The American Physical Society is conducting an international search for a new Lead Editor of Physical Review E (PRE). The Lead Editor will provide intellectual leadership and vision for editorial standards and policies, direct the journal, and lead its editorial board and staff of editors.
Physical Review E (PRE) is a broad and interdisciplinary journal focusing on collective phenomena of many-body systems. As the APS flagship journal in the interrelated areas of statistical, nonlinear, biological, and soft matter physics, PRE covers recent developments in complex fluids, polymers, liquid crystals, and granular materials. The journal also includes sections on solid mechanics, fluid dynamics, plasma physics, computational physics, networks, and complex systems.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: stature in a field of research within the scope of PRE and a broad interest in the other areas it covers; editorial service with scholarly journals; ability to work effectively with an international community of authors, referees, and editors; an understanding of the challenges faced by authors from underrepresented groups; and the advocacy skills, integrity, and wisdom to lead the journal.
The Lead Editor may maintain their present position and location while devoting 10% to 20% of their time to this position. The initial appointment is for a three-year term with renewal possible after review. Compensation is negotiable and dependent on established time commitment. The desired starting date is 1 January 2021, but other arrangements can be made.
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.
The search is not limited to residents of the United States. Review of applications will begin on 1 September 2020 and continue until a candidate is selected. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (cover letter plus CV) should be sent to: Joshua Socolar, PRE Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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