DLD Call for Nominations for Editor for term 1/1/2022 to 12/31/2024

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The Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD), seeks applications for a new Editor of Learning Disabilities Research and Practice (LDRP) for a three year term beginning January 1, 2022. The new editor would experience a transition period in summer/fall 2021, with details to be worked out with the current Editor. The Editor is considered an Ex-Officio member of the DLD Executive Committee.  A Co-Editor team will also be considered.

LDRP provides a forum for presentation of current research in the field of learning disabilities and acts as a vehicle for dissemination of information important to practitioners in the field. Because learning disabilities is a multidisciplinary field of study, LDRP publishes articles addressing the nature and characteristics of children and adults with learning disabilities, attention-deficit hyperactive disorder, program development, assessment practices, and instruction from multiple perspectives. In so doing, LDRP provides valuable information to professionals involved in diverse disciplines including special education, school psychology, counseling, reading, and medicine. Two sections—research and practice—are distinguished with respect to content and manuscript style.

Nominations for the position of Editor (or Co-Editors), including self-nominations, should be sent to DLD’s Publication and Communications Committee Chair, Kristen Beach at kbeach4@uncc.edu by November 1, 2020. Please include “LDR&P Nomination for Editor” in the subject field of the email.

Candidates will be contacted in November 2020 and asked to submit the following by January 1, 2021: (1) Vision statement for the journal, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) Name and contact information for three references, and (4) Letter documenting institutional support for assuming Editorship. If applying as Co-Editors, each Co-Editor should submit an application and should indicate intent to co-edit the journal within the application. Interviews with finalists will be conducted in February 2021, with decisions communicated by late Spring 2021. The new Editor(s) will work with the current Editor during a transition period in summer/fall 2021 and will assume the Editor role in January 2022.

The following criteria will be utilized when assessing candidates:

  • Commitment to the purpose of DLD: Especially related to support of a forum for discussion of issues facing the field of LD and to promote dissemination of LD related research findings, as expressed in the DLD Constitution.
  • Commitment to excellence and scholarship: A commitment to uphold and expand the scholarship, rigor, and reputation of the journal; serve as an advocate for the journal.
  • A clear, innovative vision for LDR&P: Commitment to continuous growth and leadership to move in new and innovative directions
  • Outstanding publication record in LD related area: Substantial publication record in LD related area.
  • Record of leadership in the field of LD: Demonstrated record of leadership on the national level LD related area. Ability to monitor and provide leadership to editorial board.
  • Prior demonstration of excellent management and organizational skills: Evidence of ability to lead and manage a team, meet deadlines, and organize major tasks.
  • Prior editorial experience: Previous experience as an Editor or Associate Editor of a scholarly journal is preferred. Experience reviewing for referred journals is required. Experience with electronic review systems and interfacing with publishers is desired.
  • Institutional support: Evidence of institutional support of the Editorship.