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APPLY NOW: Editor-in-chief of Update in Anaesthesia (UIA) vacancy

The WFSA is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief of Update in Anaesthesia (UIA).

UAI LogoUpdate in Anaesthesia (UIA) is the official journal of the WFSA. First published in 1992, the aim of this journal is to provide clear, concise, and clinically-relevant overview articles for anaesthetists working with limited resources around the world. A particular emphasis has been to provide ongoing learning and support for anaesthetists practising in countries where facilities for clinical practice and educational development are scarce. UIA has very high readership figures, with tens of thousands of anaesthesiologists from around the globe reading each new issue within the first week of publication.

Over the coming 4-5 years the EIC will lead on ensuring the development, quality and regular publication of UIA such that it might become an indexed journal. The EIC will also work closely with the Chair of the WFSA's Publication's Committee to promote a mutually beneficial relationship with WFSA's other publications, specifically "Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week (ATOTW)" and the WFSA / IARS Global Health Section in Anaesthesia & Analgesia. The position holder will make valuable connections with senior anaesthesiologists across sub-specialties, and gain valuable skills for future leadership roles.

The EIC reports to the Chair of the WFSA Publications Committee and can be based anywhere in the world. The WFSA depends on dedicated volunteers to achieve it’s mission and this is a prestigious but unpaid part-time role that will usually require a commitment of 2-3 hours per week and more at peak times (for example when approaching the publication of a new edition). All expenses will be covered by the WFSA.

Essential applicant eligibility criteria
• Some level of experience working within theatre/critical care in a low-resource setting, giving awareness of education needs of anaesthetists working in this setting
• Excellent command of English language with ability to write and edit to achieve clear concise and simple texts
• Knowledge of the ethics of editing and publishing (e.g. dual publication, self-plagiarism, confidentiality etc.)
• Strategic ability to set out 3-year forward plan for editions of Update, some being themed subspecialty issues, and to coordinate with other WFSA sponsored publications as necessary
• Ability to set up and coordinate an editorial process, ensuring regular production of ‘ready’ articles for publication in the journal in order to comply with an agreed publication schedule
• Capacity to build a team of editors, with the time and drive to provide an appropriate level of author support and mentorship for inexperienced authors. To regularly bring new members into team to replace those whose tenure has elapsed (2-5 years)
• Ability to coordinate a team of editors, via an appropriate online format (e.g. ‘Editorial Manager’)

If you are interested in applying for the vacancy, please download the full job specification and eligibility criteria, as well as the frequently asked questions (FAQ) document.
Please send a curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter explaining how you meet the eligibility criteria, and what you will bring to the role, to the Chief Executive Officer at ceo@wfsahq.org by 28 February 2017. Eligible applications will be considered by the WFSA's Publications Committee with shortlisting and online interviews taking place during March 2017. 

The WFSA would like to thank outgoing Editor-in-Chief, Dr Bruce McCormick, for his outstanding service to Update in Anaesthesia over the past ten years.

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