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Call for Applications:  Senior Editor, Harvard Series in Islamic Law

The Program in Islamic Law, led by Faculty Director and Professor of Law Intisar Rabb, is seeking a Senior Editor for the Harvard Series in Islamic Law published by Harvard University Press. Under the supervision of the Faculty Director and the management of the Associate Director, the Senior Editor will coordinate the entire publication pipeline for the book series.

Job responsibilities will include: coordinating and reviewing book proposals; conducting manuscript editorial review, working closely with authors on production quality and adherence to production schedule, working closely with the presses on publication quality and timeliness, coordinating the peer review process, coordinating digital publication of the SHARIAsource online companion of primary sources, overseeing some work of supporting student editors and research assistants, training new staff and students on the publication standards and process,  troubleshooting issues as they arise, and strategic planning.

The position is unpaid and honorary with full acknowledgment, offering rising scholars an opportunity to engage with senior scholars in the field and to gain significant insight into academic press publishing and editing.

The position is open to junior scholars / recent doctoral graduates. Knowledge of Arabic required; knowledge of Persian and/or Turkish preferred. Knowledge of transliteration using IJMES and other common transliteration systems required. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred.

Applications must be submitted via Formstack, including a CV/resume, brief statement of interest (no more than one page), two references (faculty preferred), and an unofficial transcript of highest degree. Applications received by Friday, November 20, 5PM US ET will receive full consideration; applications received thereafter will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled. 

Questions can be sent to [email protected].