LINGUIST List 13.1530

Mon May 27 2002

Jobs: Endangered Langs: Director of project, UK

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  1. Graham Furniss, Endangered Langs: Director, School/Oriental & Asian Studies, London UK

Message 1: Endangered Langs: Director, School/Oriental & Asian Studies, London UK

Date: 27 May 2002 15:34:55 -0000
From: Graham Furniss <>
Subject: Endangered Langs: Director, School/Oriental & Asian Studies, London UK

(Vacancy No. 02-71)
Applications or nominations are invited for the post of Director of
the Academic Project on Endangered Languages which becomes available
from 1 January 2003. The post commands a salary and benefits
commensurate with a Senior Academic post that are competitive within
Higher Education. Upon appointment, the Director will hold a named
Chair in Field Linguistics.
The Project is to be housed at SOAS, the leading European Centre for
the study of Asia and Africa. It is intended that the project will
extend the description and documentation of endangered languages in
the world through the establishment of research projects and through
training programmes aimed at enhancing academic capacity to undertake
such descriptions.
In addition, the Lisbet Rausing Charitable Fund will be providing
substantial sums over a ten-year period to an international committee
for disbursements in the form of grants for the description and
documentation of near extinct languages. The Director is expected to
become a member of this committee.
SOAS is seeking an outstanding candidate who is:
� an academic with an international reputation and with relevant
management or leadership experience;
� a first-class communicator;
� an enthusiastic and effective researcher and leader.
The post will be on the professorial scale, commensurate with the
Annual leave is 30 days per year plus statutory and bank holidays.
USS pension scheme will be available.
An application form, further particulars and job description may be
obtained from the Human Resources Department, School of Oriental and
African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
(Tel: 020 7898 4134; Fax: 020 7898 4129; E-mail address: CV's will only be accepted when
accompanied by an application form.
Closing date:	5 July 2002
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