Announcement from the A&A Board of Directors: Call for Candidates for Managing Editor of A&A (June 2018)

The Board of Directors of Astronomy & Astrophysics invites applications for the position of Managing Editor, which will become vacant in July, 2018.

The position has two complementary aspects:

  • the Managing Editor acts as one of the Associate Editors, in her/his broad research area;
  • the Managing Editor manages the Editorial Office and ensures the coordination with the Publisher on behalf of the Board of Directors of Astronomy & Astrophysics, in close consultation with the Editors in Chief. The Managing Editor is expected to have a broad and recognized expertise in his/her domain of specialization, as witnessed by a strong record of influential published research.

Candidates should be prepared to commit the time needed to supervise the Editorial Office, interact with the Publisher, and handle the peer review of about one hundred papers per year. The position is based in Paris and the candidate will have to maintain a regular presence at the Editorial Office, located at the Paris Observatory. An annual indemnity is provided for this position. The initial term of appointment is four years.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a concise letter that summarizes the candidate’s qualifications and the reasons for seeking the Managing Editor position. They should in particular describe their experience in managing teams of researchers and/or administrative and technical staff. They should also describe their previous experience in refereeing and scientific editing. Applications should be e-mailed in PDF format to the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors, who will reply with an acknowledgment of receipt.

Chairperson of the Board
Prof. Andre Moitinho de Almeida
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Vice-Chairperson of the Board
Prof. Wolfgang J. Duschl
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Applications received by July 20, 2018 will receive full consideration.

Informal inquiries about the positions may be directed by e-mail to Andre Moitinho or Wolfgang Duschl, as well as to any of the members of the Executive Committee1, Editor-in-Chief and Letters Editor-in-Chief.