2014–16 Call for Nominations:
Music Educators Journal Editorial Committee Members,
Associate Editor, and Advisory Committee Members
The Music Educators Journal seeks nominations for nine (9) new members of the Editorial Committee and five (5) new members of the Advisory Committee. Duties begin July 1, 2014. Members of the Editorial and Advisory Committees serve for four years.
Note: The following nomination cycle (for terms beginning July 2016) will include both four-year and two-year terms for Advisory Committee members.
The MEJ additionally seeks nominations for the new position of Associate Editor. The successful nominee will serve on the Editorial Committee, whether as a continuing or newly-appointed member. The normal Editorial Committee member term limit of four years will be waived. For this term only (beginning 2014), the Associate Editor position is open to new Editorial Committee members and those whose terms are slated to end in 2014. The successful nominee will serve as Associate Editor for a six-year term beginning July 1, 2014.
- Be a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
- Be an active or former music educator (preK through college) committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and research, evidenced by active participation in the field of music education.
- Have the expertise and time commitment necessary to carry out duties as described.
- Document sustained interest and publication in music education.
- Editorial Committee and Associate Editor nominees:
- Must have a record of publication in MEJ or similar journals.
- Must be able to attend Editorial Committee meetings during the biennial NAfME conferences (2016 and 2018).
- May or may not have served as an Advisory Committee member.
- Associate Editor nominees:
- In addition to the items above, nominees should have previously served on a formal editorial committee (not as an ad hoc reviewer).
- Advisory Committee nominees:
- Should have a record of publication in MEJ or similar journals, including state MEA journals.
- Should maintain regular attendance at state MEA and regional NAfME conferences.
- It is anticipated that Advisory Committee members may, upon successful completion of a term, place their names in nomination for membership on the Editorial Committee.
- Act as reviewer of manuscripts submitted to MEJ in a blind online review process.
- Uphold and elevate the scholarly rigor and practical application of MEJ. The MEJ is the field’s preeminent practitioner journal and is the most widely distributed music education publication in the world.
- Consider all valid scholarly perspectives and respond with thorough written reviews of manuscripts in a timely manner.
- Editorial Committee members can anticipate reviewing a minimum of one or two manuscripts per month, and Advisory Committee members can anticipate reviewing approximately one manuscript every two to three months.
- Advisory Committee members, though not required to attend, will be encouraged to attend any regularly scheduled meetings of the Editorial Committee, and will be invited to participate fully in editorial deliberations at these meetings.
- The Associate Editor will complete all responsibilities commensurate with membership on the Editorial Committee. In addition, the Associate Editor will assist both the Editor and the Academic Editor as requested.
- All applicants:
- Submit all nomination materials electronically. All materials must appear within the body of the email text or attached as Word or PDF documents (.doc or .pdf). Other formats will not be accepted. Documents will be distributed to current members of the Editorial Committee for consideration.
- Provide a letter indicating your interest in the position and a statement that you can fulfill the required duties.
- Editorial Committee applicants:
- Provide a vitae that characterizes your qualifications for the position. This document must be limited to four pages. If longer documents are submitted, only the first four pages will be considered for the application.
- Obtain a letter of nomination, sent directly to the email address below, from a nationally recognized individual in music teacher education. This letter should speak to your qualifications to serve in this specific capacity.
- Provide a copy of a manuscript that you feel best represents characteristics of your writing appropriate to service on the MEJ Editorial Committee. A published article is preferred but not required.
- Provide a one-paragraph statement expressing your view of MEJ’s role in the profession, what you would like MEJ to become, and what you think MEJ should avoid becoming.
- Associate Editor applicants:
- Complete all application materials listed above for Editorial Committee applicants.
- Obtain a letter of nomination, sent directly to the email address below, from the Editor of a journal for which you have served on an editorial committee. This letter should candidly address the following characteristics of your service to that journal: (1) punctuality, (2) collegiality, (3) quality of reviews, and (4) contribution to the journal’s mission.
- Advisory Committee applicants:
- Provide a resume, limited to two pages, that characterizes your qualifications for the position, including a list of any publications you have authored.
- Obtain a letter of nomination, sent directly to the email address below, from someone who is professionally acquainted with your work as a music educator. This letter should speak to your qualifications to serve in this specific capacity.
- Provide a one-paragraph statement about an MEJ article published in 2013 that you found to be especially helpful.
Email the application materials by Friday, February 7, 2014 to:
Patrick K. Freer
Academic Editor and Chair, Music Educators Journal
Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education
Georgia State University, PO Box 4097, Atlanta, GA 30302, USA