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Expressions of interest

The highly regarded journal of the AASW, Australian Social Work, is seeking expressions of interest from members for a position on its Editorial Board by close of business, Friday 22 September 2017.

Member of the Editorial Board – Australian Social Work

Editorial Board members play an active role in attending meetings of the Editorial Board, reviewing manuscripts and contributing to the ongoing development of editorial policies and the direction of the Journal.

The appointment is for a three-year term, with potential for renewal, and will require a minimum commitment of 10 hours per month. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social workers are encouraged to apply as are social workers with skills and interests in promoting scholarly publication through social media.

Role and responsibilities

AASW members who join Australian Social Work’s Editorial Board agree to:

  • contribute towards efforts in maintaining and exceeding the journal’s high editorial and operational standards as a core social work journal
  • provide suggestions and recommendations to the editor and publisher staff for continuous quality improvement
  • be available to offer editorial advice to the Editor/s as required
  • advocate on behalf of the journal in an effort to recruit readers, authors, peer reviewers, board members, and other potential partners
  • represent and advocate for the journal at social work-related conferences and symposia, at the university or agency, and in their capacity as a member of related trade or professional associations and organisations
  • undertake reviews of articles as requested by the Editor, typically 4-6 per year.

The successful applicant

The successful applicant will:

  • have a substantial record of publication in high quality national or international peer reviewed journals in social work or related areas of scholarship
  • have demonstrated capacity to provide critical reviews of manuscripts to ensure publications meet international standards of scholarship
  • have high level communication skills and capacity to work effectively as a member of the Editorial Board.
  • have the capacity to contribute to the ongoing development of editorial policies and content of the Journal.
  • be an Australian resident
  • be a current member of the AASW with a record of continuous membership of the AASW over the previous 12 months.

Additional information

If you would like more information, please email the Chair of the Editorial Board, Dr Rosalie Pockett, or the Editor, Associate Professor Fiona McDermott.

How to apply

Send your expression of interest, addressing how you can contribute to the Australian Social Work Editorial Board, and a copy of your curriculum vitae, to AASW recruitment by close of business, Friday 22 September 2017.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers