SOAS U of London Job Ad: Engaged Humanities

Job adsAdministrator, Engaged Humanities Project, SOAS University of London – Linguistics
Closes: 7th September 2017

Part-time (18 hours per week – 0.5 FTE). This post is fixed-term until 31/12/18. The successful applicant will be required to start as soon as possible.

The role and its responsibilities

We are looking for a Project Administrator for the Engaged Humanities in Europe: Capacity building for participatory research in linguistic-cultural heritage Project (ENGHUM) within the School of Linguistics, Cultures and Languages at SOAS, University of London.

The postholder will provide administrative support, including:

  • organising meetings, workshops, etc.;
  • helping to prepare reports and deliverables;
  • financial management;
  • liaising with counterparts and team members at collaborating universities, as well as SOAS colleagues in academic and support departments.

Skills and experience

You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience of financial management and report-writing, with a good eye for detail. You will liaise with team members in the UK, Poland, and the Netherlands. We are looking for someone who can work independently and use initiative, but who has the ability to decide appropriately which matters require the attention of supervisors. Experience of participation or assistance in research and training activities would be an advantage. Language skills in Spanish and/or Polish would be an advantage.

Further information

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Julia Sallabank (e: or t: 020 7898 4326).

Competitive benefits package

As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days (pro ratafor part time staff).
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution.
  • Various loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity, and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial support for childcare.About the Department of LinguisticsSOAS Linguistics department was the first in the UK, and is a centre of excellence in an unparalleled range of languages. The ENGHUM project builds on our expertise in the documentation and revitalisation of endangered languages. In the 2017 National Student Survey, SOAS Linguistics rates first in the UK for Teaching, Assessment and Feedback, Learning Resources, and equal first for Overall Satisfaction.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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