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Call for Editorial Fellowship Nominations for Scholars from Historically Excluded Groups

Submitted by AFAM on Sat, 02/03/2024 - 1:26am
Journal of Applied Psychology Call for Editorial Fellowship Nominations for Scholars from Historically Excluded Groups

Application Deadline: March 7, 2024

The editorial leadership team for Journal of Applied Psychology seeks nominations for 5 editorial fellowship positions for early-career scholars (ECSs) from historically excluded groups. Fellows serve one 12-month term beginning June 1, 2024. The position includes an honoraria stipend of $1,000 USD per fellow.

In service of APA's recent resolutions to address systemic racism in psychology, this fellowship program seeks to elevate leadership opportunities for ECSs from historically excluded groups, particularly Black, Indigenous, and other scholars of color, as well as members from other communities (e.g., LGTBQ+ individuals, individuals with disabilities, individuals from the Global South) which have been historically excluded from leadership opportunities in research and publishing.

Fellowships are open to qualified candidates from historically excluded groups who have completed their Ph.D (or equivalent) and are no more than 10 years postdoctoral. Candidates may hold a position at the rank of associate professor or assistant professor (or equivalent, such as a research scientist). Qualified candidates must have experience conducting peer reviews. Expertise in topics of cultural and ethnic diversity is desirable. We also look for evidence of a broad perspective, good judgment, exceptional communication skills, and strong management skills, as well as a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The fellows will work closely with the journal's Editor or one of the Associate Editors to develop their editorial leadership skills. Each fellow will be mentored through the editorial process on approximately 6 manuscripts over the course of the year. This process will include working with an associate editor on screening manuscripts for appropriateness, identifying reviewers, making an editorial decision based on reviews, and shepherding the manuscript through to publication if accepted.

The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in monthly meetings with their mentor to ensure goals are met. Most of these meetings will be video teleconferences, although in-person meetings at scientific conferences are also possible.

Fellows will be credited on the journal masthead and, upon successful completion of the fellowship, will be considered for the journal's editorial board, if not currently on the editorial board.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should complete a brief Qualtrics survey (or cut and paste this link your browser: which will ask them to upload a letter of interest and their CV in a single Word or PDF file. Applications are due March 7, 2024. Appointments will be made in April 2024 and positions will begin June 1, 2024.
Lillian T. Eby, Ph.D.
Editor, Journal of Applied Psychology