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Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Harvard Educational Review Editorial Board.

Click HERE to download a Word version of the complete application.

Click HERE to download a Word version of the Recommendations section only.

All sections of the application must be received by Sunday, February 7, 2021, at 11:59 pm, US Eastern time--with the only exception that recommendation letters may be received up until Sunday, February 14, 2021, at 11:59 pm, US Eastern time at the very latest.

After submitting the application, a current board member will contact you to schedule a one-hour interview for late February or early March. (To do this, we will use an electronic sign-up process.) This interview is a required part of the application process.

Following the interview, we will send you editing tasks that simulate essential board work. You will have 3 days to return these assignments to HER. Given the quick turnaround, please plan accordingly when scheduling the interview.


● It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

● Applicants currently on academic probation are not eligible for selection to the HER Board.

● The HGSE faculty must approve all candidates invited to join the 2021-2023 Editorial Board. Thus, at some point during the selection process, the Board will receive advice from an appointed faculty committee.

● We expect to inform you of our decision by mid-April 2021.

● You may e-mail questions to Maya Holden Cohen, mayacohen@g.havard.edu, (current Development Editor and chair of recruitment for the 2020-2021 editorial board).

Criteria for Board Membership

The Board will review all aspects of an applicant’s candidacy. Criteria for selection to Board membership include:

1. Knowledge of a body of literature, field, and methodology

2. Critical thinking and analysis

· Ability to analyze articles, see strengths and weaknesses

· Understands and respects authors through the academic writing process and product

3. Collaboration

· Ability to work on teams, work in pairs, and make decisions collaboratively in work situations

· Ability to work in groups of 10-14 to decide matters of policy and manuscripts and contribute to that process

· Openness to new ideas and new ways of thinking

4. Contribute to the Board’s overall composition

· Adds to the board’s breadth of knowledge to achieve comprehensive expertise across a wide range of education areas

· Helps realize a well-rounded Board, with a variety of viewpoints and wide diversity of perspectives, background, and experience

5. Respect for and commitment to scholarly publishing

· Takes seriously the work of the Board

· Respect for the Board, for the authors, for the work we do together

6. Commitment to the Board

Two-year commitment starting May 2021 and ending June 2023

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