Associate Editor training programme for the Sports Engineering journal Strategic Partnerships

Posted 4 months ago

Following a period of sustained growth, the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) is recruiting for an additional Associate Editor for their journal Sports Engineering. This is a training programme, and the successful applicant will spend the first year as an Assistant Editor working alongside the current Associate Editors, before becoming an Associate Editor themselves. They shall work closely with the Associate Editors and report to the Editor-in-Chief.

ISEA has established partnerships with many organisations, including other academic societies, sports teams, governing and regulatory bodies, testing institutes and software and equipment developers. The new editor will be recruited with the specific role of overseeing these strategic partnerships for Sports Engineering, under the guidance of the Editor-in-Chief. They will oversee all aspects of these partnerships to ensure that Sports Engineering remains relevant to our partners, both old and new. Duties could include, but are not limited to, working with our partners to identify emerging themes for invited papers and topical collections, establishing collaborative initiatives with conferences, events and meetings (e.g. themed sessions, topical collections and prizes) and strategic topical collection guest editor and editorial board appointments. They will also engage in other journal editor activities, such as regular meetings, communications and promotion, to ensure they have the knowledge and experience required to undertake their editorial duties. The specific duties of the Associate Editor will be set by the Editor-in-Chief, depending on the current requirements of the journal. This is an excellent opportunity for a Sports Engineer who is interested in academic publishing.

The initial tenure will be for four years, with one year as an Assistant Editor and three years as an Associate Editor. The tenure may be extended following good performance. Remuneration for the role will include a stipend of £1,000 per annum, plus ISEA membership for the duration of the tenure.

The ideal candidate will be an established / emerging researcher in Sports Engineering, or similar such as physics, materials science, electronics or biomechanics, and experience as a reviewer, guest editor or conference organiser is desirable. They will be an active member of the Sports Engineering community, with a broad network of partners and an interest in scientific publishing. Engagement with other science and engineering communities, including in person, online and via social media, is required. The editorial team are particularly interested in applications from candidates located outside of regions where they are based, with technical expertise in areas that complements their own (particularly statistics).

Further details on the journal are on the website: www.springer.com/engineering/mechanics/journal/12283

For informal enquiries please contact our Editor-in-Chief Dr Tom Allen: t.allen@mmu.ac.uk

Applications consisting of an academic CV and covering letter should be sent to ISEA@shu.ac.uk by 1st October 2021.