job advertisement: Researcher (Hodgson Collection cataloguing pro ject)

Quessel, Burkhard Burkhard.Quessel at BL.UK
Tue May 28 15:55:39 UTC 2002

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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