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Recruiting for Assistant Editor for Social Media

Teaching in Higher Education

11 January 2023

About the role

Teaching in Higher Education is looking to recruit an Assistant Editor: Social Media to join its Executive Editorial Team in January 2023, for a period of three years. This role represents an exciting opportunity for a committed professional in the field of higher education studies to engage with a leading international peer-reviewed journal.

The role of Assistant Editor: Social Media

Join the meetings of the Executive Editorial team, either remotely or in person

  • The pattern of meetings for the team is currently a one-day meeting in June, a two-day residential meeting in mid-December, and two short exclusively virtual meetings.

Promote the journal on social media (e.g. using the journal’s Twitter account)

  • Tweet about new articles as they are published on the publisher’s website.
  • When tweeting about new articles, follow the new authors and ‘@’ them in the tweets.
  • Tweet about new regular issues when they are formally published ‘on paper’.
  • Like and retweet when authors or others ‘@’ us in tweets about a paper, blog post or similar.

Undertake a series of developmental tasks

  • Seek out and follow new critical writers in the field of higher education, with a view to attracting new high-quality authors.
  • Build Twitter links with other relevant journals and organisations, while retaining our focus on ‘critical perspectives’.
  • Develop a strong use of relevant hashtags and/or seek to develop new ones.
  • Engage in discussion with the executive editorial team about ongoing social media strategy for the journal, taking forward the agreed actions.


About the journal

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Teaching in higher education has become an internationally recognised field, which is more than ever open to multiple forms of contestation. However, the intellectual challenge which teaching in this setting presents has been inadequately acknowledged and theorised. The Journal Teaching in Higher Education addresses this gap by publishing scholarly work that critically examines and interrogates the values and presuppositions underpinning teaching, introduces theoretical perspectives and insights drawn from different disciplinary and methodological frameworks, and considers how teaching and research can be brought into a closer relationship. It welcomes contributions that aim to develop sustained reflection, investigation and critique, and that critically identify new agendas for research.

The Journal is currently ranked 106/267 in the field of Education & Educational Research, with the 2021 Impact Factor at 2.750 (Thomson Reuters, 2021 Journal Citation Reports). It is a leading international peer reviewed journal in the sub-field of higher education. The Journal benefits greatly from the contributions of its international editorial board, with members from around 20 countries globally.

The Journal is directed by an Executive Editorial Team, which is presently constituted by the Editor and six Executive Editors. The operation of the Journal is supported by a dedicated part-time administrator who directly works to the Editor, as well as by the regular operations of the publishers.

Further information about the Journal is available on its website: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cthe20/current

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Application Instructions

Applications are welcomed from candidates based in any location across the world, although it would be an advantage to be able to attend the two-day Executive Editorial Team residential that is held in the UK each December, as well as the day-long meeting usually held in June each year. Travel expenses within the UK to attend these meetings are paid for by the publishers.  It is anticipated that an appointment will be made prior to the upcoming residential from the 12th-13th December 2022, with scope for the appointed individual to attend this event, if available.

An honorarium of £500 will be paid to the Assistant Editor each year to support conference attendance, or other relevant academic activity or expenses.

Applicants are welcome to contact either of the two members of the Executive Editorial team who are taking responsibility for the appointment:

To apply for the role, please send the following information by email to the journal’s administrator, Alison Stanton, at [email protected] by 5pm GMT Wednesday 11th January 2023:

  • A copy of your current academic CV, which should include details of experience relevant to editorial work on an international journal (including a full statement of relevant academic publications), as well as details of experience relating to social media activity.
  • A short covering letter that outlines the reasons for your interest in the role, and that outlines why you are suited to it.

Shortlisted applicants will be expected to undertake a remote interview during the week after the closing deadline for applications.

The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.

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