AJIC Editor Search


APIC invites individuals to apply for the position of



Deadline for receipt of applications is May 15, 2019


Dr. Elaine Larson is retiring on December 31, 2019.

Transition of the editorship will occur over a 2-3 month period

with the new editor assuming full duties of editorship on January 1, 2020.


The American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) – covers key topics and issues in infection prevention and epidemiology. Infection control professionals, including physicians, nurses, and epidemiologists, rely on AJIC for peer-reviewed articles covering clinical topics as well as original research. As the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), AJIC is the foremost resource on infection control, epidemiologyinfectious diseases, quality management, occupational health, and disease prevention. AJIC also publishes infection control guidelines from APIC and the CDC. AJIC is included in Index Medicus and CINAHL. The Journal is published in 12 issues per annum, with occasional special issues.

The successful candidate(s) for the position of Editor will be able to articulate a clear vision and strategic plan for AJIC. The ideal person will possess the following minimum criteria, skills, and knowledge:

  • Current active membership in APIC.
  •  Earned doctoral degree in relevant health field.
  •  Demonstrated capability to identify issues affecting healthcare in general and infection prevention and control and applied epidemiology in particular, from an educational, managerial, clinical, and professional perspective.
  • Demonstrated expertise as an author, preferably as an editor, in professional, scientific, and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Experience as a member of an editorial board of a scientific, peer-reviewed journal.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in research, in reviewing and critiquing research, in writing and in editing.
  • Ability to manage, direct, and coordinate all editorial activities with AJIC’s editorial board members.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals and groups to achieve common goals.
  • Ability to recognize the emergence of new kinds of literature, which may stimulate thought and provide insight into current and/or controversial issues in nursing education and practice, including exploring legal, ethical and moral dilemmas.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a self-directed and timely manner.
  • Ability to promote both APIC and AJIC in appropriate forums.
  • Ability to prepare written reports and to present oral reports to the APIC Board and AJIC Editorial Board regarding editorial trends both within AJIC and in other relevant publications.
  • Ability to achieve and maintain recognition as a visionary leader.

For more information:

Job description

AJIC Operations Manual

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Applications must include: (1) Applicant's vision statement and strategic plan for AJIC; (2) applicant's CV; (3) letters of recommendation from the applicant's dean and department head confirming the insitution's commitment to support the AJIC editorial office and the candidate; (4) two letters of recommendations from APIC members.                              

Please direct questions to Barbara Long, APIC Senior Director of Governance and Executive Affairs, at blong@apic.org.

Deadline for receipt of applications is May 15, 2019