The TPS Collective seeks a new Associate Editor for Notes from the Field

The Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Collective is seeking a new Associate Editor for Notes from the Field, a peer-reviewed blog that highlights practical lessons from the front lines of teaching with primary sources.

The blog solicits and hosts content that explores the theory and practice of teaching with primary sources. Posts may come from educators and practitioners from all types of institutions and teaching environments including libraries, archives, museums, university classrooms, and more.

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.

The editorial team is responsible for guiding the direction of the blog and for planning future thematic series and collaborations. 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, 2024. 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, Danielle Gilman at Danielle.Gilman@UConn.edu. Applications will be accepted until Monday, June 3, 2024, and will be reviewed by the current editorial team.