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Co-editor Sought for World Political Science

Application Deadline: 30 October, 2016

World Political Science (WPS), a journal sponsored by the International Political Science Association (IPSA), is seeking a co-editor to work alongside Vladimíra Dvořáková for a period of four years. There will be a transition period of several months in order to familiarize the chosen candidate with the editorial process.

WPS is a DeGruyter publication. DeGruyter publishes translations of prize-winning articles nominated by prominent national political science associations and journals around the world. Scholars in a field as wide-ranging as political science need to know about important research produced outside the English-speaking world, including in fields such as comparative politics, international relations, political sociology, political theory, political economy, and public administration and policy.

The new co-editor will be expected to continue contributing to the journal’s efforts to publish articles which cover a wide range of subjects of interest to readers concerned with the systematic analysis of political issues facing national, sub-national and international governments and societies. Applicants are requested to write to Marianne Kneuer, chair of the WPS Editor Search Committee (a sub-committee of the IPSA Publications Committee), to provide a statement describing how they plan to build on this success and further raise the profile and standing of the journal.

It is expected that the journal co-editor will:

  • collaborate actively with national associations and journals to acquire prize-winning articles (articles submitted to the journal have to be translated into English by the organization nominating the article)
  • review the manuscripts using DeGruyter’s online management system;
  • make decisions regarding publication of submitted manuscripts;
  • edit manuscripts to ensure that they are presented in acceptable English;
  • work collaboratively with Co-editor Vladimíra Dvořáková and key personnel at DeGruyter, in particular the Production Editor, Marketing Manager and Managing Editor;
  • develop ideas to strengthen the journal’s position in political science and in the Global South.

Candidates for the position should have:

  • native quality English; especially fluency in written English;
  • record as a distinguished political scientist in her/his field;
  • a demonstrated commitment to international political research;
  • previous editorial experience;
  • familiarity with the work of IPSA and its Research Committees.

The successful candidate will be expected to become an individual member of IPSA; help prepare an annual report that is presented in person to the Executive Committee of IPSA; contribute to the work of IPSA’s Publications Committee; and participate as a non-voting member in selected meetings of IPSA’s executive committee (usually once a year and at the World Congress). The editor will be provided with adequate resources to meet expenses associated with these commitments.

Enquiries can be made to Marianne Kneuer (kneuer@uni-hildesheim.de). Applicants should email Professor Kneuer a CV and an accompanying statement describing their goals for taking WPS forward. The closing date for applications is October 30, 2016.


Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
Waltham, United States
Application Deadline: 31 October, 2016

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies is dedicated to promoting exemplary teaching and scholarship in Israeli history, politics, culture, and society at Brandeis University and beyond. To that end, we invite applications for the Israel Institute Post-doctoral Fellowship in 2017-2018. Priority is given to candidates in politics, economics, social sciences or film.

Candidates teach one course per semester in Israel Studies, in the relevant Brandeis department.

The fellow is expected to be in residence at Brandeis, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, and to present at least one public lecture. There may also be an opportunity for participation in the Summer Institute for Israel Studies.

The annual stipend is $52,500 plus a $3,000 research fund, and the position is benefits-eligible. The fellowship may be renewable for a second year.

How to apply
Apply on the website for Academic Jobs Online. They offer the option to register on the site or to simply apply directly for this position. You will be prompted for contact information and the following documents:

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Project proposal
Two letters of recommendation (posted directly by reference writers)
Description of courses in Israel Studies you are qualified to teach
Abstract of PhD

Applications are due by October 31. A PhD must be in hand by September 1 of that academic year with no exceptions, and may not have been received more than five years prior.

For more information: 781-736-2154; aselve@brandeis.edu

Selection Criteria
Decisions concerning applications will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. We respond to applications by the end of January.