The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) is launching a Call for Applications for its Academic Coordinator (AC). The position of the AC is a newly established one within the IAPSS Academic Department that builds on the successful experience with the position of the Academic Think Tank Coordinator.
The AC will not only oversee the 2018 Working Group of the IAPSS Academic Think Tank (ATT) but will also lead it as the Academic Committee for the two main IAPSS conferences, the IAPSS World Congress and the IAPSS Convention. Thus, this unique position encompasses the management of a talented group of senior students and junior scholars as well as the roles similar of a co-convener of a major academic conference.
Specific responsibilities include
Other responsibilities may be allocated upon discussion and mutual agreement with the Head of the Academic Department.
The position requires:
It is beneficial if candidates have:
The position is – as all other positions within IAPSS – voluntary and unpaid, and applies for the period from 1 September 2017 to 31 December 2018. It is executed based on a signed volunteering agreement specifying the main responsibilities. Costs and expenses related to the execution of the position (e.g. for travel, accommodation, public transport) are covered by IAPSS (budget allowing). Participation in the board meeting connected to the IAPSS World Congress in April 2018 and the IAPSS Convention in 2018 is strongly encouraged and the related costs to a given limit are covered.
Occupying the position implies that you are a member of IAPSS at the moment of your installment. IAPSS membership embraces a wide range of benefits and services and comes at a student-friendly rate of either 10 or 15 EUR p.a. depending on your country of origin. Discounted rates are available for two-year memberships.
Please send your CV, a letter of motivation (max. 1 page, referring to your academic experience, skills, interests, and plans related to the development and promotion of the IAPSS ATT/Academic Committee) and one paper (published or unpublished essay, thesis extract or other academic text of maximum 15 pages and preferably related to the IAPSS Annual Theme 2018) to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 15 August 2017.
All applicants will be notified within 7 working days from August 15. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a Skype interview. The installment will take place on September 1.
Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of further questions or inquiries.
On behalf of the IAPSS Executive Committee
Vice President and Head of the Academic Department
International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS)
Nijmegen | The Netherlands
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 Formally, the IAPSS Internal Regulations require the position to be renewed from the new legislative mandate of the Association starting as of 1 June 2018. However, as a custom the mandate is renewed in case of mutual satisfaction with the executed tasks and responsibilities.