About the Editorial Fellowship

Family Process Institute (FPI) Board of Directors has launched its new Editorial Fellowship Initiative, that began 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 however, all are encouraged to apply!

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.

Applications are now open and will be accepted through September 01, 2022.