National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
Roles and Responsibilities
The National Institute of Environmental Health (NIEHS) is seeking a scientific leader in the field of environmental health research to serve as the next Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP). EHP is a monthly online scholarly journal of environmental health research and news (https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/). With support from NIEHS, EHP publishes high-quality original research, reviews and commentaries on all established and emerging disciplines that examine the relationship between the environment and human health. NIEHS is encouraging exceptionally qualified candidates, in either the academic or government sectors, to apply for this position. During this four-year commitment, the EIC will have the option to both physically remain at their home institution and maintain their competitive research program, if applicable.
The EIC will be responsible for providing the high-level, strategic direction and leadership necessary to sustain and enhance EHP’s high standards and stature in the environmental health research community, consistent with the mission and vision of NIEHS. With editorial independence, the EIC will be accountable to NIEHS leadership and the broader scientific community for ensuring that all content published in EHP is innovative, of high quality and integrity, advances the state of environmental health knowledge, and promotes translation of knowledge into environmental health action. The EIC will have the authority to independently determine the scope of EHP and the types and spectrum of articles published in the journal, and will be responsible for ensuring the relevance, scientific quality, and balance of all EHP content across the broad field of environmental health sciences.
With consultation and support from professional operational and scientific editing teams, the EIC will instill and oversee EHP peer-review policies and practices to ensure an efficient, timely and high-quality review process. In addition, the EIC will strategically recruit and evaluate Associate Editors and volunteer Editorial Review Board members. As the face of EHP, the EIC will represent the journal to the global environmental health sciences community through strategic outreach activities, speaking engagements, and editorials.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants are required to submit a current curriculum vitae, bibliography, vision statement and full contact details for three references to EICsearch@nih.gov. The applicant’s overall vision statement for the journal should include their views on the effective management of manuscript processing and peer review, and their ideas on how to best select, engage and manage associate editors and editorial board members. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D., MD, or equivalent Doctoral degree in a field of biological or health sciences or a related scientific discipline and experience conducting original research related to environmental health sciences. The time per week required to successfully fulfil the duties of this position will be negotiated with the successful candidate. Compensation will be commensurate with the duties of an EIC of a top tier specialty journal. The incumbent will be subject to a background investigation and public financial disclosure requirements.
Applications will be accepted starting June 4th, 2019 until the position is filled. Specific questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to EICsearch@nih.gov.
DHHS, NIH, and NIEHS are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage applications from women and minorities.