Ends on February 23, 2018

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

To download a Word version of the complete application: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L8WmBWqo8Ql0wWsyB3iTTmhVoFBtmrCgwIS_GKt1804/edit?usp=sharing

All sections of the application must be received by Monday, February 19, 2018, at 5:00 pm--with the only exception that recommendation letters may be received up until Friday, February 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm 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, you 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 48 hours to return these assignments to HER. Given the 48 hour turnaround time, please plan accordingly when scheduling the interview.

Although we prefer submission of the application via the online system, the complete application (available for download here) may also be submitted in hard copy and can be mailed or delivered to:

Harvard Educational Review
Attn: Selection Committee
8 Story St, 1st Fl.
Cambridge, MA 02138


  • 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 2018-2020 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 the first week of May.

You may e-mail questions to Celia Reddick and Sarah A. Rendón García (the current Board Co-Chairs) at creddick@g.harvard.edu and rendongarcia@g.harvard.edu.

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; can the candidate understand and respect authors through the academic writing process and product, and engage with the manuscript?

3. Collaboration: ability to work on teams, most work done in pairs, need to be able to 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, new ways of thinking

4. Contribute to the Board’s overall composition: goal is to have a breadth of knowledge in all areas of education; want 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: taking seriously the work of the Board; respect for the Board, for the authors, for the work we do together

6. Commitment to Board: Two-year commitment
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