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Editor in Chief Needed for Water Resources Research - Deadline for applications is July 3, 2020

AGU seeks a dynamic, well-organized scientist with high editorial standards and strong leadership skills to serve a 4-year term as the Editor in Chief for Water Resources Research, a journal publishing original research articles and commentaries on hydrology, water resources, and the social sciences of water and that provide a broad understanding of the role of water in Earth’s system.

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The Editor in Chief (EiC) is the principal architect of the scientific content of the journal. The EiC has the opportunity to influence the direction of the journal, in addition to getting an early view of groundbreaking research. Additionally, this person will encourage top-quality science to be published in the journal. This candidate should be an active scientist, well-known and well-regarded in his/her discipline. Working with other experienced editors and AGU staff, the Editor in Chief is the arbiter of the content of the journal.

Among other functions, the Editor in Chief must:
• Act as an ambassador to the author/editor/reviewer/scientist community.
• Set the strategy for the journal.
• Constitute a gender and geographically diverse editorial board.
• Assign and balance review workload.
• Make ethical decisions.
• Review and contribute to periodic monitoring reports.
• Conduct and attend meetings.

If you have questions about the position, please contact

To be considered for the Editor in Chief position for Water Resources Research, send your CV
and letter of interest to To nominate a highly qualified colleague, send a
letter of recommendation to Please specify Water Resources Research
in the subject line of the email.