Paleonet: Palaeontological Association: Vaqcancy for Editor in Chief
tjp at aber.ac.uk
Sun Apr 13 15:33:56 BST 2008
Actually I suspect that the PalAss does things rather differently!
The committee has just made a decision as to whom they are going to
interview, and the people concerned have been told of the interview date.
It seems quite likely that references will be taken up on the interviewees
at some time, and if you receive a request from anyone it will be from
Howard or from Dave Harper. As you know (or may not) I am expressly
forbidden by a somewhat bizarre Council ruling a few years ago for
volunteering to take on additional tasks.
(My personal opinion is that so much is known to so many people about the
strengths and weaknesses of all 5 applicants, that formal references will
mean very little).
On Sun, 13 April, 2008 6:08 am, Norman MacLeod wrote:
> Hi Tim:
> Peter Doyle has asked me to write a personal reference for him with regard
> to this post. Should I do that now or will the search committee be
> contacting me if it's needed? It seems this is an(other) area where we do
> things very differently in the US and UK.
> On 26/3/08 10:26, "Tim Palmer" <tjp at aber.ac.uk> wrote:
>> The latest Palaeontological Association Newsletter, published yesterday,
>> contains an advertisment for the position of the Association's Editor in
>> Chief. The text of the advertisment follows below and applications are
>> welcomed from suitably-qualified candidates. It is expected that
>> interviews will take place in London on Tuesday May 6th.
>> Vacancy for Editor-in-Chief (0.7 fte)
>> Consequent on the imminent retirement of Prof. D. J. Batten a vacancy
>> arisen for the position of Editor-in-Chief.
>> Prospective candidates should have editorial experience (both scientific
>> and technical) that includes systematic palaeontology and taxonomy, and
>> online manuscript handling systems (the Association currently uses
>> Manuscript Central). The Editor-in-Chief has responsibility for the
>> management of the Association's publication portfolio and the handling
>> editors, and reports in the first instance to the Chair of the
>> Publications Board.
>> The position is 0.7 fte and the Association offers an attractive salary
>> with a non-contributory pension.
>> Interested applicants are invited to send, preferably electronically,
>> copies of their curriculum vitae, a covering letter to include a
>> of editorial experience and the names of two referees to Prof. D. A. T.
>> Harper (Chair of the Publications Board: DHarper at snm.ku.dk)
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