June 18, 2021

Job Posting (RFP): American Chemical Society

The Publications Divisions of professional association for chemists and chemistry researchers is seeking proposals for its first Ombuds in 45 years. (In November 1976, the ACS Board of Directors, acting on recommendation of its Committee on Public, Professional & Member Relations, appointed Esther Allen, "an experienced staff member," to establish an Office of Society Ombudsman.) The new contract Ombuds will serve as an independent liaison between ACS Publications and the chemistry community to address concerns about Editors, Editorial Advisory Board members or reviewers with regard to editorial processes. 

Applicants must have at least 3 years of experience as an Ombuds or graduate education in conflict resolution, law or a related field; and Ombuds training (i.e. completion of IOA or equivalent). A scientific background is desirable but not required. Proposals are due by August 13, 2021. (IOA Job Board; C&EN Archives.)

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