Editor Sought for the Counseling & Values Journal

The Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) seeks applications for the position of editor of the Counseling & Values journal.  Counseling & Values is a national, peer-reviewed journal with a distribution of approximately 2,300, and a readership comprised of counselor educators, practitioners, and graduate students.  Its mission is to inform the readership of research, recent innovations, and critical issues related to the integration of spirituality and religion in counseling as well as ethical issues. The appointment of the editor is for a three-year term beginning July 2019. Note that there is financial support allocated to editors for a Graduate Assistant to help with the facilitation of article reviews and decisions.

Appointment is conditional upon the following qualifications:

  1. Experience as an editorial board member of a professional publication or similar experience (associate editor or editor of another publication);
  2. A record of scholarly publications in refereed journals;
  3. A history of involvement in and contribution to the counseling profession, including a focus on spirituality, religion, and/or ethics; and,
  4. An understanding of and commitment to the mission of ASERVIC, including ASERVIC membership at the time of application submission or commitment to become a member of ASERVIC before assuming the position of editor.
  5. Demonstration of institutional or organizational support (if applicable) is highly desirable.

Interested individuals submit the following materials by November 1, 2018: 

  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • Electronic copies of reprints of up to five of the applicant’s most significant publications.
  • A statement regarding the applicant’s vision for meeting the following ideals, which are part of the ASERVIC’s mission for the Counseling & Values journal:
    • Increasing the diversity of the editorial board to include various racial, cultural, and ethnic groups, as well as those who represent diverse spiritual and religious identities and value systems;
    • Mentoring reviewers, writers, and graduate students through intentional communication to encourage the growth and development of individuals in the publication process;
    • Encouraging civil dialogue and meaningful conversation by inviting and publishing high-quality manuscripts, both empirical and conceptual, that represent unique and varied viewpoints on issues related to spiritual, ethical, and religious values.
  • A statement from an administrator of the applicant’s institution or organization describing support for the appointment (if applicable).

Please send application documents and direct inquiries to Dr. Harriet L. Glosoff (glosoffh@mail.montclair.edu) or Dr. Patrick R. Mullen (prmullen@wm.edu), Editor Search Committee Co-Chairs by November 1, 2018. Virtual interviews with top candidates will take place the end of November/first week of December. The appointment will be announced as soon as possible, and the editor-elect will be expected to begin working with the current editor at that time to facilitate the official transition on July 1, 2019.