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Two New Positions Available at Perspectives on Terrorism

1. Associate Information Resources Editor

Perspectives on Terrorism is seeking an additional Information Resources Editor to expand its Editorial Team. This Associate Information Resources Editor will serve as an integral part of our Resources Section Staff. He or she is expected to compile three resources per year for publication in Perspectives on Terrorism. Relevant resources can encompass:

  • bibliographies (listing references to journal articles, book chapters, books, edited volumes, theses, grey literature, and other resources) on specific terrorism-related subjects identified by the Editorial Team
  • other research-support resources (e.g., website, database, or researcher inventories)
  • statistics (compiling figures and graphs on a particular terrorism-related aspect, e.g. foreign fighters)

This job opening (which, like all other positions at TRI and PT, is not remunerated) provides valuable experiences, particularly for a young scholar by

  • allowing him/her to gain insight into the state-of-the-art in (counter-) terrorism research (including, which topics are of high interest and which ones are under-researched)
  • making a valuable contribution to the research community, while constantly improving his/her own information retrieval skills, and finding new resources for his/her own research
  • raising his/her profile by publishing in a leading high-impact, open-access journal in the field

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree (ideally: Ph.D.) in Terrorism and Security Studies or a related field
  • Experience in information retrieval (particularly, literature search with academic full-text or reference retrieval systems, such as Google Scholar, Web of Science, or SCOPUS) and familiarity with search methods/strategies

This part-time, voluntary position as Associate Information Resources Editor at Perspectives on Terrorism can be filled from home. To apply for this position, please email your application and resume to the Editor-in-Chief of Perspectives on Terrorism, Prof. em. Alex P. Schmid at [email protected] not later than March 31, 2017.

2. Associate Theses Research Editor

Perspectives on Terrorism is seeking an Associate Editor for Theses Research to expand its Editorial Team. The Associate Theses Research Editor will become an integral part of our Resources Section Staff. He or she is expected to monitor the academic output in doctoral dissertations and master theses. From this monitoring effort, s/he will be selecting and compiling three times per year bibliographies (reference lists) of Master’s and Doctoral Theses and prepare these for publication in Perspectives on Terrorism. S/he will be responsible for:

  • conducting systematic searches with theses retrieval systems, such as OATD, NDLTD, or DART-Europe, as well as other search engines (e.g. Google Scholar) to find theses on terrorism-related subjects
  • identifying universities with a high research output with regard to theses of topical relevance for terrorism studies and harvesting their open-access research output

This job opening (which, like all other positions at TRI and PT, is not remunerated) provides valuable learning experiences, particularly for a young scholar by

  • enabling him/her to obtain an overview of the research activities of new generations of researchers in the field (including, which topics are well-covered and which ones are under-researched)
  • making a valuable contribution to the research community by helping post-graduates to improve the visibility of their research and by supporting graduate supervisors by identify research desiderata
  • raising his/her profile by publishing in a leading high-impact open-access journal in the field

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree (ideally: Ph.D.) in Terrorism and Security Studies or a related field
  • Information retrieval skills (particularly, literature search with academic search engines; ideally: experience with thesis retrieval systems)
  • Experience in serving as a graduate supervisor and/or knowledge of the international university landscape are a plus.

    This part-time, voluntary position of an Associate Theses Research Editor at Perspectives on Terrorism can be filled from home. To apply for this position, please email your application and resume to the Editor-in-Chief of Perspectives on Terrorism, Prof. em. Alex P. Schmid at [email protected] not later than March 31, 2017.



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Perspectives on Terrorism is  a journal of the Terrorism Research Initiative and the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies

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