Subject: RRQ Editor Search


                        International Reading Association
                       800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139
                Newark, DE 19714-8139



June 1, 2000


Dear Colleague:

The Association is currently conducting a search to fill the position of
editor of Reading Research Quarterly.

Reading Research Quarterly is a peer-reviewed journal published by the
Association as a service to those interested in research in literacy.  The
journal is intended as an open forum for original and innovative research.
It is sent to over 12,000 subscribers throughout the world. Reading
Research Quarterly is a leading forum for the exchange of information and
opinion on theory, research, and practice in literacy.

We invite you to assist the Association in publicizing the search for the
editor.  The deadline for applications is September 15, 2000.  Attached is
a copy of the position announcement, which will be published in
forthcoming issues of Reading Today and Reading Research Quarterly.
Please do not hesitate to circulate or post copies of the announcement.

Individuals interested in the position should view the announcement and
other supporting materials on the Associations Web site www.reading.org
before applying.  For more information about the search process, contact
Kate Tyler Wall, Editorial Director, Journals, International Reading
Association, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139, USA;
e-mail, [log in to unmask]; telephone 1-302-731-1600, extension 243.

Thank you for letting your colleagues know about this opportunity to serve
the profession and the Association.

Sincerely,



Joan M. Irwin
Director of Publications



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John Readence, Editor ([log in to unmask])-(phone: 702-895-4217)
Diane Barone, Editor ([log in to unmask])-(phone: 702-784-4961-EXT. 2000)
David Moore, Book Review Editor ([log in to unmask])-(phone: 602-543-6333)
John Unger, Editorial Associate ([log in to unmask])-(phone:702-895-4217)
Roni Jo Draper, Editorial Assistant ([log in to unmask])
                    RRQ FAX: 702-895-4353

Reading Research Quarterly editor search begins

The International Reading Association invites applications from qualified members for the position of Editor for Reading Research Quarterly. This volunteer position has a term of 6 years; year 1 overlaps with the current editorial team; years 2 through 6 are the 5 volume years of the journal for which the new editor provides material. The new editor¹s term begins September 1, 2001 and concludes on September 1, 2007; the term covers volume years 2003-2007. Applications will be considered for one editor who may appoint one associate editor or for two editors who will function as coeditors. 
      Reading Research Quarterly is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Association as a service to those interested in research in literacy.  The journal is intended as an open forum for original and innovative research. It is sent to over 12,000 subscribers throughout the world.
        Nearly 100,000 literacy and reading professionals in 100 countries belong to the International Reading Association, which represents more than 350,000 individuals and institutions through affiliated councils worldwide. Reading Research Quarterly is a leading forum for the exchange of information and opinion on theory, research, and practice in literacy.
The search will be conducted in three phases. The first phase requires individuals to submit a letter of application, résumé, and names of references. Applicants who are short-listed from phase 1 will be asked to participate in the second phase of the search, which requires responses to a range of editorial tasks. In the third phase, applicants selected as finalists will be interviewed at Association headquarters.
Copies of the editor¹s job description and other support documents are available on the Association¹s Web site: www.reading.org. These materials should be reviewed prior to application.
Phase 1 applicants must send the following materials in electronic form on or before September 15, 2000 to be assured of consideration:

Letter of application
Submit a 3-page letter describing professional and personal attributes that qualify the individual for the position and defining your editorial philosophy for the journal.
Provide an indication of institutional support.

Résumé
Submit a 3-page statement listing professional and administrative experiences relevant to the position.

References:
Submit the names of three individuals who are familiar with your academic qualifications, professional experience, and management skills. Provide complete information about each individual named as a reference: name, position, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, business telephone number, and fax number.

Submission Instructions:
Send materials electronically in the form of ".rtf" or ".doc" attachments to an e-mail addressed to Kate Tyler Wall, Editorial Director, Journals, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139, USA; e-mail address, [log in to unmask].

The RRQ editor is responsible for the academic content of the journal and professional leadership in obtaining appropriate material that represents a variety of research methodologies. The editorship is a volunteer position that receives a stipend of US$5,000.00 per year and reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the Annual Convention and annual Publications Committee meetings. The Association helps support an editorial office at the editor's institution.
The Association seeks individuals with a strong commitment to excellence in research and a broad perspective on research paradigms. Applicants should be in a situation that allows them adequate time to handle the work of the journal without compromising their responsibilities in their salaried positions. The applicants should possess these qualifications:
member of the International Reading Association
established program of research and publications
research activity within the past 5 years
editorial experience
interest in interdisciplinary research and worldwide literacy issues
effective interpersonal and communication skills
effective management, organization, and electronic communication skills

The first year of the term will overlap with the final year of the current editors' term. During this period the new editor will organize the editorial office, set up the peer review process, and begin to receive manuscripts.
For more information about the search process, contact Kate Tyler Wall, Editorial Director, Journals, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139, USA; e-mail, [log in to unmask]; telephone 1-302-731-1600, extension 243.


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Norman A. Stahl
Professor and Chair
Literacy Education
GH 223
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: (815) 753-9032
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