Physical Review B​ is looking for a new part-time (remote) Associate Editor

American Physical Society
Closing date
12 Oct 2023

Job Details

Physical Review B​ (PRB) is looking for a new part-time (remote) Associate Editor  with international scientific standing in condensed matter or materials physics to join our editorial team and become part of the stimulating academic endeavor to bring high-quality papers to our readership.

PRB relies on a mixture of staff and part-time academic editors. The primary responsibility of the Associate Editor is to manage the peer review process of assigned manuscripts by determining whether to send a manuscript out for external review, choosing appropriate reviewers, and making decisions on rejection or acceptance. The journal aims to strengthen its presence in subfields that touch upon its core topics. The Associate Editor would be expected to expand the existing ties between PRB and researchers in these subfields, and to raise the journal’s overall visibility in such areas.

We receive submissions continuously throughout the year, and so we expect editors to work on their assignments on a regular basis; arrangements can usually be made for extended absences upon timely prior notice. Workload may vary depending on subject area and fluctuations in submissions, but is typically no more than about 10–15 hours a week. Editors are appointed as consultants, and receive competitive compensation tailored to their workload.

Part-time Associate Editors are expected to maintain their current position while serving as editors for PRB. Candidates should be able to regularly and consistently dedicate time to their assignments, and should possess the following qualifications: (1) Current active involvement and stature in the relevant field of research. (2) A strong record as a referee and a demonstrated commitment to peer review. (3) The ability to work within the editorial team and the desire to maintain the quality and reputation of the journal.

Interested applicants should write to with a cover letter, a current CV, and either a one-page summary or a short video clip outlining the applicant’s philosophy regarding peer review, and their views on the aims and future direction of PRB as they see it. The deadline to apply is December 1st, 2023.

The American Physical Society is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from or nominations of women and members of underrepresented 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.


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At the American Physical Society, our mission is to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and service the broader physics community. Established in 1899,  APS represents more than 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world.

Why work for us
Founded in our Core Value of  Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect, the American Physical Society will provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all employees and promotion of successful and fulfilling career opportunities. The American Physical Society is a remote-first organization that supports flexible working hours, hybrid work models, and offers generous paid family leave. We offer a competitive base salary along with a comprehensive health and wellness benefits package. Whether it’s contributing to our world-leading journals or engaging and supporting the next generation of physicists through our robust program offerings, our employees have the opportunity to partner with diverse and talented colleagues on exciting initiatives.

Training and development
APS provides a wide array of professional-development opportunities  specific to each employee’s career path and goals. We foster a learning  environment by creating training opportunities that range from staff training seminars, attending conferences, mentorship/coaching, to on-demand courses and instruction via our learning management system. APS is committed to ensuring that our employees have a diverse library of tools and resources supporting their professional goals and outcomes.

What we are looking for
We are looking for people across various professions and specializations to support the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics. Join our diverse team of talented professionals who want to make a difference.  Core values drive our mission. We will provide a welcoming and inclusive environment and welcome all to share in the excitement of physics.

Does this sound like you? Join us and help us ensure a bright future for physics.

Please apply online at

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Desired degree  & disciplines
Bachelor’s/master’s degrees, Ph.D.

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