The Search for a new IMHJ Editor-in-Chief is underway.
The Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) and the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) wish to express their deepest appreciation for Paul Spicer’s work as Editor-in-Chief of the Infant Mental Health Journal (IMHJ). Paul has been an exceptional editor, broadening the reach of scientific contributions to the IMHJ and strengthening the depth of articles as they apply in meaningful ways to interdisciplinary practice. Paul will continue as the Editor-in-Chief through Volume 40, with the new editor joining him in July of 2019, and assuming responsibility for Volume 41 in October of 2019.
Sheryl Goldberg, Executive Director of MI-AIMH, owner of the IMHJ, has asked Nichole Paradis, a MI-AIMH member, WAIMH member, and Executive Director of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health®, to serve as Chairperson of the Search Committee. The Search Committee is composed of past editors of the IMHJ, representatives from MI-AIMH and representatives from WAIMH.
The position of Editor-in-Chief of the IMHJ requires:
- A broad and strong interdisciplinary knowledge base from which to understand research, policy, clinical work, and practice in the field of infant mental health
- Capacity to enter into and sustain working relationships with professionals including academics, researchers, clinicians, interventionists and others representing the infant mental health community across disciplines and around the world
- Capacity to build and sustain an interdisciplinary editorial team with representation across the world
- Understanding of editorial tasks including ability to make decisions about papers to be reviewed, knowledge with the editorial team of appropriate reviewers, organizational skills to handle submissions efficiently, confidence to expect reviewers to submit reviews in a timely manner, ability to make clear decisions about papers to accept, revise, or reject, ability to work with an interdisciplinary editorial board, and creativity to plan and solicit special issues to move the field of infant mental health forward in new directions
- A 5-year commitment, beginning October 1 of 2019-September 30 of 2024.
Note: The Editor-in-Chief will receive a stipend for the editorial office.
The APPLICATION DEADLINE is December 15, 2018
THE DECISION WILL BE MADE BY April 1, 2019
The NEW EDITOR WILL BEGIN July 1, 2019 AND WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH THE CURRENT EDITOR UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 2019
Please address any questions you have regarding the position or the application process to the Chair of the Search Committee, Nichole Paradis at: nparadis(at)allianceaimh.org
If you are interested in applying for the position of Editor-in-Chief of the Infant Mental Health Journal, please submit the following information by e-mail to Nichole Paradis, Chair of the IMHJ Search Committee, nparadis(at)allianceaimh.org:
- Letter expressing your interest in the position, relevant experiences, qualifications for the position, and vision for future for growth and development of the IMHJ
- Your vita/resume, with contact information including mailing address, e-mail address(es), phone number, and fax
- Contact information for 2 people familiar with your work