Academic Editor – AO1608SB

The St Andrews Encyclopaedia of Theology, based at the School of Divinity at the University of St Andrews, intends to engage two (2) full-time Academic Editors for a fixed term of up to 4.5 years beginning in January 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

The St Andrews Encyclopaedia of Theology project is creating a free, online encyclopaedia of academic theology. It will publish peer-reviewed research articles of approximately 12,000 words, written and maintained by senior scholars. We are creating an internet resource for theology’s future: an Encyclopaedia in the emic rather than etic mode, focusing on theological concepts, structures, and systems. As the Encyclopaedia of Theology will ultimately incorporate intellectual content from all major religious traditions, we propose an emphasis on material being written by scholars for whom these traditions are alive. More information may be found at the project website,

This phase of the project is focused on articles relating to areas of Christian theology, with future phases covering Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Candidates should have some demonstrable experience or understanding of Christian praxis and the field of Christian theology.

Successful applicants will be part of a growing team of academic colleagues contributing to the commissioning and editing of several hundred articles, working collaboratively with our senior editorial team identifying areas of expansion for the Encyclopaedia, engaging in a range of technical and support tasks appropriate to their skills.

Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree, or equivalent, in Christian theology or another area relevant to this Christian-focused phase of the Encyclopaedia, or a commensurate level of experience in academic publishing. A demonstrable research record in an area related to this phase of the Encyclopaedia is desirable, and there will be the option to maintain an independent research profile in addition to conducting research in line areas of interest to the Encyclopaedia. Ideal candidates will possess both a terminal degree and experience in editorial or publishing roles, and have a record of research relevant to the needs of the Encyclopaedia.

*Appointment at Grade 6 (salary £33,797-£40,322) will be considered for candidates with less experience with the job description to be amended accordingly.

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Oliver Langworthy, email:, tel: +44 1334 463008 or to Prof. Judith Wolfe, email:, tel: +44 1334 462833. Project members will be at AAR/SBL 2019 and will be available to address informal inquiries in person.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). More details can be found at

Please quote ref: AO1608SB

Closing Date: 19 December 2019

Further Particulars: AO1608SB FPs.doc

School of Divinity
Salary: £41,526 per annum
Fixed Term: 4.5 years
Start: As soon as possible

Academic Editor – AO1608SB