Call for Applications for Editor of Society and Natural Resources

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The IASNR Publications Committee is soliciting candidates for editor (or co-editors) of Society and Natural Resources. The new editor will assume the position of Editor-designate in the spring of 2014 and during the transition will begin working with the current editors, Jill Belsky and Daniel Williams, to become familiar with journal operations and procedures. The Editor-designate will assume lead responsibility for the journal beginning in July 2014, commencing with Volume 27.The current editorial team will stay involved for a minimum of the first year of the new term to ensure a smooth transition. The term of office is three years. The Publications Committee will review applications and make recommendations regarding candidates to the IASNR Council, which in consultation with representatives from Taylor & Francis (the publisher of Society and Natural Resources) will make a final decision regarding candidate selection.

If you have questions about the position, do not hesitate to contact the current editors, Jill Belsky at the University of Montana (phone 406-243-4958, e-mail: or Daniel Williams at the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station (phone 970-498-2561, e-mail: or the Chair of the IASNR Publications Committee, Angela Mertig (phone: 615-904-8349, e-mail:

Candidates should submit a copy of their vitae, a detailed statement about their vision for the journal, their plan for organizing editorial operations and their relevant experience, and a letter or letters from responsible administrators confirming the availability of any possible institutional support to the Chair of the IASNR Publications Committee. One full set of printed application materials should be forwarded to: Dr. Angela G. Mertig, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, MTSU Box 10, Middle Tennessee State University, Mufreesboro, TN 37132. In addition, the package of application materials should also be forwarded electronically to Dr. Mertig ( Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2014. The IASNR Council expects to reach a final decision regarding this appointment by no later than April 1, 2014.