Call for Editor-in-Chief of American Entomologist

Annapolis, MD; January 9, 2017—The Entomological Society of America seeks candidates to serve in the position of editor-in-chief of American Entomologist, ESA's quarterly membership magazine. The current editor-in-chief of American Entomologist, Gene Kritsky, is stepping down after a distinguished term of service. The new editor-in-chief will begin his or her term in January 2018.

American Entomologist is a print and online magazine that publishes articles and information of general entomological interest. The position of American Entomologist editor-in-chief is a unique and rewarding opportunity to serve ESA and to influence communications within the world's largest society of entomology practitioners.

The ideal candidate should have significant experience writing, editing, and reviewing scientific manuscripts, both in research and of a general nature. A broad background and training in entomology are essential. He or she should be able to devote considerable time and energy to ensure that articles published in American Entomologist are of the highest quality and interest to a broad spectrum of readers. See the complete American Entomologist editor-in-chief position description [PDF] for further detail.

Interested candidates should submit the following to the American Entomologist Editorial Board via

  • cover letter describing their qualifications for the position and vision and goals for American Entomologist;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • three letters of recommendation;
  • reprints of two published articles that best represent the candidate's work.

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. EST, February 20, 2017. If you have questions regarding the editor-in-chief position or application process, please contact ESA Director of Publications and Communications Lisa Junker at

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