Announcement of Vacancy
Editor – The Clinical Teacher

  • Are you passionate about providing easy access to the latest research, practice and thinking in clinical education across the health professions?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to lead a well-established global journal on its next stage of development?

ASME – The Association for the Study of Medical Education, invites applications for the position of Editor for their bi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal, The Clinical Teacher.  The Editor will succeed the incumbent, Jill Thistlethwaite in January 2021 but would be expected to begin prior to this date for handover and preparing the next issue in 2021.

The Clinical Teacher together with  Medical Education are the official journals of ASME. The Clinical Teacher is published online bimonthly. It is the journal for clinicians who teach and people who are involved in education in a health care setting.  It provides easy access to the latest research, practice and thinking in clinical education across the health professions, presented in a readable, stimulating and practical style. There are sections on specific teaching approaches, reports and evaluation of innovative learning activities, reports of innovative thinking and advances in clinical teaching from around the world, and expert commentary and discussion on challenging and controversial issues in today’s clinical education. The Editor will oversee the selection of all editorial content for publication in the journal and work closely with the Associate Editors, the Social Media Associate Editor, ASME and the Publisher to maximize the journal’s visibility, scientific standing and quality.

The Clinical Teacher is looking for an outstanding individual with an internationally recognized track record of scientific publications along with senior editorial experience and a strong understanding of the business of publishing a journal. Above all, the successful candidate must be passionate about clinical medical education and demonstrate a clear vision for its future growth and development.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Broad knowledge of the international discipline of medical education
  • The ability to support authors with their publishing objectives
  • Sound judgment and willingness to make strong editorial decisions 
  • Ability to address sensitive matters diplomatically and considerately
  • Awareness of trends within knowledge dissemination and openness to new ideas 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

The Editor position is part-time. A fixed annual honorarium is provided in addition to a travel budget. The Editorial Office is managed by an Editorial Assistant provided by the Publisher.  More information on the role can be found here  

Application procedure:  Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a short summary of their vision for The Clinical Teacher, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills, experience and knowledge they would bring to this position.
Initial enquiries should be sent to Kim Walker, ASME Director of Publications. All enquiries will be treated in confidence.

Please send your application toJenny Ogg, ASME Operations Manager

Applications to arrive no later than 16th October 2020. Applications will be shortlisted after the closing date, with interviews to be held on 28th October by Zoom.