Call for Editors

Call for Editors

Science Editor Openings for 2019

GSA is soliciting applications and nominations for science co-editors with four-year terms beginning 1 January 2019. Duties include: ensuring stringent peer review and expeditious processing of manuscripts; making final acceptance or rejection decisions after considering reviewer recommendations; and maintaining excellent content through active solicitation of diverse and definitive manuscripts.

Positions available

  • E&EG | 1 position
  • GSA Books | 1 position
  • Lithosphere | 1 position
  • GSA Bulletin | 1 position
  • GSA Today | 1 position
  • Geosphere | 1 position

Environmental & Engineering Geoscience Research interests that complement those of the continuing editor include, but are not limited to: hydrogeology, low-T geochemistry, geo-morphology, and/or environmental geophysics.

Lithosphere Research interests that complement those of the continuing editors include, but are not limited to: tectonics and structural geology; geomorphology and neotectonics; metamorphic geology.

GSA Bulletin Research interests that complement those of the continuing editors include, but are not limited to: deformation; geochemistry; paleoclimatology; Precambrian geology; seismology; stratigraphy; structural geology; volcanology.

GSA Today, one of the most widely read earth science publications in the world, seeks an editor who has a wide range of interests and expertise, the ability to identify research topics of both high quality and broad appeal, a strong publication record, and prior editing experience.

Geosphere Deformation, geodynamics, geophysics, marine geophysics, seismology, structural geology, tectonics, geodesy, tectonophysics

Note that candidates should not feel they must have expertise in every area listed; however, editors will sometimes need to handle papers outside of their main disciplines.

A successful editor will have

  • a broad interest and experience in geosciences, including familiarity with new trends;
  • international recognition and familiarity with many geoscientists and their work;
  • a progressive attitude and a willingness to take risks and encourage innovation;
  • experience with online manuscript systems and the ability to make timely decisions; and
  • a sense of perspective and humor.


Submit a curriculum vitae and a letter describing why you (or your nominee) are suited for the position to Jeanette Hammann,

Editors work out of their current locations at work or at home. The positions are considered voluntary, but GSA provides an annual stipend and funds for office expenses. DEADLINE: First consideration will be given to nominations or applications received by 1 March 2018.

Future openings (terms begin January 2020)

GSA Bulletin (one position), Geology (two positions), Lithosphere (one position), GSA books (one position)