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Expression of Interest

The highly ranked journal of the AASW, Australian Social Work, is seeking expressions of interest from AASW members for two positions on its Editorial Board.

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.

Role and responsibilities

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

  • Contribute towards efforts in maintaining and enhancing 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 and its publisher 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 their 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,
  • Participate in risk management training periodically as arranged by the AASW

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
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide critical reviews of manuscripts to ensure publications meet international standards of scholarship
  • High level communication skills and capacity to work effectively as a member of the Editorial Board.
  • Capacity to contribute to the ongoing development of editorial policies and content of the Journal.
  • Residency in Australia
  • Current membership of the AASW and record of continuous membership of the AASW over the previous 12 months.

Additional information

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Workers and Social Workers with skills in quantitative research methodology are encouraged to apply.

The appointment is for an initial two-year term, with potential for renewal for a subsequent three-year term. The position requires a commitment of 4 to 5 hours per month.

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 via email to [email protected] by Friday 31 March 2023 COB.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers