The American Physical Society is conducting an international search for a new Lead Editor of Physical Review Applied, our premier journal for Applied Physics Research.
The Lead Editor is the lead scientific advisor to the journal and chairs the Editorial Board. They provide community oversight of the journal’s content and direction, strategically advising the journal’s Chief Editor in a consultative capacity. The role is key in helping to shape the journal’s long-term goals, and growing and elevating the journal within the community.
As Chair of the Editorial Board, the Lead Editor also leads the journal’s Board members and selects new Board members, in consultation with the Chief Editor and the journal’s editorial team. This role is critical in engaging the Board members and creating a cohesive group that works together to support the growth and evolution of the journal.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
- stature in a field of research within the scope of Physical Review Applied;
- stature in Physical Review Applied’s author and referee communities; editorial service with scholarly journals;
- management experience; ability to work effectively with an international array of authors, referees, and editors, and with the APS;
- and the advocacy skills, integrity, and wisdom to lead the journal in responding to publication matters and issues important to all communities served by the journal.
The Lead Editor may maintain their present position and location while devoting a percentage of their time to this position (typically not more than 10%). The initial appointment is for a three-year term, with renewal possible after review. The position comes with a competitive stipend.
The American Physical Society is an Equal Opportunity employer and encourages applications from or nominations of women and members of minority groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, pregnancy (including childbirth or related condition), citizenship, familial status, mental or physical disability, veteran status, genetic information, other non-disqualifying disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
This search is not limited to residents of the United States. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is selected. Applicants are invited to submit a CV and a cover letter describing their vision for the future of PRApplied, to enhance the quality and impact of the journal. Nominations should include a cover letter describing why the nominee will make an effective editor. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent to: Editorial Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org.