The Board of Directors of the Journal of Interior Design (JID) invites applications for the role of Associate Editor.  ‎The Journal is eager to fill the position in a timely manner.‎

Published on behalf of the Interior Design Educators Council by Wiley Blackwell, the Journal is a quarterly, peer-‎reviewed publication overseen by an Editor-in-Chief, one or two Associate Editors, and an Editorial Assistant, ‎as well as the publisher and the Board of Reviewers.  The Journal’s Board of Directors is responsible for strategy ‎and business oversight.‎

The Board is particularly interested in proposals from individuals who are qualified to provide editorial ‎support for visual, creative, and/or humanities-based scholarship.‎

The contract period for the next Associate Editor appointment is from May 01, 2021 to April 30, 2024.‎

To ensure a smooth transition, the appointee will work with the current editor-in-chief (Joan I. Dickinson, ‎Radford University) and associate editor (Nam-Kyu Park, University of Florida) when notified of the ‎appointment.‎


Submission of qualifications February 28, 2021
Notification of appointment April 1, 2021
Responsibilities begin May 1, 2021


Procedures for Submitting Qualifications

A candidate’s qualifications must be submitted no later than February 28, 2021.‎

A complete and concise application will contain information relating to the individual’s experience and ‎qualifications.  Submission of a vitae, as well as a letter of support from the individual’s institution, is necessary ‎for consideration.  The application packet should include a written statement (500 words) detailing the ‎candidate’s interest in visual, creative, and/or humanities-based scholarship, methodologies, and theories.‎

All questions and applications should be sent electronically to Bryan D. Orthel (Chair, JID Board of Directors) at ‎ no later than February 28, 2021.  A confirming email will verify receipt of materials.  ‎Candidates may be contacted for interviews.‎

Summary of Associate Editors’ Expectations and Responsibilities from the JID P&P

The Associate Editor(s) works closely with the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) on duties as assigned.  The Associate Editor ‎reviews and prepares decision letters for submittals assigned to him/her by the EIC.  The position requires an ‎individual who has a working knowledge of interior design scholarship in all its forms and is committed to the ‎successful implementation of the Editor-in-Chief’s vision for Journal of Interior Design.‎

Appointment and Term of Service

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Be a member in good standing of IDEC
  • Ph.D. in Interior Design or closely related field
  • Record of applicable scholarship and demonstrated contributions to the body of knowledge through ‎refereed publications
  • Record of publication in the JID and other scholarly journals
  • Record of participation in IDEC
  • Evidence of strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Evidence of ability to collaborate from a distance
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and complete assigned duties in a timely manner
  • Ability to respond in a timely and professional manner to multiple parties with differing concerns and ‎needs
  • Demonstration of collegiality and collaboration in a variety of settings
  • Demonstration of mentoring emerging interior design scholars
  • Evidence of ability to utilize current and emerging technologies

Appointment: Appointed by the JID Board of Directors with ratification by the IDEC Board of Directors.‎

Term: Three years with the option of renewable terms.‎

Stipend: An annual stipend is provided to the Associate Editors as detailed in the letter of ‎appointment.‎

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Directs the Journal of Interior Design’s content, review process, and production in keeping with the ‎highest ethical standards.‎
  • Provides support to the JID’s direction in keeping with the JID and IDEC mission and strategic plans
    • Advances the mission of the Journal in collaboration with the Chair of the JID Board of ‎Directors
    • Participates in JID Board meetings, conference calls, and planned activities
    • Supports the promotion of the JID to external constituencies
    • Contributes the planning and execution of JID-sponsored activities
  • Provides support to the EIC with regard to the submission and review process of the Journal
    • Trains new Associate/Guest Editors
    • Directs the peer review process in coordination with EIC/Guest Editors
    • Mentors new authors and solicitation of submissions for peer review
    • Evaluates reviews and prepares Editor-in-Chief’s decision letters for authors
    • Reviews final submissions to assure that authors have adequately addressed reviewers’ ‎recommendations
  • Contributes to the production and publication of the Journal as requested by the EIC
    • Supports production activities as requested by the EIC
    • Supervises the troubleshooting and fielding of routine questions from Publisher ‎representatives, authors, and reviewers