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Call for Applications: Inaugural Editor, Applied Economics Teaching Resources

In January 2018, the AAEA Board of Directors approved a new, online, peer-reviewed publication series, Applied Economics Teaching Resources.  This series will establish a new home for case studies, classroom games, and other teaching resources of interest to agricultural and applied economists. 

The AAEA Board seeks a visionary editor to design and launch Applied Economics Teaching Resources.  With the goal of creating a high-quality publication, the editor will have broad latitude to shape what it looks like, how to attract contributions, and how to ensure quality outcomes.  For advice and assistance, the editor may rely upon a five-member editorial board that the editor may name, subject to approval by the AAEA Board.  The editorial board will include (but is not limited to) members of the AAEA sections on Agribusiness Economics and Management (AEM) and Teaching, Learning, and Communications (TLC).  The publication will be distributed through AgEconSearch, with a target launch date in spring 2019.  The AAEA will provide financial assistance to defray a portion of the editor’s time.

Start-up Timing

The AAEA Board will make its selection no later than August 5, 2018. The new editor should be prepared to begin a four-year term of editorial duties by October 1, 2018.  Please note that the editor must maintain AAEA membership throughout their period of service.

Applications

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2018.  They should include:

  • a brief statement of interest that includes the applicant’s record of scholarship, editorial philosophy and vision for success of Applied Economics Teaching Resources,
  • curriculum vitae (including descriptions of teaching and editorial work),

Optional:

  • statement of administrative support from the candidate’s department chair, dean or other appropriate administrative officer.

Applications should be sent electronically via PDF to Kristen McGuire, Executive Director, at kmcguire@aaea.org by April 1, 2018. Interested persons may contact AAEA President Scott Swinton (swintons@msu.edu) for further background.  Nominations of promising candidates are welcome.