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Assistant Editor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, The Institute of Ismaili Studies

Job category Other (non-academic) / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Muslim Societies and Civilisations
AOS categories Philosophy of Religion
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location London, England, United Kingdom
Job description
c. £28,000 to £30,000 according to experience

Relocation package available

The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) has the object of promoting scholarship and learning of Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, and a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths.

The IIS seeks to recruit an Assistant Editor for its curriculum development project on Muslim Societies and Civilisations.

The curriculum project has as one of its aims the development of textbooks (modules) on Muslim contributions to literature, philosophy, science, technology, medicine, art, architecture and other fields. The textbooks seek to educate Ismaili youth in the faith, history, ethics, thought and cultures of Muslim societies.

The Assistant Editor will help in the process of producing engaging, accessible, visually attractive and educationally sound textbooks on Muslim civilisations.

Responsibilities will include helping co-ordinate the work of scholars, writers, picture researchers, reviewers, educationists and graphic designers, leading to the publication of exemplary age-appropriate textbooks.

Duties will also include assisting in the editing of textbooks in terms of structure, organisation, flow, format, consistency, grammar and style. The work will involve copyediting, fact checking, integrity editing and addressing reviewer comments.

The role holder will have a postgraduate level background in Islamic Studies and Education. He/she will also have some degree of experience in editing, or the potential of acquiring relevant competencies in editorial work. Some familiarity with the social sciences and / or the humanities is desirable. The candidate will have excellent English language skills.

If you have any queries, please email Caroline Gomez in Human Resources at the IIS cgomez[at]iis.ac.ukFor queries on job content please contact Dr Shiraz Thobani at the email address below.

Closing date:  Thursday 20 December 2012

How to apply
Application type Unknown (see text above)
Hard deadline December 20, 2012, 11:59pm BST
Contact name Dr Shiraz Thobani
Contact email
Time created November 21, 2012, 8:13pm EST
Scheduled expiry date December 20, 2012, 11:59pm BST
Expired on December 20, 2012, 11:59pm BST
Last updated November 26, 2012, 9:05pm EST
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