Call for Nominations: Editor-in-Chief

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Editor-in-Chief of the American Mathematical Society blog On Teaching and Learning Mathematics. The Society seeks a college or university mathematician or mathematics educator with at least five years of experience. Applicants should be familiar with issues in mathematics education at both the postsecondary and K-12 level, and have ideas for contributors who can write knowledgeably about those issues from a variety of pedagogical and institutional perspectives.

The Editor-in-Chief is assisted by a board of Contributing Editors, selected by the Editor-in-Chief, who help to create the contents of the blog and solicit material for publication. The goal for this blog is to stimulate reflection and dialogue by providing mathematicians with high-quality commentary and resources regarding teaching and learning. This blog serves as a big tent, giving voice to multiple contributors representing a wide range of ideas. The AMS provides support to this mission through social media promotion.

The responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief are: to create and maintain an annual publication schedule (typically 24 articles per year), edit/review/approve articles prior to publication (in collaboration with editorial board members), solicit or write between 4 and 6 articles per year, lead editorial board conference calls, and recruit new editorial board members when needed. The average time commitment is 2-4 hours per week.

Nominations and applications should be sent to web-editor@ams.org by September 15, 2017, and should include the following information regarding the nominee/applicant: name, contact information, curriculum vitae, and past editorial and/or blog experience. Applicants are encouraged to submit a statement discussing the direction they would like to take the blog in the future.

Note from Ben Braun, current Editor-in-Chief:

Since we began On Teaching and Learning Mathematics in June 2014, I have had an amazing experience working with fantastic editorial board members and contributing authors. I believe that the commitment to excellence by our board members and contributors is the reason our blog attracts over 5,000 unique page views every month. For anyone who is interested in deepening their knowledge regarding the teaching and learning of mathematics, and in contributing to the improvement of postsecondary mathematics education, I encourage you to apply for this position.

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