The Ecological Society of America (ESA) and the Ecological Society of China (ESC) seek a visionary individual to serve as the founding Editor-in-Chief (EiC) for a now online only, open access publication that will be jointly published by ESA and ESC. The new journal will focus on research applying the principles and concepts of ecology to support sustainable development, especially in regions undergoing rapid anthropogenic change. The journal will encourage submissions on multi-scale research, the application of integrative and interdisciplinary approaches, and international collaborations between scientists from industrialized and industrializing countries.
The EiC will serve as the leader of the new journal, determine its editorial standards and content, and oversee an Editorial Board. He/she will be actively involved in appointing associate editors and in commissioning articles and other material, especially in the lead up to the launch and in the early years of the publication.
He/she should have worked in both China and the US and should be familiar with academia, journals, and publishing practices in both countries. Ideally the EiC shall have experience in international research collaborations in other countries in addition to China and the US. He/she must be able to successfully manage international communications with the Editorial Board and advisors, as well as with production and editorial staff in both the US and China.
Further information about this position can be found at: http://www.esa.org/esa/?page_id=2410
Email a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to: EiC@esa.org
Review of applications will begin at the end of April 2013