ELDP Programme Director

Peter Austin pa2 at SOAS.AC.UK
Sat Oct 24 12:02:33 UTC 2009

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ELDP Programme Director job

The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) in the Department of
Linguistics at SOAS is seeking to appoint a Programme Director to take
responsibility for leadership of the documentation programme. ELDP provides
grants to fund projects, fellowships and field trips on a global basis. ELDP
is part of the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project (HRELP) funded by
Arcadia Trust, and is 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 have overall responsibility for ELDP,

– strategic planning
– day-to-day administration
– working with the programme administrator, independent panel chair and
panel members
– managing the award of 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, and to work
together with the Director of the Endangered Languages Academic Programme
and the Director of the Endangered Languages Archive.

The position is for a fixed term until September 2016, starting in summer
2010, no later than September 2010. The salary range is £47,064 - £54,086
p.a. inclusive of London Allowance, and the closing date for applications is
7 December 2009 (SOAS Vacancy 000107).

Enquiries about the position may be made to the Interim Programme Director,
Peter Sells (sells at soas.ac.uk). For further information see the ELDP job web
page (http://www.hrelp.org/jobs/), which has links to the SOAS jobs page
where instructions to apply and a downloadable job description can be found.
Interviews are provisionally scheduled for the week of 18 January 2010.

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

Prof Peter K. Austin
Marit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics
Director, Endangered Languages Academic Program
Department of Linguistics, SOAS
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom

web: http://www.hrelp.org/aboutus/staff/index.php?cd=pa
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