Research & Policy

Foot & Ankle International Editor-in-Chief Search


The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) announces the search for Editor-in-Chief for Foot & Ankle International (FAI), the official journal of the AOFAS.

The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of FAI should meet the following requirements:

  • Have a strong background in clinical and academic foot and ankle orthopaedic surgery

  • Have extensive experience with peer-reviewed scholarly journals

  • Be an Active Member of the AOFAS

  • Possess the appropriate organizational skills

  • Be willing to commit sufficient time to manage a monthly peer-reviewed publication and its editorial team


Position Responsibilities

The EIC is expected to model leadership and vision for the Journal, and to lead the editorial team in advancing the goals, scholarly achievements, academic leadership, and impact of the Journal in the field of foot and ankle surgery.

The EIC is an ambassador for the Journal to AOFAS members, the orthopaedic profession, and the field of foot and ankle surgery.

Responsibilities of the EIC include management of the Journal editorial policy and functions, including oversight of the peer-review process, all aspects of editorial review, timely management of the manuscript workflow, and coordination with the publisher.

The EIC is expected to oversee current, and to innovate future, special features of the Journal, which in the past have included editorials, letters to the editor, podcasts, special supplements, surgical technique videos, etc.

The EIC is responsible for leadership and management of the editorial board, (assistant and associate editors and reviewers), holding regular meetings thereof, and preparing reports for and meeting with the FAI/FAO Managerial Board at least twice a year.


Application Process

Between August 1, 2019, and October 15, 2019, interested applicants should submit a letter of interest with curriculum vitae to:

James W. Brodsky, MD, Search Committee Chair
c/o Elaine Leighton, MPH, CAE, Executive Director
9400 W. Higgins Road, Ste. 220
Rosemont, IL 60018

Applications may also be submitted by email to

Once the initial materials are received, applicants will receive instructions for submitting additional materials in order to complete the application process. Finalists will be interviewed in the first quarter of 2020 with the new editor announced by June 2020. The new EIC will have a four-month orientation period and assume full duties beginning in October 2020.