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The editors of Physical Review A seek a dynamic and personable colleague for the position of Assistant Editor. The primary responsibility is to manage the peer review process and decide, aided by expert input, which papers merit publication according to the journal's criteria. The Assistant Editor is expected, after an initial training period, to take independent actions on submitted manuscripts. In addition to this core responsibility, the editor will help with advancing the overall mission of the journal; e.g., by assisting the journal’s remote editors with manuscript handling, by contributing to various highlighting and outreach efforts, and by being an effective ambassador for the journal through attendance at conferences (two to three per year) and visits to research institutions around the world.
Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field and at least some postdoctoral experience in an area relevant to the journal, and be familiar with the research publication process through their own publications and as a referee. We have a preference for someone with experience in the area of atomic and molecular physics, but applicants with a background in optics, quantum information, or quantum foundations will also be considered. An excellent command of written and spoken English is essential, as is attention to detail. No prior editorial experience is required—we will train the new editor to develop the necessary skills.
This full-time position is based at the American Physical Society Editorial Office in Ridge, New York, on Long Island near Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University. A significant and regular presence at Ridge is necessary, but partial telecommuting could be negotiated. We offer career stability, a competitive salary, and an outstanding benefits package to a qualified individual ready to start a nontraditional career in physics. For general information about the Society and its journals, see the APS website and APS Journals.
To apply, please send your resume plus cover letter containing salary requirements and timetable of availability to:
Daniel T. Kulp, Editorial Director
American Physical Society
1 Research Road
Ridge, NY 11961
The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, D.C.
APS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.