE Publications Committee for review; and makes periodic updates to the ASHE Publications Committee as needed for matters arising.

Terms of appointment
The editor of the Review of Higher Education is appointed by the Board of Directors of the Association for the Study of Higher Education with the approval of Johns Hopkins University Press, for a five-year term.  The editor(s) may be renewed for an additional five-year term after a review by the ASHE Publications Committee and the approval of the ASHE Board of Directors and Publisher.  Under the current contract, Johns Hopkins University Press pays an annual stipend of $25,000 to the editor, the combined editorial team, or their institutions for release time.

Required Qualifications for Editor(s) 

  • A doctoral degree in education or a social science
  • A tenured faculty position in higher education or a related field, or a multi-year appointment that extends, at least, to the end of the editorial term
  • A widely respected record of scholarly publications in significant refereed journals in higher education and/or related fields
  • Broad knowledge of the range of critical issues facing higher and postsecondary education
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for quantitative, qualitative, critical, historical, philosophical, and emerging research methods
  • A vision for the journal’s future and a commitment to maintaining its reputation for publishing the highest quality research on higher education
  • Substantial experience as a reviewer and editorial board member for journals in higher education and/or related field(s)
  • Demonstrated skills in planning and organization, management and supervision, and writing
  • The ability to identify, attract, and engage knowledgeable, constructive, and dependable reviewers
  • The ability to set and maintain deadlines that ensure timely review of submissions and decisions regarding publication
  • The willingness and ability to identify, encourage, and mentor talented emerging scholars
  • A commitment to providing authors rigorous, timely, and constructive reviews of their submissions, and recommendations for strengthening their manuscripts
  • A proactive approach to working with the Publisher, ASHE Publications Committee, and ASHE Executive Director to sustain smooth operation of the journal
  • Appropriate support for the journal at editor’s place of employment
Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience as an assistant or associate editor of an education-related journal
  • A flexible work schedule

Application Procedures

Nominations, applications and relevant materials should be sent to:

Dr. Jason Gilbeau, Executive Director
Association for the Study of Higher Education

Applicants should electronically submit:

  • A letter of application describing their qualifications for the position with respect to the requirements and expectations stated above.
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae,
  • Up to three representative copies of scholarly publications.
  • A letter of institutional support from the their department chair/dean/provost, as appropriate, clarifying the nature of institutional support that will be provided (e.g., graduate assistant, office space, course release).
  • The names and contact information of three academic references.
Applications received by April 12, 2019 are assured full consideration, although applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Questions about the editorship should be directed to Professor Ana Martínez Alemán,  Chair of the RHE Search Committee at ana.martinez-aleman@bc.edu or to Lisa R. Lattuca, Chair of the ASHE Publications Committee, at llatt@umich.edu .

Search Committee Members
Ana Martínez Alem
án, Ed.D., Chair
Professor; Associate Dean, Faculty & Academic Affairs, Boston College

Regina Deil-Amen, Ph.D.
Professor of Education Policy Studies & Practice, University of Arizona

Jerlando Jackson, Ph.D.
Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and the Director and Chief Research Scientist of Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Susan Jones, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Educational Studies, The Ohio State University

Scott Thomas, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Education and Social Services (CESS) at the University of Vermont

Robert Reason, Ph.D., Publications Committee Representative
Professor of Student Affairs and Higher Education at Iowa State University

ASHE Publications Committee Members
Lisa R. Lattuca, Chair
University of Michigan

Lori Patton Davis, ASHE Immediate Past President
Indiana University

Manuel González Canche
University of Pennsylvania

Robert Reason
Iowa State University

Anne-Marie Nuñez
The Ohio State University

Gary Pike, Editor, Review of Higher Education
Indiana University

ASHE Board of Directors
The list of ASHE Board Members can be found at https://www.ashe.ws/boardofdirectors

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