Call for Applications for Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (JPIDS), The Official Journal of PIDS

Please consider this rewarding opportunity!

The PIDS Editor Selection Subcommittee of the Publications Committee seeks applications for the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.  Dr. Theo Zaoutis has led the journal since its inception and will be stepping down in the near future to pursue other opportunities. 

JPIDS launched in 2012, has been indexed in PubMed since 2015, and has achieved an impact factor of 3.164, the highest among all journals devoted to pediatric infectious diseases. 

The Editor-in-Chief is supported by Associate Editors, a large Editorial Board, and a virtual editorial support staff. The Society seeks a dynamic individual with impeccable academic and scholarly credentials to lead JPIDS forward. The successful applicant will have a keen appreciation of the diversity of the field, a commitment to impartiality and balance of the content JPIDS will publish, a management style that utilizes delegation and deployment of the editorial team, the ability to handle conflict, and a strong network of contacts internationally.

For a full job description for the Editor-in-Chief position, please click here.

Applications should include:

[ ] Full CV

[ ] A letter summarizing your vision and goals for JPIDS over next five years 2022 – 2027

[ ] A letter of support from your institution (approximately 20% release time, all editorial management will be provided by PIDS and OUP)

[ ] 2 letters of recommendation from your peers

Applications should be sent via email to the Chair, JPIDS Editor-in-Chief Search Committee, c/o Christy Phillips, PIDS Executive Director,

Applications are due no later than September 18, 2021. Interviews will be conducted virtually in October/November 2021.

For questions, please feel free to contact Paul Spearman, MD ( or Janet Gilsdorf, MD (

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