New Editor-in-Chief Sought for the Journal of Propulsion and Power Written 31 July 2015

AIAA is seeking an outstanding candidate with an international reputation to assume the responsibilities of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Propulsion and Power. JPP  is devoted to the advancement of the science and technology of aerospace propulsion and power through the dissemination of original archival papers contributing to advancements in airbreathing, electric, and advanced propulsion; solid and liquid rockets; fuels and propellants; power generation and conversion for aerospace vehicles; and the application of aerospace science and technology to terrestrial energy devices and systems. The chosen candidate will assume the editorship at an exciting time as new features and functionality intended to enhance journal content are added to Aerospace Research Central, AIAA’s platform for electronic publications.

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the journal’s quality and reputation as well as establishing a strategic vision for the journal. He or she receives manuscripts, assigns them to Associate Editors for review and evaluation, and monitors the performance of the Associate Editors to ensure that the manuscripts are processed in a fair and timely manner. The Editor-in-Chief works closely with AIAA Headquarters staff on both general procedures and the scheduling of specific issues. Detailed record keeping and prompt actions are required. The Editor-in-Chief is expected to provide his or her own clerical support, although this may be partially offset by a small expense allowance. AIAA provides all appropriate resources including a web-based manuscript-tracking system.

Interested candidates are invited to send letters of application describing their reasons for applying, summarizing their relevant experience and qualifications, and initial priorities for the journal; full résumés; and complete lists of published papers, to:

Heather Brennan
Director, Publications
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 500
Reston, VA 20191-4344
Fax: 703/264-7551

A minimum of two letters of recommendation also are required. The recommendations should be sent by the parties writing the letters directly to Ms. Brennan at the above address, fax number, or e-mail.

To receive full consideration, applications and all required materials must be received at AIAA Headquarters by 1 Oct. 2015, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

A selection committee appointed by the AIAA Vice President–Publications, Frank K. Lu, will seek candidates and review all applications received. The search committee will recommend qualified candidates to the AIAA Vice President–Publications, who in turn will present a recommendation to the AIAA Board of Directors for approval. All candidates will be notified of the final decision. This is an open process, and the final selection will be made only on the basis of the applicants’ merits. All candidates will be notified of the final decision.

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