Edinburgh University Press Trustees

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The University Court is to appoint three trustees who will join the Board of Edinburgh University Press (EUP) in June 2022.

Applications for the roles, one of which will be the Chair of the Trustees designate and will assume the role of Chair in January 2023, must be submitted by 31 March 2022.


About EUP

Edinburgh University Press is one of the UK’s leading university presses. Its books and journals covers a wide range of subjects including Classics & Ancient History, Film Studies, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, Language & Linguistics, Law, Literary Studies, Philosophy, Politics, and Scottish Studies.

EUP recently started a new business plan, focused on building its reputation for developing world-class publications that amplify the critical role of humanities and social sciences in shaping how we think about and tackle global issues.

EUP works with authors from diverse backgrounds, from early career researchers to professors, to give voice to a wide range of perspectives, and aims to build partnerships that create connections with wider civic society.


About the Trustees

Trustees are responsible for the conduct of EUP’s business. They are appointed by the University Court and are normally subject to re-appointment on a triennial basis.

The Board of Trustees is advised by at least three Non-Executive Directors, all of whom have publishing experience in a senior role. Since 2016, it delegates certain matters of business to its Board of Management.

Trustees meet four times a year with the Board of Management and review financial reports, budgets, publishing and title reports and papers on key issues of policy or strategy. They have a dual reporting line to the University; through the Academic Policy Committee to the Senate and through Corporate Services to The University Court.

EUP is committed to the values of equality, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Find out more about EUP.

If you would like to find out more about the role of Trustee or Chair of the Trustees, please contact the current Chair of the Board of Trustees, Professor Ewen Cameron, or his colleague Professor Alvin Jackson.

If you would like to apply, please submit a letter, outlining why you would like to become a Trustee, and a brief CV to Professor Ewen Cameron by 31 March 2022. Interviews may be held in April, depending on the number of applications received.