Job Announcement: Editor, Astronomy Education Review

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Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009

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Applications will be reviewed starting June 15 and will continue until
position is filled.

Attention: Tim Slater, Chair, AER Editor Search Committee

The American Astronomical Society is soliciting applications and nominations
of candidates for the position of Editor of the Astronomy Education Review
(AER). This person will replace the current Editor, Sidney Wolff, who is
stepping down at the end of 2008. The AER is internationally known as the
pre-eminent scholarly journal in astronomy education and research, and the
new Editor will be responsible for enhancing the excellence of the Journal.
The AAS Council has selected a Search Committee to fill this position,
chaired by its Education Officer, Tim Slater. 

The Search Committee has identified the following qualifications that must
be satisfied by the successful applicant:

1. Recognized stature and achievement in astronomy and/or science education.

2. Experience with diplomatic management of peers, staff, or students.

3. A clear vision for the future of the AER.

4. Familiarity with budgets.

5. Experience as a referee.

6. Previous editorial experience would be useful but is not required.

The Editor is responsible for building and maintaining a cadre of referees
and assigns most manuscripts submitted to the referees, assesses the
referee's reports and recommends the papers for publication. The Editor is
responsible for maintaining the efficient and timely flow of manuscripts. As
part of this process, this person will also:

1. Actively recruit authors and referees.

2. Interface with the AAS Journals Manager.

3. Participate in the establishment and management of the Journal Budget.

4. Report to the Publications Board and the AAS Council on the status of the

The Society expects to compensate the Editor at roughly $10,000 per year
paid as a stipend (or other arrangements as negotiated) and performance will
be reviewed annually by the publications board.   No additional
infrastructure will be provided.  Specific questions about the historical
operations of the journal to date can be addressed to Sidney Wolff,
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Candidates for this position should submit a cover letter, CV, bibliography,
and names and contact information of three references to Tim Slater, Chair
of the AER Editor Search Committee, at the above address. Email submission
of PDF files is encouraged  to [log in to unmask] using AER Editor
Search as subject line.

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 AER. In accordance with the Bylaws of the Society,
the Search Committee will make its recommendations to the AAS Publications
Board and AAS Council. The final selection is made by the Council.
Applications and nominations received by 15 June 2008 will be given
full consideration. AAE/EOE.

The current website of the Astronomy Education Review is