Research Assistant – Islam and Politics

SOAS University of London

Position description

Job title: Research Assistant – Islam and Politics

Department: Politics and International Studies

Contract Type: Contract until 31st July 2024

Grade: 6

Salary: £33,823 – £40,152 per annum inclusive of London weighting

Location: Bloomsbury, London

Hours: c. 20h/wk for 10 wks

SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS University of London is positioned to play a leading role in reimagining higher education globally, with a new strategic plan in place as the basis for the renewal and revitalisation of the School which commits SOAS to both student responsiveness and research intensity. SOAS is moving towards a new model of international partnerships which is responsive to the transnational character of our global challenges.

About the Department:

The SOAS Department of Politics and International Studies is a world-leading, research-led department, ranked 5th in the UK and 17th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023).

The Department is known for its combination of both academic and professional training in politics and international relations with a focus on the politics and international relations of the Global South (Asia, Africa, and the Middle East).

About the Role

The research assistant’s (RA) primarily role will be to organise research data within a large set of hard-copy materials, producing bibliographic records and text-searchable scans. The RA will work closely with Professor Nelson to set prioritisation parameters and organising principles. The RA will be expected to master ScanSnap software so as to manage these materials independently. (A secondary ScanSnap subscription may be required for this purpose.) The RA will work on this project for at least 20 hours per week for a period of 10 weeks, totalling 200 hours.


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