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Academic Editor – Electronic Enlightenment

University of Oxford

We are seeking an Academic Editor based in the Centre for Digital Scholarship to play a leading role in developing and implementing the Bodleian’s policy and strategy on the  

Electronic Enlightenment

resource in the context of our wider text collections.

The Centre for Digital Scholarship is a space and place for the Bodleian Libraries to engage, lead and shape discussions around digital scholarship practice and research within and beyond the University of Oxford.

Electronic Enlightenment is a digital resource based within the Centre for Digital Scholarship and the Bodleian Digital Library. It has evolved over three decades to become a leading resource for researchers, academics and students as it contains almost 80,000 letters and documents from over 10,000 correspondents.  There are 150 subscribers worldwide with sales and marketing managed in partnership with Oxford University Press.

You will be someone with deep subject knowledge of the Enlightenment from any disciplinary background, with knowledge and experience of scholarly literary or critical editing. You will be able to represent both the Electronic Enlightenment project, the Bodleian Libraries and the interests of contributing editors to the resource. Good communication is key, as you will need to work with a variety of partners and colleagues to identify and acquire new content for Electronic Enlightenment. You will be able to see the broader strategic context, and work with Bodleian colleagues as you develop a content strategy that considers academic quality, commercial viability, and the Bodleian’s strategic priority to diversify our digital collections.

This is a unique role for an academic, researcher, curator or other expert, looking to develop skills in working with one of the UK’s leading research libraries, to understand the wider developments in digital libraries, and to influence the development of a key resource for Enlightenment studies.

This is a 2-year fixed term role for 1 days per week which can be done almost entirely remotely and in a working pattern agreed with the line manager. The successful candidate will be encouraged to attend up to 4 onsite meetings to meet the Electronic Enlightenment and wider Bodleian digital teams in person.

University employees enjoy 38 days’ paid holiday, generous pension schemes, travel discounts, and a variety of professional development opportunities. Our range of other employee benefits and discounts also includes free entry to the Botanic Gardens and University colleges, and discounts at University museums. See

Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example shared parental leave.

You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement form as part of your online application. Your supporting statement form should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday (GMT) on Tuesday 12 December 2023 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 10 January 2024.

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