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Science Editor Openings for 2015
GSA is soliciting applications and nominations for science co-editors for GSA Bulletin, GSA Today, Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, Lithosphere, and GSA books with four-year terms beginning 1 January 2015. (E&EG term is three years starting July 2014.) Duties include: ensuring stringent peer review and expeditious processing of manuscripts; making final acceptance or rejection decisions after considering recommendations of reviewers; and maintaining excellent content through active solicitation of diverse and definitive manuscripts or book proposals.
A successful editor will have
- a broad interest and experience in geosciences, including familiarity with new trends;
- international recognition and familiarity with many geoscientists and their work;
- a progressive attitude and a willingness to take risks and encourage innovation;
- experience with online manuscript systems and the ability to make timely decisions; and
- a sense of perspective and humor.
GSA Books, 2 positions.
GSA book editors’ duties include soliciting high-quality book proposals as well as ensuring that proper peer review procedures have been followed by volume editors. In the case of authored volumes, book editors handle the entire peer-review process. The successful candidate will have a wide range of interests and expertise, prior editing experience, and a strong publication record.
GSA Today, 1 position.
The editor of GSA Today, one of the most widely read earth science publications in the world, must have a wide range of interests and expertise along with the ability to identify research topics of both high quality and broad appeal. Prior editing experience and a publication record in a wide range of journals is key.
For the following positions, research interests that would best complement those of the continuing editors include—but are not necessarily limited to—the disciplines listed in parentheses. Note that the volume of papers received or other circumstances may mean science editors will sometimes need to handle papers outside of their main areas of expertise.
GSA Bulletin, 1 position
(geobiology, geochemistry, geomicrobiology, paleobotany, paleoclimatology, paleontology, sedimentology, and geomorphology)
Lithosphere, 1 position
(petrology, deformation, structural geology, Precambrian geology, thermochronology, isotope geochemistry, geochronology)
Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, 1 position
(hydrogeology, low-T geochemistry, geomorphology, and/or environmental geophysics)
Interested? Please submit a curriculum vitae and a letter describing why you are suited for the position. To nominate another, submit a nomination letter and the person’s written permission and CV. Send nominations, applications, or questions to Jeanette Hammann, , GSA Publications, P.O. Box 9140, Boulder, CO 80301, USA. Editors work out of their current locations at work or at home. GSA provides an annual stipend and funds for office expenses. Nominations or applications received by 15 February 2014 will be given first consideration.
Future Openings (Terms Beginning January 2016): GSA Bulletin, 1 position; Geology, 2 positions; Lithosphere, 1 position.