Lead Editor, Physical Review A

The American Physical Society is conducting an international search for a new Lead Editor of Physical Review A. 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 A publishes important developments in the rapidly evolving areas of atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics, quantum information, and related fundamental concepts.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: current involvement and stature in a field of research within the scope of Physical Review A; prior editorial service with scholarly journals; management experience; ability to work effectively with authors, referees, editors, and the APS; advocacy, 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 his/her present appointment and location while devoting about 20% of his/her 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 2019, but other arrangements can be made for outstanding candidates.

The APS is an equal employment opportunity employer and encourages applications from and nominations of women and minorities. Review of applications will begin on 15 June 2018 and continue until a candidate is selected. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (cover letter plus CV) should be sent to: Prof. Anthony Starace, Chair, PRA Search Committee, edsearch@aps.org

All applications and nominations will be treated with strict confidentiality.

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.