JOB – The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society

Position: Editing/Publications Management
Location: Munich, Germany
Working Language: English
Application Deadline: November 15, 2011
Employment Status: Part-time

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) is looking for a recent graduate and/or doctoral student to join its team of editors.  The RCC is an international, interdisciplinary research institute located in central Munich.  Founded in 2009 as a joint initiative of LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) and the Deutsches Museum, RCC’s goal is to further research and discussion in the field of international environmental studies and to strengthen the role of the humanities in the current political and scientific debates about the environment.

Editing staff work part time (19h/week) as a member of a team, editing scholarly manuscripts, grant proposals, and outreach materials in the field of environmental humanities.  The position may suit candidates who are interested in or enrolled in further study at LMU Munich; however, participation in a university program is not a requirement.  Editors at the RCC have the opportunity to join in activities with LMU graduate students and the community of international scholars who visit the Center as Carson Fellows each year, and have access to university resources, including Munich’s university libraries and the Bavarian State Library, which together house over twenty million volumes.

The candidate must hold an MA or equivalent, preferably with a background in arts, humanities, or social sciences.  Applicants should enjoy working with colleagues of diverse cultural backgrounds, be able to balance multiple assignments, and meet tight deadlines.  Computer literacy and native English competency are required.  Knowledge of German and other foreign languages, editorial experience, and/or an interest in environmental studies would be advantageous.

The RCC offers an attractive compensation package including a monthly salary of ca. 1,200 Euros (gross) and 20 days paid vacation.  Working hours are flexible.  The RCC can also provide assistance with accommodation, and, if necessary, work permits and visas.  As the candidate will be an employee of the German state, s/he is required to have German health insurance as well as to pay German taxes and contributions to the pension system.

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, a sample of your academic writing (max. 2 pages), and the contact information of two references to Katie Ritson at by 15 November 2011.