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Editors Sought for SIOP Organizational Frontier and Professional Practice Series



SIOP is now soliciting nominations for two editor positions: SIOP Organizational Frontier Series and SIOP Professional Practice Series. The new series editors will be selected by the SIOP Publications Board and approved by the Executive Board in April 2012.

The new editors-in-training would begin working with the current editors immediately after the April 2012 announcement. The term is for 5 years. Duties and responsibilities of the editor positions are described below. 

An editor must be a SIOP Member or International Affiliate. Any SIOP Member or International Affiliate can nominate for the editorship. Self-nominations are also welcome.

Nominations and self-nominations should be sent via email by January 1, 2012
to: Scott Highhouse (shighho@bgsu.edu), Publications Officer, SIOP
Requirements for Organizational Frontier Series Editor
Nominees should have a broad knowledge of the field in order to identify topics for edited volumes that have made significant recent advances or reflect emerging areas of research. Prior experience editing volumes with multiple authors is strongly recommended. The series editor, as well as the volume editors and series board members, should have visibility at the cutting edge of the field and be strong in its scientific aspects.
Launched in 1983 to make scientific contributions to the field, this series publishes books on cutting-edge theory and research derived from practice in industrial and organizational psychology, and related organizational science disciplines. The goal of the series is to inform and stimulate research for SIOP members (students, practitioners, and researchers) and people in related disciplines, including other sub-disciplines of psychology, organizational behavior, human resource management, and labor and industrial relations.
Requirements for Professional Practice Series Editor
It is highly desirable that the series editor be an experienced practitioner. In this context, the term practitioner is construed broadly. It would include I-O psychologists in academic or applied research organization positions for whom applied practice is a substantial component of their position. That is, university faculty who devote virtually all of their time to teaching, research, and service would typically not be recruited as a series editor, unless their academic appointment was recent and they had substantial practice experience in a previous position. Beyond being an expert in particular areas of practice, the series editor should also have a broad perspective of I-O psychology, including both its scientific base and the full spectrum of applications.
Ideal for industrial and organizational psychologists, organizational scientists and practitioners, human resources professionals, managers, executives, and those interested in organizational behavior and performance, these volumes are informative and relevant guides to organizational practice. The series includes guidance, insights, and advice on how to apply the concepts, findings, methods, and tools derived from organizational psychology to organizational problems.
If you are interested in serving as a series editor, or if you know someone who might, please submit your nomination to Scott Highhouse before January 1, 2012!