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Call for Editor

Deadline: 31st July 2022

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About the Role with Perspectives

Perspectives journal is seeking a new Editor to lead its editorial team. The current Editor, Bland Tomkinson, has indicated a wish to step down with effect from the end of 2022.

Taylor & Francis will make available an honorarium of £1000 a year to the Editor and Association of University Administrators will grant free access for the Editor to its annual conference. Relevant expenses will also be covered.

    Role Description

    The Editor is responsible to the publishers, Taylor & Francis, for:

    • Soliciting and encouraging submissions to Perspectives.

    • Leading the Editorial team – currently two Deputy Editors, Charlotte Verney and Joanne Caldwell, and three Associate Editors, one of whom also acts as the journal’s Social Media Editor and another as Secretary to the Editorial Board.

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

    • Identifying and encouraging suitable peer reviewers.

    • Monitoring the work of other members of the editorial team to ensure the smooth running of the journal.

    • As necessary, recruiting experienced new members of the editorial team.

    • Together with the Chair of the Editorial Board, supporting the processes for the identification and recruitment of new Editorial Board members.

    • Representing the journal at appropriate conferences and other events.

    • Providing reports to the Editorial Board, which normally meets four times per year. Meetings are normally held via video-conferencing.

    Taylor & Francis provides Editorial Assistant 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, preferably with a postgraduate research or relevant professional qualification, and to have experience of:

      • The editorial processes of a professional or academic journal.

      • Peer-reviewing scholarly articles.

      • Authoring scholarly articles in relevant journals in the field.

      • Commitment to, and understanding of, academic integrity and codes of ethics relevant to scholarly research and publishing and to professional support services in higher education.

      • Committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

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

      • Working in management, administration, or policy planning in higher education.

      • Working to tight deadlines.

      • Working as a close member of a professional team.

      • Familiarity with editorial access to ScholarOne system would be advantageous.

      Interviews will be held on Wednesday 31st August, pm (ECT)

      Submitting your Application to Perspectives

      Applications shall include:

      • A Covering Letter

      • A Curriculum Vitae

      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.

      Informal enquiries may be made of the current Editor, Bland Tomkinson or the Chair of the Editorial Board, Matthew Andrews. Please do not send applications to these addresses.

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