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Psychology of Addictive Behaviors Editorial Fellowship positions

News Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 11:45

Psychology of Addictive Behaviors Call for Editorial Fellowship Nominations


Nomination Deadline: November 1, 2023


The editorial leadership team for Psychology of Addictive Behaviors seeks nominations for 3 editorial fellowship positions for early-career psychologists (ECPs) from historically underrepresented groups. Fellows serve 12-month terms beginning January 1, 2024.


In service of APA’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and the Racial Equity Action Plan, APA Publishing’s fellowship program seeks to elevate leadership opportunities for ECPs from communities that have been historically underrepresented in research and publishing leadership roles. Such individuals include, but are not limited to, psychologists who are Black, Indigenous, or other people of color and ethnicities as well as those psychologists who study, advocate on behalf of, or practice primarily with communities of color. Members of other underrepresented communities (e.g., LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals with disabilities, individuals from the Global South, and so on) or who work with and advocate on behalf of people from these communities may also be considered.


Fellowships are open to qualified candidates who meet the above description and have completed their education/training and are no more than 10 years postdoctoral. Candidates may hold a position at the rank of assistant professor (or equivalent, such as a research scientist); individuals in non-academic positions and suitable qualifications are also eligible. Qualified candidates may have experience conducting peer reviews, conduct scholarly work in an area related to the type of research published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, and have expertise in topics of cultural and ethnic diversity. We also look for evidence of a broad perspective, good judgment, exceptional communication skills, strong management skills, and a commitment to or expertise in equity, diversity, and inclusion.



The fellows will work closely with the journal’s Editor or one of the associate editors to develop their editorial leadership skills. Each fellow will be mentored to serve as the action editor on approximately 6 to 12 manuscripts over the course of the year. This process will include screening manuscripts for appropriateness, identifying reviewers, making an editorial decision based on reviews, and shepherding the manuscript through to publication if accepted, all with mentorship from the editor or associate editor.


The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in monthly meetings with their mentor to ensure goals are met. Most of these meetings will be video teleconferences, although in-person meetings at scientific conferences are also possible.


Fellows will be credited on the journal masthead and, upon successful completion of the fellowship, will become members of the journal’s editorial board.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send a letter of interest introducing themselves, their expertise, and an explanation of their interest in and appropriateness for the position, including how their participation in the program will contribute to the journal’s advancement, along with a copy of their CV, to the Editor at [] before November 1, 2023. Appointments will be made in November/December and positions will begin January 1, 2024.

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