The International Political Science Association (IPSA) is now inviting applications for the position of Executive Director.


Founded under the auspices of UNESCO in 1949, IPSA is an international scholarly association. It is devoted to the advancement of political science in all parts of the world. Its aim is to create an inclusive and global political science community in which all can participate. It seeks to promote collaboration between scholars in all countries and world regions, and to support the academic freedoms needed for the social sciences to flourish. IPSA has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Council (UNESCO) and it is a member of the International Social Science Council and of the Global Development Network. 


The governance of IPSA is vested in an elected Executive Committee, chaired by the President, and the Secretariat, located in Montreal, Canada. The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the Association and an ex officio member of the Executive Committee. The Executive Director reports to the Executive Committee and works closely with the President and other IPSA officials. The Executive Director provides leadership and vision; gives strategic advice to the Association’s governing officials and committees and implements their goals; communicates with members; manages the staff and budget, oversees all IPSA activities; and represents IPSA to the outside world, as that is authorized by the President and the Executive Council. 


To read more about the major responsibilities, desired qualifications of the candidates and how to apply, please click here.


Deadline to apply is 31 March 2019.