Academic Editor (Judaism) - AO1702SB
School of Divinity
Vacancy Description
School of Divinity, Salary: £41,526 per annum*, Start: 2 August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, Fixed term until 31 May 2024
The St Andrews Encyclopaedia of Theology, based at the School of Divinity at the University of St Andrews, intends to appoint a full-time Academic Editor for a fixed term from 2 August 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter) to 31 May 2024.  

The St Andrews Encyclopaedia of Theology project is creating a free, online encyclopaedia of academic theology. It publishes 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 section of the project is focused on articles relating to the full breadth of Jewish theological thought, including systematic accounts and interactions with philosophy, ethics, halakhah, and liturgy. The major communities of Jewish religious practice (Haredi, central Orthodox, Masorti, Reform, Liberal, etc.) will be represented. Candidates should have demonstrable experience or understanding of Jewish praxis and the field of Jewish theology, broadly understood. 

The Christian section is already under way. Further sections will cover other religious traditions, including Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

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 in identifying areas of expansion for the Encyclopaedia, and engaging in a range of technical and support tasks appropriate to their skills.

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

Modest funding for relocation will be offered to the successful candidate.

*Appointment at grade 6 (salary £33,797 - £40,322 per annum) will be considered for candidates with less experience/knowledge of the area with the job description to be amended accordingly. 

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Sterling Yates (Project Manager), email:, or to Dorothy Campbell (Project Administrator), email:

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian, Minority or Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in academic posts at the University.

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: AO1702SB

Closing Date: 14 April 2021

Further Particulars: AO1702SB FPs.doc  

School of Divinity
Salary: £41,526 per annum*
Start: 2 August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter
Fixed term until 31 May 2024