Current Directions in Psychological Science Call for Editor Nominations

Deadline: July 8, 2024

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) invites nominations for Editor of Current Directions in Psychological Science. Now in its 34th year, Current Directions publishes reviews by leading experts of cutting-edge research covering all areas and levels of scientific psychology, including basic, applied, and integrative research. Current Directions articles allow readers to stay apprised of important developments related to their own areas of expertise and in other areas that have potential to inform and expand their work.

Current Directions also is recognized as a leading resource for engaging students of psychological science. The articles are written to be accessible to non-experts, making them ideally suited for use in the classroom. Further information about Current Directions in Psychological Science, including the journal’s scope and mission, is available on the APS website.

Selection Criteria: Nominees must be APS members. Criteria that will be considered in selecting the Editor will include:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of, and broad perspective on, the field of psychological science
  • Ability to identify and commission reviews of important and interesting developments in the diverse disciplines within psychological science (e.g., cognitive, social, developmental, clinical, industrial/organizational, health, behavioral neuroscience, biopsychology, and others), including both established and emerging areas and research that integrates scientific perspectives
  • Professional accomplishment and recognition within psychological science
  • Demonstrated writing, reviewing, and managerial skills
  • Significant editorial experience and the ability to work with authors to publish reviews that are accessible to a wide audience, including non-experts and students in all areas of psychology and related fields
  • Commitment to devoting time to editorial duties
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in psychological science
  • Demonstrated commitment to scientific integrity and ethical treatment of others

We are open to speaking with (or receiving nominations of) individuals who are uncertain whether their qualifications fit with the requirements of the position.

Starting Date: The Editor should be prepared to begin the transition in late 2024 with a term beginning January 1, 2025. The term is four years.

Nominations: Please provide a name and contact information for each person you nominate by July 8, 2024. Additional material may be sent, including curricula vitae and brief statements of interest or support, but at this point in the process, a name and contact information are sufficient. Please consider the diverse and international nature of our field in nominating colleagues. Self-nominations are encouraged, as are nominations of members of historically underrepresented groups in psychological science.

Send nominations and inquiries to:

APS Editor Search Committee, [email protected]

Chair: Sonja Lyubomirsky, University of California, Riverside
Fred Oswald, Rice University
Penny Pexman, Western University, Canada
Denise Wu, National Central University, Taiwan
Robert Gropp, APS Chief Executive Officer (Ex Officio)