American Mathematical Society, Chief Editor Search: Bulletin of the AMS

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Position Title: Chief Editor: Bulletin of the AMS
Position Location: Providence, Rhode Island 02904, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2021/10/13 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/04/29, finished 2021/10/19)
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Chief Editor of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society

Seeking applicants who thrive on communicating contemporary mathematics research to a broad range of mathematical scientists.


Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Chief Editor of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. The new editor-designee will be appointed as an Associate Editor beginning February 1, 2022, and will become Chief editor and a member of the AMS Council for a three-year term from February 1, 2024 through January 31, 2027. The applicant must demonstrate excellent editorial judgement and communication skills. Although the Bulletin Chief Editor is appointed for a term of three years, candidates willing to make a longer commitment will be preferred, as it is expected that the Bulletin Chief Editor will be reappointed for subsequent terms pending successful performance reviews. 

The Bulletin publishes substantial survey articles on contemporary mathematical research, written in a way that gives insight to mathematicians who may not be experts in the particular topic. Many of the expository articles are invited. The Bulletin also publishes reviews of selected books in mathematics and short articles in the Mathematical Perspectives section, both by invitation only. 

The Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society is published quarterly with articles posted individually to the AMS website before appearing in an issue. 


We welcome applications from individuals with strong mathematical research experience, broad mathematical interests, and a commitment to communicating mathematics to a diverse audience. The AMS strives to serve mathematicians of all disciplines in an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming fashion. Candidates that share in this approach are strongly encouraged to apply. 


The Chief Editor has editorial responsibility for the Bulletin within broad guidelines. The Chief Editor is assisted by two boards of associate editors (one for Articles and one for Book Reviews), appointed by the Council upon recommendation of the Chief Editor. The associate editors help to fashion the contents of the Bulletin and solicit materials for publication. The Bulletin also has on its editorial board one person responsible for the popular Current Events Bulletin event at the Joint Mathematics Meetings. AMS staff in Providence provide all production and administrative support. The Chief Editor will operate from their home institution. Some financial support for this work in available, typically in the form of release time. In order to begin working on the January 2024 issue, some editorial work would begin early in 2023. 


The Chief Editor is appointed by the Council upon recommendation by a Search Committee. Please submit your application - including a CV and a letter of interest - on At a later stage in the process you may be asked for references, i.e., the names of up to three people who are willing to be contacted by us for more information. 

Please send nominations or questions to Dr. Catherine Roberts, Executive Director, at 

Applications received by September 2, 2021 will be assured full consideration. 

The AMS supports equality of opportunity and treatment for all participants, regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, veteran status, or immigration status.

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