Call for Investigations in Mathematics Learning Editor Applications

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The Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML) has served the mathematics education community for 50 years, facilitating communications, research, and dissemination of knowledge among higher education faculty. The official journal of RCML, Investigations in Mathematics Learning (continuously published since 1978), is one of the most prestigious journals among mathematics educators. Currently, RCML is soliciting applications for the position of Editor of Investigations in Mathematics Learning, for the term June 1, 2023, to December 31, 2026. The Executive Board of RCML plans to select the new Editor during the spring of 2023, followed by a six-month Editor mentorship with the current editorial team.  Prospective applicants for the three-year term of Editor need to provide the Search Committee with evidence of the following:

  1. Strong professional commitment to the editorial role of a major international professional journal.
  2. Appropriate professional background knowledge and experience in mathematics education that demonstrates scholarly work in a multitude of mathematics education areas.
  3. History of being punctually responsive in the role of reviewer or editor with academic journals.
  4. Available logistical support to produce a quality journal punctually, including the time required for accomplishing the duties of the Editor (e.g., institutional support – minimum 50% release time for Editor, 50% secretarial support), adequate office space, accepted procedures to update the Vice President on Publications on budgetary matters.
  5. Sound organizational, administrative, and communication skills.
  6. Personal commitment to the mission of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning.
  7. Proven editorial abilities and experience, including the capability to work cooperatively with other professionals.
  8. Plan for constructing a cohesive and productive editorial team including the names of two to three possible associate editors to be appointed for the same term. 
  9. Vitas that highlight scholarly work and editorial experiences for both applicant and the recommended associate editors.

The Research Council on Mathematics Learning typically awards the editorship as a grant/contract to the host institution. RCML characteristically provides the Investigations in Mathematics Learning editor with at least $1,000 annual support as well as pays the expenses of the Editor to attend the Annual Conference of RCML. In addition, RCML will provide a $1,000 honorarium to an assistant to the editor each fiscal year(RCML FY is July 1-June 30).

Submitted proposals should describe specifically the Editorial Office operations, the composition of the internal Editorial Board specific to mathematics education, and the planned resource utilization procedures. Submit the proposal addressing each of the nine points listed above, with appropriate documentation, to Dr. Colleen M. Eddy, Vice-President for Publications, [email protected], by March 31, 2023. Finalists will be interviewed via conference call in April 2023.