Each year, we accept UMN undergraduate students as new reviewers and Editorial Board members. This page details how to apply for both!

Editorial Board

Applications Now OPEN!

Editorial Board Applications:

Board applications for the 2022-2023 year are now open! The application is available at z.umn.edu/MURAJBoardApp and will remain available until April 15th. 

Students can apply to up to 4 of the 7 open positions:

  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Managing Editor
  • Recruitment Editor
  • Training Editor
  • Publication Editor
  • Media and Outreach Director
  • Finance and Grant Editor


  • Board members must be degree seeking, undergraduate students that are currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
  • Board members must be available for the full academic year assuming responsibilities from July 1st, 2022 to June 30th, 2023.
  • Preference will be given to upperclassmen (incoming Juniors or Seniors), but well-qualified underclassmen are encouraged to apply.

The short answer questions are as follows (answers should be 150-300 words):

  • Why do you want to be involved with the Minnesota Undergraduate Research & Academic Journal? Please also highlight your reasons for selecting the positions of interest.
  • Describe an experience where you have been part of a team. What role did you play, and how did you contribute?
  • Please briefly describe your other commitments for the summer 2021, fall 2021, and spring 2022 semesters?

You will also be asked to supply a resume and/ or CV. Applications submitted by April 15th will be reviewed by the current Editorial Board, and applicants can be invited to interview in the week of April 19th. The time commitment is expected to be 3-4 hours per week through the fall and spring semesters.


Policy Manual:

Our full policy manual is hosted at z.umn.edu/MURAJPolicy. Please contact muraj@umn.edu with any questions about this document.


Reviewer Applications:

Reviewer Applications for the 2021-2022 publication year are now closed. Check back next fall to apply to be a reviewer! Alternatively, consider being an author and submit a paper to MURAJ!