Call for Applications for Associate Editors & Editorial Board Members


Call for Associate Editors & Editorial Board Members

Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education (JETHE)

The Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education (JETHE) is an open access electronic peer-reviewed journal that advances the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) focused on institutions of higher education. Theoretical explorations, evidence-based studies, and praxis submissions are welcome.

Aims and Scope

Typically published twice per year, the journal seeks to foster the following:

  • Encourage critical conversations about SOTL from faculty members with international and/or interdisciplinary perspectives;
  • Contribute to conversations about differences in effective teaching practices among institutional contexts, including traditional and non-traditional learning environments (i.e., online/hybrid models; interdisciplinary programs; heterogeneous student populations);
  • Provide a forum for faculty and course instructors to reflect upon and share strategies, outcomes or projected outcomes, and recommendations resulting from their engagement with new, innovative, and/or revisioned teaching practices.

Call for Applications for Associate Editors & Editorial Board Members

To support our ongoing efforts, we are currently seeking individuals to join us for the positions of Associate Editor and Editorial Board Members. We are seeking a diverse group of scholars from different disciplines, different parts of the world, and different methodological expertise. All positions are voluntary. Please consider applying to serve in one of these roles and help us to shape the future of JETHE!

Associate Editors (2-3 positions; 3-year terms, renewable)

Associate Editors will work closely with Co-Editors (DeVita & Atkins) to manage the full review process for articles submitted to JETHE. We are also seeking Associate Editors who are interested in contributing to the development and evolution of the journal. Associate Editors will be expected to:

  • Meet regularly with Co-Editors;
  • Attend meetings with full editorial board and facilitate sessions as appropriate;
  • Provide insights and feedback on ways to improve processes, impacts, and other aspects of JETHE and its management.
  • Take primary responsibility for managing 5-7 articles per year from initial review through publication, including:
    • Assign reviewers and maintain communication about articles as needed,
    • Consult with editorial team about submissions,
    • Work with authors on subsequent manuscript development and revision, and
    • Work with copyeditor to finalize manuscripts before publication.

Associate Editors will also be asked to bring their expertise to JETHE and to contribute in ways that align with their professional experience and goals. For example, we welcome additional ideation and support around publicizing the journal, editorial board engagement, and evaluation of impact, among other topics.

Applications for Associate Editors are welcome from individuals with expertise in SOTL, including evidence of a consistent pattern of scholarly publications on topics related to teaching and learning. Associate Editors should also have experience with the review process for publication in scholarly journals. The interest letter required for this position should address these two points.

To apply:

  • Submit letter of interest and CV directly to on or before 11:59 pm EST on Friday, February 2, 2024

Editorial Board Members (4 positions with a 2-year appointment; 4 positions with a 3-year appointment; renewable for 3-year terms)

Editorial Board Members are invited to apply their expertise in terms of both discipline and methods to serve the journal in two capacities:

  • Editorial Board Members will assist with the review process by contributing to at least 1 article review per issue or 2 articles total per year.
    • Collaborate with Co-Editors and Associate Editors;
    • Communicate with reviewers as needed and appropriate;
    • Communicate with authors as needed and appropriate.
  • Editorial Board Members will provide critical feedback on the journal processes and impacts as part of regular editorial team meetings and engage in promotion.
    • Attend bi-annual meetings of editorial team;
    • Communicate with and provide feedback to editorial team members;
    • Assist with dissemination of journal publications and publicizing journal within field and/or location.

Applications for Editorial Board Members are welcome from individuals with various levels of expertise in SOTL. We are seeking diverse representation from academic fields, institutional type and location, and methodological expertise; thus, we are curious learn more about your background and rationale for serving on the editorial team for JETHE. The interest letter required for this position should summarize your background and discuss how you would contribute to the journal in ways that align with your professional expertise and/or goals.

To apply:

  • Submit letter of interest and CV directly to on or before 11:59 pm EST on Friday, February 2, 2024


Any questions about these opportunities, please reach out directly to the Co-Editors: James DeVita at or Anthony Atkins at