Editor-in-chief sought for Wildlife Monographs

The Wildlife Society is seeking applications for editor-in-chief of Wildlife Monographs.

The Wildlife Society is currently soliciting applications for the position of editor-in-chief for its highly regarded, peer-reviewed publication, Wildlife Monographs. The EIC serves at the pleasure TWS Council and may engage with TWS Council’s Publications Committee, but it is responsible for the day-to-day editorial decisions made for the Wildlife Monographs.

The position start date is July 1. It is a three-year term with an option to renew for a second three-year term. Application review will begin May 6 and remain open until the position is filled.

Issues of Wildlife Monographs are produced at irregular intervals. The number and types of Wildlife Monographs are expected to diversify over the tenure of the next EIC with corresponding editorial support provided. The EIC is expected to help with soliciting topical special issues or reviews and promoting overall submissions to Wildlife Monographs. The EIC is responsible for overseeing the peer review of monographs and coordinating production with TWS’ editorial staff and to ensure efficient handling of the manuscripts and frequent communication with the production team once the papers are approved for publication. The EIC is expected to ensure the high quality, integrity and ethical standards of Wildlife Monographs and to maintain high scientific rigor in the peer-review process of articles produced in the Wildlife Monographs series. Twice a year, the EIC prepares a report on the status of Wildlife Monographs for Council.

The Wildlife Society seeks a highly qualified and motivated individual with a PhD in wildlife ecology or management or a closely related field, strong leadership, organizational and communication skills, and with high professional and ethical standards to fill this position. Desired qualifications include broad experience in the wildlife field, an extensive publication record in peer-reviewed journals, experience in editorial duties, knowledge of TWS and its journals, ability to navigate online editorial systems and an awareness of relevant technological advances in publishing and dissemination of science. The EIC is expected to have a proven ability to work closely with a support staff and communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

The EIC will receive an annual honorarium of $8,000, a lifetime membership to TWS and access to its journals, editorial support, and a modest budget for travel expenses.

Applications are encouraged from all qualified individuals, including members of visible minorities, all gender identities, people with disabilities and other individuals who may be underrepresented among editors of scientific journals. Nominations of potential candidates by others are encouraged and welcomed. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter summarizing previous experience as a peer-reviewed journal editor, a statement of editorial philosophy and an indication of support from a candidate’s employer, if applicable.

To apply, send application materials to Evelyn Merrill, chair of TWS’ Publications Committee, at emerrill@ualberta.ca. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application review will begin May 6 with an expected job initiation of July 1. Interested candidates may contact Evelyn Merrill for more information.


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