Applications now being sought for position of EDITOR for the Science Education Section for the journal Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

The Publications Committee of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) is seeking applications for Editor or Co-Editors for the Science Education section of the online journal, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE). The duration of appointment is three years, beginning in January, 2020, plus a half-year overlap with the current editor from July 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. The new editor will assume full editing responsibilities of the Science Education Section from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022.

The CITE Journal is an online, peer-reviewed journal, established and jointly sponsored by five professional associations (ASTE, AMTE, NCSS, CEE, and SITE). This is the only joint venture of this kind in the field of teacher education. Each professional association has sole responsibility for editorial review of articles in its discipline. The online journal format allows authors to demonstrate the technologies about which they are writing, including video and audio segments, animation, virtual reality, Web links, and simulations. The current issue of the journal may be accessed at

The CITE Science Education Section Editor must be a member in good standing of ASTE. This individual should have research expertise in science teacher education and applications of technology as well as experience in publishing and reviewing manuscripts for refereed professional educational journals. In addition, the editor will be expected to attend annual ASTE meetings and serve as an ex-officio member of the ASTE Publications Committee. Both U.S. and International members of ASTE are encouraged to apply.  CITE holds an annual editors meeting in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teachers Education ( Attendance is strongly encouraged.

Responsibilities for a CITE Science Education Section Editor include:    

·         Maintaining academic standards that are comparable to those of the Journal for Science Teacher Education.

·         Soliciting manuscripts for the CITE Science Education Section.

·         Assigning each manuscript submission a minimum of two review board members.

·         Making a decision on the manuscript based on reviewers’ comments and the disposition of the manuscript with respect to the purpose of the CITE journal, and communicating the decision with authors.

·         Identifying one to two articles for the Science Education Section in each issue of the CITE journal (Note: published quarterly, so four to eight articles per year).

·         Originating the call for and the selection of Editorial Review Board (ERB) members yearly.

·         Providing the ASTE publication committee the application materials for those applying to be ERB members, as well as a recommendation for whom to accept as an ERB member.  The ASTE publication committee reviews the applications and provides a recommendation to the ASTE Board of Directors for approval.

·         Ensuring that reviewers are thanked publicly on an annual basis.

·         Maintaining communication between CITE and ASTE.

·         Maintaining correspondence with CITE reviewers (including annual thank-you letters).

·         Communicating regularly with the ASTE Newsletter editor(s) to promote the CITE Journal with the ASTE membership.

·         Compiling statistics and maintain files as appropriate for the Science Education Section.

·         Working with the ASTE Publications Committee and Editors of other ASTE related publications to coordinate a “Publishing in Science Education” or “Publishing in ASTE journals” session at the annual ASTE conference.

·         Submitting semi-annual Board reports to ASTE through the Publications Committee.

·         Interacting regularly with CITE general Editors.

·         Attending quarterly editors’ meetings via conference call from CITE.

·         Participating annually in the NTLI technology award selection process.

Support for this position includes:

·         Complimentary registration to attend the annual SITE conference provided by the Society for Informational Technology and Teacher Education (SITE).

·         Complimentary membership in ASTE for each year of full editorial responsibilities.

·         A yearly stipend of $800 from ASTE .

Interested persons are encouraged to email their application materials to the Chairs of the ASTE Publications Committee (see below).  Full applications for the position are due June 14, 2019 and should include:

·         a cover letter describing your editorial experience and interest in this position,

·         a statement from your University/Institution detailing the support they are willing to provide you during your tenure in this position, and

·         a 2-3 page abbreviated Curriculum Vita for each applicant that illustrates experiences and expertise associated with the position.

Questions regarding this position may also be directed to the ASTE Publications Committee Co-chairs. 

Renee Schwartz

Georgia State University 

Meg Blanchard

North Carolina State University