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Call for Editorial Assistant for the IAPSS Journals with a Connection to Africa

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International Association for Political Science Students


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Call for Editorial Assistant for the IAPSS Journals with a Connection to Africa

As the IAPSS journals believe in diversity improving the quality of the collaborative work and interactions, through this call they specifically intend to recruit an Editorial Assistant with a demonstrable connection to Africa. An Editorial Assistant works within the IAPSS Academic Department in close cooperation with the Editors-in-Chief and Deputy Editors-in-Chief of both journals (according to internal allocations).


  • The position is – as all other positions within IAPSS – UNPAID and extends until the mutual satisfaction of the position-holder and the IAPSS Board, represented by the Editors-in-Chief of the two journals and the Head of the Academic Department.
  • In addition, occupying the position implies that you are a member of IAPSS at the moment of your installment and during your whole term as Editorial Assistant. Therefore, if you are not already a member, you will be required to apply for membership in case you are accepted as an Editorial Assistant.
  • Both journals strive for diversity in terms of gender as well as previous university and other academic experiences. Applications from representatives of minorities and historically disadvantaged groups are particularly encouraged. For this call, applicants specializing on African Politics and/or Quantitative/Mixed Methods are particularly sought, though applicants with other specializations will also be considered.


Benefits:

  • The position provides a unique insight into the academic publishing process that is particularly relevant for aspiring junior scholars with an interest in academic publishing and research.
  • The position offers the chance to contribute to the quality of the IAPSS journals, and thus advance career prospects related to editing and proofreading.
  • Through the interaction with the Editorial Boards of IAPSS journals, the position-holder will be able to establish new contacts and gain a better understanding of the functioning of IAPSS Academics.
  • Upon satisfaction with the performed tasks, it is possible to receive a certificate from the respective journal Editor-in-Chief, or a letter of recommendation. On a case-by-case basis, the position can be classified as an unpaid internship for which it is possible to earn ECTS credits (depending on the individual’s university regulations).
  • Depending on academic qualifications and expertise, demonstrated motivation, excellence in the performed tasks, and vacancies in the Editorial Board of either of the IAPSS journals, an Editorial Assistant might receive an offer for promotion to the Editorial Board of one of the IAPSS journals.


As the IAPSS journals believe in diversity improving the quality of the collaborative work and interactions, through this call they specifically intend to recruit an Editorial Assistant with a demonstrable connection to Africa. An…

Details at a glance

  • Virtual Opportunity

Location

Nijmegen, NL

How to Apply

If you would like to apply, please upload your CV (max. 2 pages) – including references to relevant personal and academic experiences – alongside a 1-page letter of motivation to the designated section below as soon as possible and no later than 15 November 2020.

Selected applicants will receive a test article to edit in order to demonstrate their qualification for the position.

If you would like to apply, please upload your CV (max. 2 pages) – including references to relevant personal and academic experiences – alongside a 1-page letter of motivation to the…

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