Faculty Editor

Glasgow (GB)
09 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Faculty Editor O.5FTE
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (
Staff Category    Academic
Reference No    105286
Reports To    Vice-Dean - Research
Grade:    8
Salary Range:    £39,992 (pro rata)
Contract Type:    Fixed Term (12 months)
FTE:    0.5 (17.5 hours/week)
Closing Date    Sunday, 28 January 2018

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a Faculty Editor to coach Academic colleagues across all Schools and subject areas in various aspects of the publication process, including improvement of writing skills to become more effective efficient writers and working with colleagues to improve the language, style and clarity of publications for REF submission.  The successful applicant should be able to train staff on how to translate research findings for a variety of audiences, such as blog posts, The Conversation, Op-Eds, briefing papers etc.  The successful applicant will also be required to assist with the grant writing process.

Educated to degree level, candidates will be PhD qualified or will have appropriate Professional experience in a relevant area.  Candidates must be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of academic publishing in Humanities and Social Sciences as well as knowledge of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and its impact on higher education in the UK. The successful candidate will be an experienced coach, capable of editing academic writing efficiently and constructively in order to assist in enhancing the Faculty’s contribution to the REF 2020. 

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Other Information

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Matt Smith, Vice-Dean Research ( or 0141-544 8353).


Formal interviews for this post will be held on Friday, 9 February 2018.

Equality and Diversity

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.