Academic Committee Member

Academic Department

IAPSS Global
Posted 1 week ago

Become a member of our Academic Committee

Deadline: 15 September 2019

Are you…

passionate about academic research? Skilled in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of an article? Interested in working in an international team? And do you have excellent English skills? Then you should apply to become one of the reviewers in the IAPSS Academic Committee! Join the largest network of political science students[1] worldwide with six regional chapters!

Internally, we are a team of highly dedicated students and junior professionals devoted to making an impact on a global scale. We look for individuals motivated to move mountains and thereby bringing together political science students worldwide to shape the future.

Your benefits

  • Academic consultations from your colleague;
  • Exposure to high-level organisations;
  • Access to an extensive alumni network that can fire up your career in political science and related professional fields;
  • A volunteering certificate;
  • Gain experience in reviewing academic articles;
  • A truly flexible and self-organizing work environment with colleagues worldwide.

Your tasks

You would work together with the Deputy Head of the Academic Affairs Department within the Academic Committee. This Committee is responsible for reviewing and evaluating IAPSS academic products such as abstracts and conference papers. You will make sure the academic standards of IAPSS are upheld through careful assessment of the written material we receive. You will be helping in making conferences a success through reviewing travel grant applications and selecting interesting and high-quality contributions from among the article submissions.

Your skills and experiences

  • You are a postgraduate student;
  • You are able to meet deadlines, in the run-up towards a conference, there are a lot of abstracts and papers that have to be reviewed before strict deadlines;
  • Awareness about rules and procedures for evaluation of academic papers;
  • Past experience in reviewing abstracts and papers is a plus;
  • Excellent English skills;
  • You are a team player.


  • You must be a member of IAPSS during the time you hold the position.
  • You are a volunteer! This is not a paid position.

Do you see yourself in this position? Even if you don’t match the description in every aspect, we would be happy if you get in touch with us. We are looking for forward-thinking people that are driven by making an impact and believe that everybody can do that!

If you have any questions, please drop a message to your future colleague Rolf Nijmeijer via

[1] IAPSS is a community of political science students. However, we appreciate the diversity and reality of politics and political science. We welcome applications from all related disciplines including business, gender studies, law or environmental sciences. You are currently not enrolled because you are for example in a gap year between your Masters and your PhD? No problem: the enrolment in a university program is no disqualifier for the position.

Job Features

Job CategoryAuthoring and Reviewing, Research

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