Position of Editor of Australian Geomechanics


The National Committee of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) invites expressions of interest from individuals interested in taking on the Editor role of our quarterly journal, Australian Geomechanics. The position would suit an experienced (Senior or Principal) geotechnical professional who is retired, on the cusp of retirement or works part-time. However, anyone with the requisite ability and the opportunity
to devote the necessary time to the position is encouraged to apply. Applications open 1st September 2023.

The journal is published quarterly – in March, June, September and December. Generally, the deadline for receiving final content is the 5th day of the month prior to publication and putting together the issue, with the direct support of a graphic designer, takes up to 2 weeks. The average effort is approximately 4- 5 hours / week, but varies from week to week depending upon the timing of the journal production cycle and the timing of submissions received.

Full training will be provided, and a modest stipend applies to the role.

General responsibilities of the Editor role include:

Interested applicants should send a short CV and a statement outlining their interest in seeking the position of Editor of Australian Geomechanics, and their overall objectives for the role. Ideally, applications should explicitly address the individual’s aims and vision for Australian Geomechanics, suggested steps to be taken to sustain the pool of high-quality papers, and the expansion of the readership of the journal.

The AGS is seeking an initial term for the role of three years. The AGS is also seeking to fill the position of Assistant Editor/s to provide support with the tasks.

Enquiries regarding what the position entails can be addressed to the Interim Editor, Hugo Acosta- Martinez ([email protected]).

EOI applications should be sent to Jon Gibbs, AGS Secretary ([email protected]).

The process will remain open until a suitable candidate is appointed.