Call for new Associate Editors (Oct. 2018)

The Board of Directors invites applications for three positions of A&A Associate Editors. The positions to fill are in the following broad research areas:

  • Cosmology
  • Planetary Science
  • Solar Physics

The new Associate Editors are expected to have a broad and recognized expertise in their domain of specialization, as witnessed by a strong record of influential published research. For the Planetary Science position, preference will be given to candidates who are comfortable with theory papers. For the three positions, experience in the development of instrumentation or expertise in Astrostatistics/Astroinformatics, and some familiarity with additional fields of astrophysics will be valued.

Candidates should be prepared to commit the time needed to handle the peer review of about hundred and fifty papers per year. Limited support for office equipment and secretarial help, as well as 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 an Associate Editor position. They should in particular describe their experience as a referee and/or journal editor. Possible support for the task (in terms of equipment, office space or personnel) from the home institute should also be discussed in the application. Applications should be e-mailed in PDF format to the Chair person and the Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors, who will send back an acknowledgment of receipt.

Chairperson of the Board
Pr. Andre Moitinho de Almeida
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Vice-Chairperson of the Board
Pr. Wolfgang J. Duschl
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Applications received by November 21 2018 will receive full consideration. Shortlisted candidates will be notified on November 23 and invited for an interview in Paris on December 7, 2018.

Informal inquiries about the positions may be directed by e-mail to Andre Moitinho or Wolfgang Duschl, as well as to any of the current editors and members of the Executive Committee*