Thursday, June 25, 2015

[Vacancy] Psychology of Music Journal Editorial Assistant

Psychology of Music Journal

Editorial Assistant


The position of Editorial Assistant carries an annual stipend of £4000 from 2016 (subject to tax, if applicable) and is an important role in supporting the Editor and Editorial Board of the Psychology of Music Journal. It requires someone with exceptional attention to detail, good time management skills, an ability to manage a complex online system, and high levels of discretion, as well as knowledge of the academic subject matter covered by the journal. The approximate time involved is around 5–8 hours per week, depending on the flow of activity. The role includes dealing with author enquiries, checking manuscripts on submission and resubmission, proof-reading of accepted manuscripts before they are passed to the publisher (e.g., checking style, quality of English, and adherence to academic conventions), processing manuscripts through the Sage online system in a timely fashion, and ensuring the editorial team are kept informed of tasks in hand.

The post would suit a doctoral student or a post-doctoral researcher, or a recent graduate in the psychology of music or a closely related area, and it is intended that this appointment will provide at least some overlap between the current editor and the new one (to be appointed in 2016). Interested applicants should send a full CV and the names of two referees (at least one of whom should be an academic), who can comment on their ability and motivation to undertake this work, to Professor Graham Welch, Chair of SEMPRE ( by 1 August 2015. It is hoped that an appointment will be made by 1 September 2015 or soon after. Any informal enquiries about this role can be directed to the current Editorial Assistant, Rachel Hallett (, or the current Psychology of Music Editor, Dr Alexandra Lamont (