Julia Davies and Cathy Burnett’s term as editors of Literacy is coming to a close and we are seeking replacements to continue developing the quality of content and international scope of the journal, building upon their excellent editorship. The successful candidates will work in a joint capacity from November 2014. Literacy is a peer refereed journal for all those interested in the study of literacy in the broadest sense. Its readers and its authors come from a wide range of professional backgrounds: teacher education, research, teaching, and policy making. The Journal is published in three issues per annum, with occasional special issues. The successful candidates for the position of Editor will be recognised internationally for his or her achievements in this area and have a good track record of publications and presentations at conferences. They will also have an extensive international network of contacts, so that the profile of the Journal can continue to be developed. The ideal people will possess the following skills and knowledge:
- Broad knowledge of research and practice in this area.
- Sound judgement about the conduct of diverse forms of research.
- Excellent written and verbal communication.
- Ability to work to tight deadlines.
The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, although this can be extended at the discretion of UKLA. There are three issues of Literacy each year. The editor is responsible to UKLA and the Editorial Board of Literacy and works closely with Wiley who publish the journal worldwide. The editor should be a member of UKLA at the time of taking up the post. Closing date: 4.00 pm May 19th, 2014. Interviews will take place on June 4th in London. For more details,, download the job specification below, visit the Literacy page on this website here or email firstname.lastname@example.org