Perspectives - Associate Editor

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Call for Associate Editor

Perspectives: Policies and Practice in Higher Education

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30 November 2021

Associate Editor Vacancy

Perspectives journal is seeking an additional Associate Editor to join its editorial team. The current Editor, Bland Tomkinson, is supported by two Deputy Editors, Charlotte Verney and Joanne Caldwell, and three Associate Editors. Currently the Associate Editors are Jean Grier and Anastasia Orekhov: the latter also acts as the journal’s Social Media Editor. Following some changes in the way in which the journal is run, the third Associate Editor, currently a vacant post, will also act as Secretary to the Editorial Board in addition to the normal duties of an Associate Editor as described below.

Aims and Scope of the Journal

Perspectives: policy and practice in higher education informs and challenges higher education managers and administrators, both within the UK and internationally, by publishing scholarly material which analyses and develops their practice of leadership, management and policymaking. It also aims to inform students and researchers in higher education policy, leadership and management as well as policy makers in governmental organisations and elsewhere.

Contributions are welcomed from practitioners in the field as well as from those studying higher education. Articles should aim to: advance managers’ and policymakers’ knowledge and understanding within the wider higher education environment; encourage the exchange and internationalisation of ideas about the practice and development of management in higher education; and foster debate about the effects of changes in the environment on working practices in higher education management.

Role Description

Associate Editors are expected to support the Editor by: 

  • Working with the Editorial Board to maintain and enhance the Journal’s quality and reputation nationally and internationally.

  • Soliciting and encouraging submissions to Perspectives.

  • Identifying suitable peer reviewers and undertaking peer reviews themselves.

  • Working flexibly with other members of the editorial team to ensure the smooth running of the journal.

Additionally, the Secretary to the Editorial Board will:

  • Work with the staff of Taylor & Francis to ensure that Editorial Board meetings are correctly supported with agenda and minutes.

  • Support the Chair of the Editorial Board in arranging dates and times for quarterly online meetings of the Editorial Board.

  • Support the processes for the identification and recruitment of new Editorial Board members.

Taylor & Francis will provide editorial office support to assist with the administrative aspects of managing the journal’s ScholarOne Manuscripts website, including checking that all necessary files and information have been submitted, correspondence with authors and reviewers as required on technical aspects of submitting and reviewing, and sending accepted manuscripts into their production system.

Person Specification

The person appointed will be expected to be qualified to at least first-degree level and to have experience of:

  • Regular reading of professional journals.

  • Committee servicing.

  • Working in professional support services in tertiary education.

  • Working to tight deadlines.

  • Working as a close member of a professional team.

  • Commitment to, and understanding of, codes of ethics relevant to professional support services.

Additionally, candidates will desirably possess a higher degree and have experience of:

  • Writing and reviewing of scholarly articles.

  • Commitment to, and understanding of, codes of ethics relevant to scholarly research and publishing.

  • Familiarity with the requirements of the double-anonymous peer review process.

  • Assisting in the editorial processes of a professional or academic journal.


The journal is committed to advancing equality and valuing diversity in all its practices. In making appointments, the Editorial Board wishes to have the highest possible regard to increasing the diversity of its membership. We particularly encourage applications from women, disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and others with protected characteristics as individuals from these groups are underrepresented in our membership. Taylor & Francis will make available an honorarium of £300 a year to the Associate Editor.

Submitting Your Application

Application is by letter and brief curriculum vitae and these should be received by the Chair of the Board no later than 30 November 2021. Informal enquiries may be made of the the Editor ([email protected]) or the Chair of the Editorial Board ([email protected]).

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