Call for Editors

Science Editor Openings for 2018

GSA is soliciting applications and nominations for science co-editors for Geology, GSA Bulletin, Geosphere, and GSA Today with four-year terms beginning 1 January 2018. Duties include: ensuring stringent peer review and expeditious processing of manuscripts; making final acceptance or rejection decisions after considering reviewer recommendations; and maintaining excellent content through active solicitation of diverse and definitive manuscripts.

Positions Available

  • GSA Today: 1 position
  • GSA Bulletin: 1 position
  • Geosphere: 1 position
  • Geology: 1 position

GSA Today: 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.

GSA Bulletin: Research interests that would complement those of the continuing editors include, but are not limited to: stratigraphy; geomorphology; geochemistry; tectonics; structural geology; deformation; and paleoclimatology.

Geosphere: Research interests that would complement those of the continuing editors include, but are not limited to: geochronology; geochemistry; volcanology; petrology; sedimentary geology; remote sensing/GIS; tectonics, structural geology; geosciences education; and dynamic content.

Geology: Research interests that would complement those of the continuing editors include, but are not limited to: hard-rock geology; tectonics; geodynamics; geochemistry; tectonophysics; volcanology; marine geology; structural geology; geophysics; and planetary geology.

Note that candidates should not feel they must have expertise in every area listed; however, editors will sometimes need to handle papers outside of their main disciplines.

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.

Interested?

  • Please submit a curriculum vitae and a letter describing why you are suited for the position to Jeanette Hammann, jhammann@geosociety.org.
  • To nominate another, submit a nomination letter and the person’s written permission and CV.

Editors work out of their current locations at work or at home. The positions are considered voluntary, but GSA provides an annual stipend and funds for office expenses. DEADLINE First consideration will be given to nominations or applications received by 15 February 2017.

Future Openings (terms begin January 2019): One position each for GSA Bulletin, Geosphere, Lithosphere, GSA Books, GSA Today, and Environmental and Engineering Geoscience.