The South African Association of Political Studies is looking for a Book Review Editor for Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies to act for a minimum 2-year term, beginning January 2019. You will be responsible for soliciting, organizing and editing book reviews and review articles for 4 issues each year for a dynamic journal. 

A Masters degree in Political Studies, International Relations or any other sub-field is required, and candidates with a PhD will have an advantage.

Your duties will include

  • Liaising with quality academic publishers to solicit review copies for the Book Review section of Politikon
  • Find suitable authors to review the books in order to draft book reviews of approximately 1200 words
  • Edit 2 -3 book reviews per issue for 3 journal issues per year
  • Ensure that all book reviews are received and submitted to meet the production schedule deadlines.
  • Ensure ethical standards are met for all book reviews. 

For further details, contact the Editor-in-Chief at

Applications should include a CV & one-page letter of motivation, to be sent to the President of the South African Association of Political Studies, Prof. Laurence Piper at by no later than Monday 24th September 2018.