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Project Administrator: Nahrein

The project 'The Nahrein Network: New Ancient History Research for Education in Iraq and its Neighbours' aims to significantly develop the capacity of Middle Eastern universities, museums, archives, and cultural heritage sites to foster cultural and economic growth in the region. It is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2021. The core Network team is split over three sites: the Principal Investigator Professor Eleanor Robson, a Postdoctoral Research Associate, and a 0.50 FTE Project Administrator (this post) at UCL; Co-Investigator Dr Anwar Anaid and a 0.50 FTE Project Administrator at the University of Kurdistan Hewler (Erbil); and Co-Investigator Dr Paul Collins at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.

The Project Administrator (UCL) will be responsible for running the project office, providing administrative support to the project, and acting as the principal point of contact for all network members, project visitors, participants, and partners. The Project Administrator will play a key role in supporting the principal investiator in handling the day-to-day running of the network and project, including budget responsibility. In addition, the Project Administrator will facilitate project events, maintain the website, and assist with communications (including social media).

The post is funded until 30 September 2021 in the first instance.

The successful candidate will have previous experience working within the higher education sector, ideally on project work; will be able to demonstrate excellent IT (including web design and maintenance) and organisational skills; and will have the ability to carry out all administration relating to this project, including co-ordination of network participants and day-to-day budget responsibility. Knowledge of a Middle Eastern language would be an advantage.

Access the full job description and apply online at the UCL job site.

The deadline for applications to this post is 6 April 2018. Interviews will be held on 13 April 2018.

Temporary post: Research Assistant and Workshop Facilitator

UCL History is looking for a part-time Research Assistant to undertake some general research, and to facilitate a workshop, to support a new initiative related UCL East (developing an MA in Public History). The Research Assistant will undertake research into existing Public History MA programmes in UK universities, and review the types of curriculum on offer. The Research Assistant will research, select, and present material to the project leads, who will be available to offer advice and guidance. To complement this work, the Research Assistant will also undertake guided research to identify potential project partners for a UCL East Public History MA (e.g. museums, archives, lottery funded projects, and other relevant organisations). The Research Assistant will also be required to organise a one-day workshop discussion of possible future directions for public history. The workshop will involve both UCL academics and representation from outside academia.

Working arrangements: The Research Assistant will be appointed to an 'As and When' contract. Payment (of £15.93 p/h) will be made through the monthly payroll, on completion of time sheets. There will be flexibility as to when and where the work is undertaken, although the project must be completed by 20 July 2018. The work will not exceed 200 hours over the time period.

Applicants should have a degree in History or a similar discipline and ideally an ongoing research interest (e.g. a PhD project or similar).

Please download and read the full job description and person specification here (pdf).

Applicants should submit a single PDF file, including both a cover letter and a CV, to the Departmental Manager, Claire Morley (claire.morley@ucl.ac.uk) by 16 April 2018.