Search for In The Trenches Editor

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) is seeking a new Editor for our In The Trenches (ITT) quarterly publication. After 3 years of exemplary service, ITT Editor Margaret Crowder announced this past spring that she would step down as editor. The transition to the new editor is expected to occur during the editing of the January 2020 issue.

In the Trenches is a quarterly print and digital publication for NAGT members designed to provide a forum for geosciences education dialog targeting educators in the classroom. It provides a venue for contributors to inform members about their best teaching ideas, resources or other special topics relevant to our profession that do not lend themselves to more research-focused journals. The idea is to provide a more informal outlet for ideas and experiences that can inform the larger community.

The ITT Editor is primarily responsible for the accuracy and the integrity of the ITT articles, and is assisted by the Managing Editor. As head of this publication, the editor is positioned to help authors publish informative, accessible and entertaining articles. The ITT Editor should have broad interests, good communication skills and wide contacts in the field, in addition to enthusiasm for ITT. Also needed is the ability to persuade people to contribute, organizational skills including self-motivation to manage the publication schedule, and a commitment to devote the necessary time to the effort. Except for travel support to the NAGT Executive Committee spring meeting, the position is unpaid.

Duties include:

  • Making guiding decisions about content and selecting themes for issues.
  • Soliciting articles from potential authors, or fielding submissions through the In The Trenches online submission form.
  • Working with authors, the managing editor, and occasional guest or associate editors to edit articles and prepare them for publication.
  • Reviewing the layout for each issue prior to press.
  • Working with members of the NAGT Executive Committee to think creatively and make modifications to the format, delivery modes, and other aspects of the publication as necessary.
  • Serving as an ex officio member of the NAGT Executive Committee.

The total time commitment is approximately 20-30 hours per issue, four times per year, plus time spent attending NAGT Executive committee meetings. If you are interested in connecting and working with creative individuals from a broad range of geoscience disciplines and having an opportunity to bring to light some of the newest and most interesting teaching strategies and resources, consider being a part of this important NAGT publication.

For a complete description of ITT, see the ITT home page. For additional information about the position, contact itt_editor_search@serc.carleton.edu. Consideration of applications will begin September 13, 2019, with interviews continuing until the position is filled.

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