Applications are invited for the position of Editor-in-Chief for Evolutionary Anthropology
Evolutionary Anthropology, published by John Wiley & Sons (Wiley), is an authoritative review journal that focuses on issues of current interest in biological anthropology, paleoanthropology, archaeology, functional morphology, social biology, and bone biology—including dentition and osteology—as well as human biology, genetics, and ecology. In addition to lively, well-illustrated articles reviewing contemporary research efforts, this journal also publishes general news of relevant developments in the scientific, social, or political arenas. You can read more about Evolutionary Anthropology here.
The current Editor-in-Chief, Jason Kamilar, will be stepping down in July 2023. Wiley seeks to appoint a successor to lead the journal and build on its strengths.
Responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief The Editor-in-Chief of Evolutionary Anthropology will commission high quality review articles in conjunction with the Editorial Board, oversee the peer review of manuscripts and be ultimately responsible for all editorial decisions made at the journal. In addition, he/she/they should commission topical Special Issues. The Editor-in-Chief will be supported by an active Editorial Board as well as the Wiley team that includes the Journals Publishing Manager, Editorial Office and Production staff.
The Editor-in-Chief of Evolutionary Anthropology shall also: Provide leadership and direction for the journal Develop and refine the journal’s vision, scope and strategic direction Collaborate with Wiley staff on strategy, processes, and new initiatives Ensure an efficient and fair peer review process Ensure the integrity of research published in the journal, promptly flagging potential ethical issues to the Publisher Drive the journal development by engaging new technologies to advance journal efficiency, impact and diversity Network and advocate on behalf of the journal within the community Review and communicate all final decision recommendations for the manuscripts handled Communicate effectively with all prospective authors, reviewers, members of the Editorial Board and the Wiley team. Support diversity, inclusion and equity for the journal
Selection criteria for the role of Editor-in-Chief include: Current academic employment at a research University; Familiarity with Evolutionary Anthropology’s aims and scope and involvement with the journal as a previously published author, reviewer, or Editorial Board member; Experience in peer review of journal papers, special issue editorship and/or editor experience; Editorial Board membership of one or more journals in the field; Leadership, communication, organisational and project management skills;
The official term of the appointment is three years beginning 1 August 2023, although a work shadow opportunity with the current Editor-in-Chief will be possible prior to this. The post carries an annual stipend.
Application Process: All candidates should submit their CV, a covering letter outlining their suitability for the role and a vision statement for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Please send your application by email to Emily Chappell, Journals Publishing Manager, Wiley ([email protected]). The application deadline is 1 February 2023 and interviews will be held following the closing date.
For more information or for further discussion of the role, please do not hesitate to contact Emily Chappell (Wiley) at [email protected]
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