Books Editor-in-Chief - Entomological Society of America
Entomological Society of America
Type: Part Time
Telecommuting is allowed.
Call for Books Editor-in-Chief Applications
The Entomological Society of America is seeking candidates to serve in the position of books editor-in-chief. The selected candidate will begin a four-year term in January 2024. Women, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and LGBTQ scientists, as well as scientists from intersecting groups and other underrepresented or minoritized groups, are encouraged to apply.
The selected candidate will ensure that Thomas Say Publications continues to publish only the highest quality works on systematics and other topics. The books EIC may also be involved with the preparation and peer review of other one-off titles, such as handbooks, certification-related titles, reprints of previously published books, and other products.
The ideal candidate should be a respected and recognized scientist whose reputation brings prestige and visibility to the books program. They should have significant experience writing, editing, and reviewing scientific manuscripts, including books or book chapters. They should have expert knowledge in subjects such as arthropod biology, taxonomy, or systematics.
The editor should be able to devote the time and energy necessary to ensure that published books are of the highest quality and scientific interest and to ensure that they advance the quality and reputation of the ESA books program.
Work with ESA staff and the editorial board to develop and implement Thomas Say Publications’ overarching vision and strategy.
Provide scientific leadership for Thomas Say Publications and other ESA books and related products, working to ensure that books published are of the highest quality and scientific interest, and that the peer review process proceeds smoothly.
Evaluate and accept/reject book proposals, with input from the editorial board.
Recruit peer reviewers for and make accept/reject decisions on manuscripts.
Ensure that books involving description of new taxa or other nomenclatural acts are published in accordance with the International Code on Zoological Nomenclature.
Attend and participate in meetings of the Thomas SayEditorial Board.
The EIC will receive an annual honorarium and will be eligible for reimbursement for expenses incurred during the course of their editor duties. Appointment is for a term of four years, with an option to renew for a second term.
The deadline for applications is October 25, 2023. Interested candidates should submit the following to email@example.com: cover letter describing their qualifications for the position and vision and goals for the books program; curriculum vitae; and reprints of two published papers that best represent the candidate’s work. A search committee consisting of Thomas Say Editorial Board members and ESA Publications Council members will review all applications, conduct interviews, and submit a recommendation to the ESA Governing Board for approval.
If you have questions regarding the editor-in-chief position or application process, please contact Matt Hudson, ESA Director of Publications, Communications, and Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and individuals in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA has more than 7,000 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. Members are researchers, teachers, extension service personnel, administrators, marketing representatives, research technicians, consultants, students, pest management professionals, and hobbyists.