European Journal of Political Research

Editorial vacancies - ECPR Press Associate Editors

Term: 1 October 2017 for three years (with the option to renew for a further three)

The ECPR is looking for two Associate Editors with a passion for publishing to develop the expanding portfolio of ECPR Press. Working alongside the two established Co-Editors, this is an excellent opportunity to build on the solid foundations developed over the past 12 years and take the imprint forward under an exciting new partnership agreement between the ECPR and Rowman & Littlefield International (RLI).


About ECPR Press

ECPR Press publishes across all fields of political science, international relations and political thought through four well established series: ECPR Classics, Monographs and Essays, and Studies in European Political Science. The Press has published work by leading scholars throughout the political science community – from many of the founders of European political science (Giovanni Sartori, Richard Rose) to current and future key thinkers. As of June 2017, the ECPR will enter a partnership with leading social science publisher Rowman & Littlefield International (RLI) and through this venture the ECPR Press editorial team and processes will be supported by the editorial, marketing and production teams at RLI. The imprint name and distinctive nature and quality of the ECPR Press will be maintained alongside an increase in reach and visibility throughout the discipline.


ECPR Press editorial team

The successful candidates will work as members of a team with the current Co-Editors Ian O’Flynn (Newcastle University) and Laura Sudulich (University of Kent), supported by RLI’s Commissioning Editor and staff at ECPR.


Responsibilities of the role

The editors will work together as a team, and individually to:

  • Identify and commission manuscripts that will advance the political science discipline, attract citations, and build upon the Press’s growing reputation for excellence.
  • Work with aspiring authors to adapt and improve their manuscripts ready for publication.
  • Source appropriate manuscript reviewers from the political science community, and monitor the review process.
  • Consult and liaise with RLI (and ECPR where necessary) during the book production process.
  • Attend the ECPR’s conferences and other events to meet with potential authors and ECPR and RLI staff.


Person specification

For both positions the ECPR is seeking a political scientist with a PhD and at least three years’ professional experience in teaching or research. The successful candidates will have an international reputation and a wide range of contacts in Europe and the rest of the world. We particularly encourage female candidates to apply.

The position requires significant commitment and applicants should be prepared to be proactive in running the Press day-to-day and also developing it (alongside RLI and the ECPR’s Publications Subcommittee) in the longer term. It is expected that applicants will come from an ECPR member, or associate member, institution.

Officially starting 1 October 2017, the positions will run for three years, renewable for a further three. The successful applicants will receive an annual editorial fee and a fund to cover travel expenses incurred in attending meetings related to the Press.


Application process

Applications should be made in the form of a covering letter explaining how the candidate would develop the ECPR Press imprint and its output under their editorship and a full CV. The closing date is the 28 June 2017, and all applications should be sent via e-mail to the ECPR’s Communications Manager, Rebecca Gethen


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