Associate Editor training programme for Sports Engineering


Posted 11 months ago

The Engineering of Sport conference Topical Collection

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 made the strategic decision to have a Topical Collection coinciding with each of their conferences in the Engineering of Sport series. The new editor will be recruited with the specific role of overseeing these new Topical Collections, under the guidance of the Editor-in-Chief. The new editor will oversee all aspects of the Topical Collection, leading the guest editorial team. 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 lead the guest editorial team. 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 4 years, with 1 year as an Assistant Editor and 3 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, with experience as a reviewer, guest editing and conference organising experience would also be desirable. They will be an active member of the Sports Engineering community, with an interest in scientific publishing. Engagement with other science and engineering communities, both in person and via social media, would be desirable. The editorial team are particularly interested in applications from candidates located outside of Europe, with technical expertise in areas that complements their own.

Further details on the journal are on the website:

For informal enquires please contact our Editor-in-Chief Dr Tom Allen:
Applications consisting of an academic CV and covering letter should be send to by 1st August 2020.