Communiqué

Position Opening: Editor-Elect of School Psychology Forum

Volume 44 Issue 1

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Publications Committee is conducting a search for editor-elect ofSchool Psychology ForumSchool Psychology Forum is the electronic "research to practice" journal of NASP.

The appointment will be made by late fall 2015. The selected individual will serve as editor-elect from January-December 2016 and as editor from January 2017-December 2019. The editor and four associate editors are eligible to receive honoraria in accordance with NASP fiscal policy. The 3-year appointment as editor is renewable.

The editor of School Psychology Forum is responsible for (a) processing and evaluating manuscripts, (b) evaluating and selecting proposals, (c) maintaining overall quality control and content of the journal, (d) coordinating with the NASP office regarding fiscal management of the journal, (e) coordinating preproduction activities, including copyediting and page design, (f) selecting and evaluating the members of the Editorial Advisory Board, (g) selecting and coordinating the work of the associate editors, and (h) communicating regularly with the leadership of NASP.

School Psychology Forum represents one of the activities within NASP's Information Services Program. The editor is a member of the NASP Publications Committee, is responsible to the chair of the NASP Publications Committee, and has the assistance of the NASP staff for Web posting and marketing. Funds are provided for an editorial assistant to handle manuscript submission and workflow.

Letters of intent and application materials should be sent to: Kara McGoey, Chair, NASP Publications Committee,mcgoeyK@duq.edu. A letter indicating intent to submit an application for the position should be sent electronically by September 30, 2015.

Application materials for the editor-elect position, as listed below, must be submitted electronically or sent as an e-mail attachment by no later than October 15, 2015.

  • A current and comprehensive vita including all professional publications, activities in professional organizations, professional memberships, academic preparation, employment history, and related experience.
  • A description of any previous experience and evidence of editorial activities.
  • A statement of the applicant's suggested approaches to the task of editing the School Psychology Forum. For example:
    • Projections regarding future trends in school psychology
    • Future content and format of the School Psychology Forum
    • Plans for implementing future editorial responsibilities, including communication with authors and contacts with the Publications Committee and leadership/membership of NASP.
  • A description of the applicant's institutional/employment responsibilities if he or she were to accept the position of editor. That is, the applicant should provide information about the amount of commitment that can be made to editorial responsibilities. The applicant should be as specific as possible regarding obligations and responsibilities of his or her employment and their potential impact on activities required for editor of School Psychology Forum.
  • Verification by an appropriate institutional official of agreed upon arrangements for the applicant's work as editor ofSchool Psychology Forum. A letter must be included from the applicant's immediate supervisor or higher administrative official documenting institutional support and any special arrangements that may be made if the applicant is appointed as editor (e.g., availability of editorial or graduate assistants).
  • Four letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's professional and personal qualifications, one of which specifically addresses the applicant's editorial experience.
  • A statement that the applicant is a regular member in good standing of the National Association of School Psychologists.

Applications should not exceed 10 double-spaced pages. However, appendices and/or supporting documents are welcome.

Applications will be screened and selected applicants will be interviewed by a search committee during September 2015 thru December 2015. Appointment of editor-elect will be made by the NASP president, with approval of the NASP Board of Directors, by January 2016.

Individuals interested in applying for the position are encouraged to contact Steve Shaw (schoolpsychforum@gmail.com); Kara McGoey (mcgoeyk@duq.edu), chair of the NASP Publications Committee; or Lisa Kelly Vance (lkelly-vance@onomaha.edu), strategic liaison, with questions about responsibilities, resources, or the application process.