Editor-in-Chief (Biological Journal)

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The Linnean Society of London is the world’s oldest active society devoted to ‘the cultivation of the science of natural history in all its branches’. Today, we publish a variety of journals relevant to our sector, and deliver a range of education, public engagement and heritage programmes.

The Society welcomes applications for the role of Editor-in-Chief of the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, which publishes papers concerned with organismal biology, ecology, and evolution in the broadest sense.

We are especially interested in finding a creative individual who will work with us to facilitate the future development of the journal, and who possesses the appropriate networks and communication skills to ensure that the journal thrives at the international level.

Among the duties of the Editor-in-Chief will be to work with the Society to review the scope of the journal in line with the growing portfolio of Linnean Society journals.

The Editor-in-Chief will be supported by an Editorial Office, which will manage all the journal’s online systems, processes and relationships to ensure that the journal is published in a timely manner and adheres to the highest editorial standards.

Duration of contract: Fixed term, three years

Start date: Early September 2023. It will also be expected that the successful applicant will shadow the existing Editor-in-Chief from March/April 2023 to the end of August 2023 to enable a smooth transition.

Salary: £15,000 per year (plus up to £1,000 in travel expenses).

Job description and person specification

Application procedure: To submit an application, please send a CV and letter of support (no more than two pages) to HR@linnean.org. The letter of support should explain why your experience fits the role and describe your vision for the journal over the next three years.

Deadline: Tuesday 4 April 2023 midday (GMT)

Interviews: Expected to be held in the week commencing Monday 10 April 2023