Family Process Institute

Family Process Institute (FPI) Board of Directors announces its new Editorial Fellowship Initiative, beginning January 1, 2022. The Editorial Fellowship aims to support FPI’s commitment to social justice. We seek to include diverse voices, particularly those that historically have been underrepresented as editors in the fields of family therapy, family science, and family policy. In our striving to create an inclusive environment, we are prioritizing Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) for the Editorial Fellow opening.
The goal of the Fellowship is to prepare promising scholars for editorial leadership. The fellowship is open to candidates who hold the rank of Assistant
Professor/Associate Professor and will last one year. Candidates should be knowledgeable in family and systems theory, practice, research, and policy with a strong commitment to social justice. Also, candidates should evidence exceptional communication skills, management skills, relationship skills, and good judgment.
The selected Fellow will work closely with the Editor of Family Process, Dr. Jay Lebow. Upon successful completion of the Fellowship, the Editorial Fellow will become a member of the journal’s editorial board. It is anticipated that the Fellow will manage up to 4 manuscripts across the fellowship with guidance and direction from the Editor or designee. This process may include identifying reviewers, making an editorial decision based on reviews, and seeing the manuscript through to publication if accepted, which may extend the Fellow’s one year length of time. The Fellow will be available to participate in meetings with the Editor to ensure goals are met. Meetings will be virtual, although in-person meetings at conferences may be possible.

*Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Applications must be submitted to Laurie Burnside (laurie.burnside@outlook.com)

Applications are now open and will be accepted through September 01, 2021. 

Compensation: $5,000 stipend, to be awarded upon selection. These monies are for editorial fellowship expenses (i.e. conference registration, computer, professional travel, etc.) Extensions for this stipend will not be granted and the funds should be used during the fellowship. 

Eligibility: Candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor/Associate Professor with a strong interest in the editorial process and a commitment to a more culturally diverse publishing community are the only prerequisites.

Timeline: Applications are due by September 01, 2021. Submissions for the Editorial Fellowship close at 11:59PM (ET) on September 01, 2021. The selected candidate will be notified by November 15, 2021. All applications will be reviewed by the Family Process Institute Board of Directors. 

Procedure: Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Applications must be submitted to Laurie Burnside (laurie.burnside@outlook.com). Please submit the following: 

  • A 2–4-page statement describing your interest in the Editorial Fellowship; how you envision the role of an editor; any influences and experience that you will bring to your work as an editor; and your goals for the fellowship and beyond the fellowship. 
  • A curriculum vitae. 
  • Three letters of recommendation that speak to your potential for leadership, dedication to the editorial process, and commitment to social justice. 
  • A sample of your writing. 
  • Please include how you heard about the Editorial Fellowship. 

Note that only PDF or Word files are accepted. Please submit the statement of interest, CV,  letters of recommendation, and writing sample as one file. Incomplete applications will not  be considered.