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EDITOR, Journal of Personality Assessment

Dr. Steven Huprich, current Editor of the Journal of Personality Assessment, will be finishing his term as Editor on June 30, 2018. As such we are beginning a search process to identify a new editor for the journal effective July 1, 2018. The SPA board and membership sincerely thanks Steven for his outstanding service as the editor of JPA for the past five years. We very much look forward to Steven’s advice and counsel as we identify the new editor.

The Publications Committee of the Society for Personality Assessment invites nominations for Editor of the Society’s flagship journal, the Journal of Personality Assessment. The new Editor’s appointment will begin on July 1st, 2018.

Journal of Personality Assessment presents cutting-edge developments in the science and practice of personality assessment by publishing empirical studies and reviews of research, theory, and application to diverse areas of the field. Articles focus on a broad array of topics including test development, test score validation, integration of test results, applications of personality assessment in various settings (e.g., clinical, forensic, educational), and professional issues. The Journal is published six times per year by Taylor & Francis.

Nominees should be prepared to transition to the editorship during the period from April 1 through June 30, 2018 and to begin receiving and processing manuscripts on July 1, 2018. Criteria to be considered in selecting the editor include:

  • History of significant publications and visibility in the field of personality assessment
  • Comprehensive knowledge and broad perspective on personality assessment, and openness to multiple assessment measures and methods
  • Understanding and appreciation of the many sub-disciplines and theoretical orientations within personality assessment
  • Demonstrated research, writing, reviewing, and editing skills
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion, both in journal content and in choice of associate editors and reviewers

The Editor reports to the Publications Committee for a 5-year renewable term, and has sole control of the content of the journal. The position comes with an annual stipend plus generous financial support for the operation of an editorial office.

To nominate candidates, please provide a statement in support of the nominee. Supporting material should include a curriculum vitae and the nominee’s brief statement regarding future directions for the Journal. Self-nominations are encouraged, as are nominations of members of underrepresented groups. Deadline for receipt of nominations is December 1, 2017.

Nominations and supporting materials should be sent electronically to Dr. Robert Archer, Society for Personality Assessment Publications Committee Chair, at, with a copy to Ms. Monica Tune, Administrative Director, SPA Central Office, at

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