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Érudit Scientific Committee – Call for applications

Appel au comité scientifique d'Érudit

Consortium Érudit is now accepting applications for its Scientific Committee. Deadline: March 29, 2024

Research and innovation: Érudit’s role

Consortium Érudit, Canada’s leading dissemination platform for scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences, is seeking to renew its Scientific Committee. By supporting the digital dissemination of over 300 scholarly journals, Érudit aims to enhance research on the national and international scholarly communication system. Projects include in-house research and innovation, as well as the development of new knowledge in fields related to scholarly communication, such as digital humanities and bibliometrics, often in collaboration with  partners. 

Join the Scientific Committee to help promote research on and with the national platform for dissemination in the humanities and social sciences.

Mandate of the Scientific Committee

The mission of Érudit’s Scientific Committee is to help structure and guide Érudit’s research and development activities, and to support innovation. It provides advice on scientific and technical issues related to the achievement of Érudit’s mission and strategic objectives. It advises and makes recommendations to the Governing Board on research orientations and strategic partnerships, service improvements, eligibility criteria for journals and collections, and internal and external research projects.

The Scientific Committee is composed of eight to ten members. Members are appointed for a three-year term, renewable once only, preferably with non-concurrent terms.


Candidates should possess:

  • Expertise in a relevant area of scholarly communications research, or experience as a senior member of an editorial team;
  • An appropriate level of competence, demonstrated by scholarly publications, conference presentations, participation in working groups or committees;

Érudit is committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion. Candidates from historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


Members of the Scientific Committee must:

  • Participate in the work of the Scientific Committee, in particular by attending its meetings (minimum two per year);
  • Contribute to ad-hoc working groups and make themselves available on an ongoing basis, as necessary;
  • Have sufficient knowledge of French to prepare for and participate in meetings;
  • Understand Érudit’s mission and embrace its values.


Members of the Scientific Committee are appointed by Érudit’s Governing Board following the advice or recommendation of a selection committee, which is composed of three members of the Governing Board and one external expert appointed by the board.


To apply, candidates should send their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to Simon van Bellen, Senior Research Advisor, at no later than March 29, 2024.