Join our editorial team

We are seeking a two part-time Associate Editors to commission and coordinate book reviews. Launched in 2018, The Polyphony has rapidly become the leading international web platform for medical humanities research. The site is a vibrant hub for conversations about the latest developments in the interdisciplinary field of medical humanities which engage academics, health professionals and the general public.

Associate Editors x 2 (2-3 hours/week, £12.10/hour)

The Associate Editors will be responsible for pro-actively curating, coordinating and editing book reviews for The Polyphony. The Associate Editors will have a genuine passion for medical humanities and a relevant degree (ideally a Masters or PhD). They must also be self-motivated with excellent writing and editing skills, and the ability to build effective relationships with contributors and colleagues.

Applicants MUST be eligible to work in the UK.

Although formally based in Durham, this work can be done remotely. The exact working pattern is negotiable however regular engagement is essential. For more information download the full job description here.

To apply for this position please send the following to

  • A brief (2 page max) CV
  • A covering letter outlining your interest in and suitability for the role
  • A short (1 page max) statement indicating your areas of interest and expertise in the medical humanities and how you would develop the portfolio of reviews on The Polyphony

The closing date is 12noon GMT on Thursday 6 June 2019. Interviews will be held by video conference call on Wednesday 19 June 2019. Successful candidates will be expected to attend a development workshop in Durham on Thursday 1 August (for which expenses will be covered).

For more information contact IMH Manager, Sarah McLusky  in the first instance.

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