Campbell Collaboration seeks Editor-in-Chief

The Campbell Collaboration is an international research network supporting the production and use of evidence synthesis for better social and economic policy and practice. Established in 2000, Campbell has recently adopted a new strategy for 2016-18 involving an ambitious programme of expansion. To support this higher level of activity, Campbell is expanding its secretariat including the appointment of a full-time Editor-in-Chief (EiC). The position of the EiC within Campbell is shown in the organization chart contained in the strategy.

The Editor-in-Chief will be responsible for guiding and implementing Campbell strategy for the production of evidence synthesis, including establishment of a broader range of evidence synthesis products in the Campbell Library. The EiC will develop, monitor and ensure adherence to Campbell policies and procedures relating to publications in the Campbell Library. He or she shall also support training, the resource sections of the Campbell website, and undertake external representation.

The EiC is expected to work remotely from his or her current location, with occasional visits to the Campbell Secretariat offices in Oslo and New Delhi and travel to attend the annual Campbell conference, and some Campbell Board meetings. However, location in one of the Campbell offices may also be considered.

The Campbell EiC is a full-time position.


  • Advanced degree in the social sciences. Exceptional candidates with advanced degrees in health or natural sciences may also be considered.
  • Detailed knowledge of quantitative synthesis. Experience with qualitative synthesis is a very strong advantage.  
  • Substantial component of recent work involves systematic reviews.

The following experience is desirable for candidates for this position:

  1. Author of one or more systematic reviews, with a preference for those published in the Campbell or Cochrane Libraries.
  2. Editorial experience managing Campbell or Cochrane reviews or similar.
  3. Other editorial experience, e.g. as a journal editor.
  4. Published methods papers on systematic reviews.
  5. Conducted training, teaching or mentoring on social science research, preferably with some focus on statistics.
  6. Experience in managing staff, preferably on a remote basis, and preferably research staff.
  7. Good public speaking skills. Proficiency in English is essential. Other languages are an advantage.

How to apply 

To apply for this position please send an email titled ‘Campbell EiC’, attaching CV and a statement of no more than two pages addressing how you would approach this position to

The closing date is Thursday, 15th June 2017. Read the complete job description here.



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