TPS Collective Seeks New Notes from the Field Editor

Corona portable Typewriter used by Milman Parry and Albert Lord, from the Albert and Louise Lord Collection, University of Missouri.

The Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Collective is seeking a new Associate Editor for the Notes from the Field blog.

Notes from the Field is a peer-reviewed blog that highlights practical lessons from the front lines of teaching with primary sources. The blog solicits and hosts posts that explore the theory and practice of teaching with primary sources. Posts may come from educators and practitioners from all types of institutions and teaching environments. 

The Associate Editor position is one of three members of the Notes from the Field editorial team. Under the guidance of the Lead Editor, the Associate Editor will be responsible for determining the direction of the blog, soliciting new posts, communicating with blog contributors, providing feedback on submissions, formatting posts for publication, and facilitating communication between contributors and peer reviewers. Associate Editors also serve as peer reviewers when the need arises and attend TPS Facilitation Team meetings as available.

Currently, Notes from the Field offers posts in two series: Practical How-To, and Reflective Practice, but the editorial team will be responsible for guiding the direction and development of additional series.

Members of the editorial team will be expected to uphold the TPS Collective’s community values, which can be found on the TPS Collective website. In particular, the editorial team seeks to nurture and create a community that is inclusive of all regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, or stage of professional development. With that in mind, members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply to this position.

This is a volunteer position with a term of three years beginning July 1, 2021. Associate editors can expect to devote approximately 2-5 hours per month to this work.

Applicants should submit a statement of interest including any past experience editing, a short writing sample of 500 words or fewer, and a resume/CV. Applications and any questions should be sent to the current Lead Editor, Maureen Maryanski, at Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 28 and reviewed by the current editorial team.