Editor Search Announcement

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) announces the search for Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN), an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes meritorious work in basic, clinical, and population sciences relevant to human nutrition. The AJCN is the leading journal in clinical nutrition worldwide, having the highest impact factor among peer-reviewed research journals in the nutrition and dietetics category and subscribers on six continents. The five-year appointment of the new Editor will begin January 1, 2019.

Applicants should have achieved a high level of visibility in clinical nutrition research and practice and have demonstrated strong leadership skills. In addition, it is important to have a broad perspective of the field of human nutrition and clinical research experience and to be astute about emerging areas of research. Previous editorial experience and the ability to articulate a clear vision for AJCN are key elements upon which applicants will be evaluated.

Applications should be received by June 1, 2018 and include a cover letter describing the reasons for the candidate’s interest in the position, a brief description of the candidate’s editorial experience (including the evaluation the manuscripts of others), and a curriculum vitae. After review of applications, the top candidates will be asked to provide additional information on their qualifications and their strategic vision for the journal. Screening of applications will begin June 1, 2018. Finalists will be interviewed by the AJCN Editor Search Committee in mid-2018.

All applications and nominations should be addressed to the Committee Chair, Dr. Kathleen Rasmussen, and submitted electronically to Lisa Marshall, Senior Consultant, KWF Consulting (lisa.marshall@kwfco.com).