Editor-in-Chief - European Journal of Soil Science

Application start and end date: 
19th November 2018 to 12th December 2018
Part time
There is an honorarium associated with this position
United Kingdom

The British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) is currently recruiting for a new Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Soil Science (EJSS) from March 2019 onwards.

EJSS is an international journal published by Wiley which aims to advance the fundamental understanding of the scientific principles involved in the many facets of soil science. It has ranked amongst the top rated soils journals for many years and provides an international forum for those undertaking innovative soil science research. The journal is published in six issues per year.

The Editor-in-Chief is a prestigious leadership role, encompassing the strategic development of the journal and the management and operation of the journal team of deputy editors and associate editors. We are seeking someone especially forward thinking, able to carry through with a revitalising exercise, and up to date with the latest developments for promotion in the contemporary world of publishing.

The role involves working closely with the BSSS and Wiley to continue to maintain and grow the international success of the Journal. The successful candidate will need to be able to devote a number of hours each week to the Journal and there is an annual honorarium for the role. The term of office is initially five years with the possibility of an extension by mutual agreement. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will take up the post of Editor-in-Chief in March 2019.

Applications are invited from individuals with extensive knowledge in any branch of soil science. The individual must have internationally recognised active scientific stature and an extensive record of scientific publication. The applicant must have excellent communication skills, especially an excellent command of written English, and a good understanding of the publishing landscape. In addition, previous experience in an editorial role is essential.

For informal enquires regarding this post please contact the President of the BSSS, Professor Wilfred Otten, The British Society of Soil Science, Cranfield University, Cranfield Bedfordshire MK43 0AL via email: president@soils.org.uk.

Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae along with a covering letter detailing:

  • Interest in the position

  • Your evaluation of the journal’s current strengths

  • Specific objectives you would like to achieve during your term as EiC

  • Ideas for the Journal’s future development.

Please send your applications to Professor Wilfred Otten, President BSSS by 12th December 5 pm via email at president@soils.org.uk.

Interviews will be scheduled for the afternoon of December 17th.