Applications are invited for the position of
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Nursing Practice
The current Editor-in-Chief, Professor Alan Pearson, has retired and stepped down after founding and leading the journal for 20 years. We are therefore seeking applications for this prestigious position with one of the world-leading international nursing journals published by Wiley-Blackwell, part of John Wiley & Sons. Ideally, the successful candidate would take over this position from January 1st 2015.
IJNP is a fully refereed journal publishing original scholarly work that advances the international understanding and development of nursing both as a profession and academic discipline. The Journal focuses on research and professional discussion papers with a sound scientific, theoretical or philosophical base.
The successful candidate for the position of Editor will be recognized internationally for his or her academic and research achievements, will have worked at a strategic level within academia or healthcare, and will have an impressive track record of publications and presentations at conferences. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and knowledge:
- Leadership qualities
- Professional standing
- Sound scientific judgment
- Broad knowledge of nursing on an international level
- Awareness of trends and standards within knowledge dissemination
- Awareness of international ethics and standards for journal publishing
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Ability to work to tight deadlines
- Previous experience in Editor-type role
The main functions within this role are: leadership, manuscript handling and quality control, strategic development, and journal promotion. The post involves working closely with the Publisher and the Associate Editors.
Applicants should note that this position requires a weekly commitment of time, with additional days required for meetings. The Editor can be based in any international location but preferably in Australia or the Asia-Pacific region. The successful candidate will start work on the journal in January 2015 or sooner depending on commitments.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a short assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of IJNP, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills you would bring to this position and your vision for this Journal and how you would like to see it develop in the future.
A description of the role and information about the journal is available on request.
Please send your application, in confidence, to:
Sophie Suelzle, Wiley, Cremorne Street, Richmond Victoria 3121, Australia.
Email to: email@example.com
Applications to arrive no later than 21st November 2014.