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Dissertation Editor

Saybrook University
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Job location: Remote

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-07-07
Req: R0006369

Job Description:

Saybrook University is seeking a full-time Dissertation Editor to join its Center for Writing and Academic Success.

Under the direction of the Director of the Center for Writing and Academic Success, the Dissertation Editor is responsible for reviewing and editing dissertations for ProQuest submission and finalization, developing content and policy related to APA Format and document review, and assisting students one-on-one with their writing.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • The Dissertation Editor position duties primarily include but are not limited to timely review of large documents, especially dissertations and theses; editing and proofreading for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and APA format; and coordinating with Ph.D. and M.A. candidates and the office of the Saybrook Registrar. This position will use technology such as Microsoft Word, e-mail, and peer-to-peer video platforms.
  • Secondary duties include writing tutoring, editorial training, creating and running workshops, creating tutorial documents, gathering data, creating databases, reviewing scholarship, annotating scholarship, and writing case studies/reports about completed tutoring sessions. For these secondary duties, the position will use learning management systems to facilitate tutoring.
  • Additional responsibilities may include travel to attend the bi-annual Saybrook residency conference, and participation/attendance at conferences or other professional development opportunities.

Position Requirements:

  • Master’s degree; terminal degree preferred.
  • Expertise with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and Microsoft Word.
  • Dissertation Editors must have competent graduate-level reading comprehension and writing skills.

Position Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with Saybrook University Handbook of Format and Style for Dissertations, Theses, Projects, and Capstones.
  • Prior editorial experience with dissertations/theses.
  • Prior experience tutoring and working with students remotely.

Saybrook University offers a generous compensation and benefits package. Some of our key benefits include: paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan, and multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA).

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Saybrook University:

Saybrook University was founded over 40 years ago by some of the greatest minds of the 20th century and continues to inspire a new generation of innovators. A non-profit regionally accredited university known for its commitment to humanistic studies and rigorous research, Saybrook University’s academic model puts the student at the center of everything we do to provide a unique, transformational, learning experience. Saybrook offers advanced degrees in organizational systems, psychology, mind-body medicine, and counseling, all in flexible learning formats to help students continue to be active contributors to the fields they work in while they advance their education. Saybrook University is proud to be a community of creative, compassionate innovators dedicated to pursing new ways of thinking and doing for our professions, organizations, and communities.

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Saybrook University offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Working at Saybrook University 

Saybrook University is the world’s premier institution for humanistic studies. It is a rigorous and unique learner-centered educational institution offering advanced degrees in psychology, mind-body medicine, and organizational systems. Saybrook’s programs are deeply rooted in the humanistic tradition and a commitment to help students develop as whole people – mind, body, and spirit – in order to achieve their full potential. Experiential learning and professional training are integral components of the transformative education offered through Saybrook’s programs.

Saybrook University is growing to bring together new disciplines and apply its humanistic perspective to a broad spectrum of practical fields.

The University comprises graduate programs divided into four cohesive schools focused on specific disciplines and career and professional outcomes:

·  School of Organizational Leadership and Transformation (OLT)

·  School of Mind-Body Medicine

·  School of Clinical Psychology

·  School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Our global community of scholars and practitioners is dedicated to advancing human potential to create a humane and sustainable world. We accomplish this by providing our students with the skills to achieve and make a difference, empowering them to pursue their passions and their life’s work. Our scholars and practitioners are creative, compassionate innovators pursuing new ways of thinking and doing for their professions, organizations, and communities.

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