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LINGUIST List 20.3587

Fri Oct 23 2009

Jobs: Language Documentation: Programme Director, SOAS, U of London

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        1.    Peter Sells, Language Documentation: Programme Director, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom

Message 1: Language Documentation: Programme Director, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom
Date: 23-Oct-2009
From: Peter Sells <sellssoas.ac.uk>
Subject: Language Documentation: Programme Director, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: SOAS, University of London
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.soas.ac.uk/linguistics/
Job Rank: Programme Director

Specialty Areas: Language Documentation


Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Director
Vacancy 000107
Fixed term until September 2016
Start date summer 2010, no later than September 2010
£47,064 - £54,086 p.a. inclusive of London Allowance

The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) provides grants to
fund projects, fellowships and field trips on a global basis. The programme
is part of the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project (HRELP) funded by
Arcadia, managed by SOAS. Decisions about ELDP grant applications are made
by an independent international review panel which typically meets once a year.

The successful applicant will take responsibility for all aspects of the
documentation programme, including strategic planning, day-to-day
administration, working with the programme administrator, independent panel
chair and panel members, awarding grants with a budget of up to £1.5
million each year, maintaining and developing relationships with grant
awardees. As part of the mission of HRELP, the successful applicant will be
expected to engage in and promote outreach, community-building and training
activities in language documentation throughout the world.

The post carries a formal affiliation with the Department of Linguistics.
and the holder will be part of the linguistics research community at SOAS.
The post does not carry a formal teaching requirement in SOAS academic
programmes, but the holder will be expected to participate in training
programmes and short teaching events, such as summer schools, according to

Ideally, applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent in Linguistics,
Anthropology, or an allied field, and have fieldwork experience. In
addition, administrative skills and experience appropriate for the daily
running of the programme are essential.

Enquiries about the position may be made to the Interim Programme Director,
Peter Sells at the email address below. Further information about ELDP can
be found at the HRELP website (www.hrelp.org).

To apply for this vacancy or download a job description, please use the
direct link found below, or visit the SOAS jobs site (www.soas.ac.uk/jobs).
Interviews provisionally scheduled for the week of 18 January 2010.

SOAS values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

Application Deadline: 07-Dec-2009

Web Address for Applications: http://www.hrelp.org/jobs
Contact Information:
Professor Peter Sells
Email: sellssoas.ac.uk

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