Post at SOAS & British Library (fwd)

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Thu May 2 09:13:51 UTC 2002

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Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 09:53:03 +0100
From: Ulrich Pagel <up1 at>
Subject: [orientalstudieslondon] Post at SOAS & British Library

University of London
(Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia)

Researcher (Hodgson Collection cataloguing project)
3 year Full-time Fixed-Term Contract
Commencing £21,815 p.a. inclusive
  Vacancy 02-59

Applications are invited for a Researcher for a fixed term of 3 years
to produce a descriptive catalogue of all documents in the Hodgson
collection in the Oriental and India Office collection of the British
Library, London.  The postholder will be expected to produce
descriptions of each document to a standard format, establish links
between the various documents in a system of cross references, work
in close collaboration with research assistants employed on a
short-term basis, and prepare the completed catalogue for publication
and posting on the worldwide web.

The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree on a subject of
relevance to this project, or be in the late stages of writing up
such a PhD thesis.  An ability to read and understand 19th century
Nepali, Sanskrit and/or Newari is essential, as is a familiarity with
the political history of 19th century Nepal and its socio-cultural
context.  The postholder will also be expected to have excellent IT
skills, and the ability to work alone and meet deadlines.
Experience of library cataloguing (particularly of manuscripts),
digitisation, website posting/design, and an ability to read and
understand Persian and/or Tibetan are desirable.

Membership of the USS pension scheme will be available.

An application form and full 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
4132; Fax: 020 7898 4129; E-mail address: humanresources at
CVs will only be accepted when accompanied with an application form.
No agencies.

Closing date:	Friday 7 June 2002

SOAS is an equal opportunities employer

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