CALL FOR JOURNAL EDITOR: CANADIAN MUSIC EDUCATOR
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The Canadian Music Educators’ Association/L’Association canadienne des musiciens éducateurs (CMEA/ACME) seeks applicants for the position of Editor for the Association’s journal, Canadian Music Educator/Musiciens Éducateurs au Canada (CME). Potential applicants should note that this is a volunteer position.
Deadline: May 1, 2013 or until an Editor is named. The term of the appointment is four years or 16 publications and begins July 1, 2013. An editor may apply for re-appointment for a further term.
CME, the official voice of the CMEA/ACME, is published quarterly. A high quality professional journal, CME publishes articles on a broad spectrum of topics, including research reports, successful teaching strategies, general practices, and current issues in music education. More details are available at: www.cmea.ca/
Qualification and Requirements
Key qualities sought for the position include:
- an established record of experience in music education;
- editorial experience;
- ability to attract respected experts to the editorial committee;
- managerial skills to oversee the publication cycle and meet deadlines;
- ability to lead a volunteer team of editors and contributors to produce a high quality, professional journal;
- ability to work effectively with publishing professionals; and
- fluency in English and French is an asset.
The journal editor oversees all matters pertaining to the publishing of the CME. Major responsibilities include:
- reporting to and collaborating with the CMEA/ACME Publications Advisory Committee (PAC) to provide a clear vision for the direction of the journal;
- soliciting articles on key themes, events, and other relevant topics;
- soliciting reviews on resources and recordings;
- editing and preparing all materials submitted for publication;
- collaborating with the Canadian music education community to best represent and challenge beliefs and practices;
- organizing and formatting the journal;
- working closely with the layout design manager and print shop to ensure the journal projects a professional and visually appealing image;
- working closely with advertising manager, PAC, and the CMEA/ACME board to ensure the journal operates in a fiscally solvent manner;
- ensuring that the journal is prepared for print and distribution in a timely and efficient manner; and
- providing a written annual report to the CMEA/ACME Board.
Applications should include:
1. Cover letter. This letter should include an expression of interest in the position, highlight background germane to the position, and a brief statement that outlines your vision and possible goals and/or directions for the journal. This statement may include an assessment of current strengths and/or weaknesses you perceive in the existing journal and suggestions regarding possible strategies for addressing these issues.
2. Curriculum vitae. The c.v. should include a complete list of your publications and editorial experience and identify particular areas of interest and expertise in music education.
3. Statement of institutional support. This position is a significant responsibility. Therefore, it is important that potential candidates consider and assess the feasibility of serving as editor in light of resources available. CMEA/ACME does not provide for salary, office space, or release time, but can provide some basic financial support for office resources. This support may include clerical assistance, office supplies, postage, software, and telephone. Support offered by institutions varies widely (e.g. release time, office support, recognition for service in performance reviews); therefore, potential candidates should discuss these issues with appropriate officials at their place of employment to ensure the feasibility of the application. A brief statement describing the level to which institutional support is available should be included. If the applicant is not employed where institutional support is possible a statement regarding how it will be feasible to be successful in this position should be included.
4. Two letters of support. These letters should be from recognized leaders in Canadian music education who can speak to your suitability for this position.
The Search Committee will review applications immediately after the deadline (May 1, 2013). Please send (via post, fax, or email) applications to:
Dr. Ed Wasiak
Chair, CMEA/ACME Publications Advisory Committee
Faculty of Education
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Dr.
Canada T1K 3M4
For further information contact Ed Wasiak by phone at (403) 329-2341 or email at email@example.com