The American Astronomical Society (AAS) and the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) are soliciting applications and nominations of candidates for the position of Editor of The Planetary Science Journal (PSJ). This is a new journal being launched by AAS Publications to serve the planetary science community. The search will be conducted by the DPS Publications Subcommittee and Ethan Vishniac, the current Editor in Chief of the AAS Journals. The Search Committee is looking for candidates that have a record of achievement in planetary science, experience as an author and referee in this field, and a clear vision for the future of the PSJ. Previous editorial experience would be useful but is not required.
This is a part time position. The Editor will be based at their home institution and is expected to devote approximately 20% of their time to managing the PSJ and coordinating peer review of submitted manuscripts.
Candidates for this position should submit a cover letter, CV, bibliography, and names of two references to [email protected], Chair of the Search Committee, at the above address. Email submission of PDF files will also be accepted. Nominations for the position may also be sent to the same address. Selected candidates will be asked to provide evidence of institutional support for their assuming the above editorial duties.
The cover letter should address the candidate’s qualifications, reason for interest in the position, and ideas for the operation, management, and future of the PSJ. Nominations submitted by September 30 2019 will be given full consideration.