Job Opportunities at AIP

The American Institute of Physics provides a wide variety of services for science societies, the physics community, students and the general public, as well as for over 100,000 people who comprise AIP’s Member Societies.

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Current open positions

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking a Web Designer to support the Center for History of Physics and Niels Bohr Library & Archives.  This person will report to the Assistant Director of the Niels Bohr Library & Archives. The ideal candidate will create and maintain departmental web pages using Drupal 7. He/she will transform older sub-sites into engaging online experiences and complete our content migration to Drupal, as well as incorporate digital manuscript collections into Drupal and integrate existing catalogs and collections. The successful candidate will also work with other AIP departments on print and web design projects as needed in support of the mission of AIP’s History Programs.

The American Institute of Physics is seeking a Payroll Manager to handle the day to day operations of the payroll area.  Essential responsibilities include processing payroll for AIP and five other associations on a bi-weekly basis, managing eTime, iPay and WFN software, monthly salary analysis, assist in the preparation of the annual salary budget, assist with the annual financial and pension audit, and prepare journal entries and reconciliations related to the payroll area.

 The American Institute of Physics is seeking a Director of its Statistical Research Center to assume responsibility for leading the collection, interpretation and dissemination of research on the comprehensive issues of the education and employment of physicists and related scientists.

 The successful candidate will manage a staff of 12 professionals who are actively engaged in multiple projects. The Director will also set and evaluate performance goals, and facilitate effective communication throughout the Center, while managing a significant budget. He or she will manage the Center’s research agenda, develop effective dissemination techniques for the community and respond to specific queries from a wide array of audiences. Additionally, the Director of the Statistical Research Center will give oral presentations and formal papers at conferences and meetings to disseminate results of latest research findings regarding the education and employment of physicists and related scientists, author reports and journal and magazine articles. The chosen candidate will also represent AIP to Member Societies, national groups and the broader scientific community as an expert in the field of supply, demand and utilization of human resources in the sciences.

 The American Institute of Physics is a not-for-profit corporation chartered in 1931 to advance, promote and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. AIP offers authoritative information, services, and expertise in physics education and student programs, science communication, government relations, career services for science and engineering professionals, statistical research in physics employment and education, industrial outreach, and the history of physics and allied fields. AIP also publishes the flagship magazine Physics Today and is home to the Society of Physics Students and the Niels Bohr Library and Archives. AIP owns AIP Publishing LLC, a scholarly publisher in the physical sciences.

Change is afoot at Physics Today. The current Editor in Chief (EIC) has announced his impending retirement. Now the most recognized and respected magazine in physics, published by the American Institute of Physics, is looking for an editorially talented, enthusiastic, insatiably curious EIC to lead and manage an experienced and talented team of editors and reporters in providing compelling content to scientists and engineers. Candidates should have a broad view of the physical sciences, be editorially creative and maintain a strong sense of editorial independence and integrity. Candidates should have a vision for serving a highly diverse and evolving community and a passion for bringing excellent science writing to readers around the world.

Essential among many responsibilities is the acquisition of feature articles and shepherding this content through development, submission, peer review, revision, editing, and publication. As the primary “face” of the publication in the community, the EIC must be a regular attendee at various scientific meetings.

Candidates should provide a Curriculum Vitae. Physics Today’s mission is to unify the physical science community. Candidates should write a brief essay outlining their ability to enable the magazine to fulfill its mission. A writing and editing test will be given to prospective candidates.

The American Institute of Physics Education Division is seeking an Intern who will work under the direction of Education Communications Manager to assist with the administration and analysis of the SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma social media sites as well as compile information for online publications. The intern will review website development projects and provide user feedback, migrate archived content from website to content management system; and other tasks as assigned. Our office is located within walking distance of the College Park Metro and University of Maryland.