Two Associate Editor positions to be filled (March 2010)

A&A 512, E1 (2010), Letter from the A&A Board of Directors (PDF file)

The Board of Directors invites applications for two positions of A&A Associate Editors. The positions to fill are in the following research areas:
– Observational studies of extragalactic systems and of Galactic structure, clusters, and populations;
– Stellar astrophysics.

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 stellar astrophysics position, preference will be given to candidates with expertise in both theory and observations.

Candidates should be prepared to commit the time needed to handle the peer review of about two hundred 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 curriculumvitae, 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 Chairman or the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, who will send back an acknowledgment of receipt.

Chairman Dr. Georges Meynet
Geneva Observatory
CH-1290 Sauverny
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Fax: +41 22 37 92205

Vice-Chairman Dr. Klaas S. de Boer
Argelander Institut f¨ur Astronomie
Auf dem H¨ugel 71
D-53121 Bonn
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Applications received by 31 May 2010 will receive full consideration. Informal inquiries about the positions may be directed by e-mail to Georges Meynet or Klaas S. de Boer.