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Assistant Director

British Institute at Ankara

Location: London
Salary: Starting salary will be equivalent to Pt 29 of the British Universities lecturer scale in force from time to time (currently the UCL HERA pay spine)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th February 2019
Closes: 30th April 2019

The Institute seeks to appoint a new Assistant Director from 1 September 2019 for a period of three years, with the option of a one-year prolongation.

Applicants must be UK or EU citizens or should have a close current connection with a UK Higher Education Institution. We would also consider a secondment arrangement with a UK Higher Education Institute or other appropriate organisation.

Applications are invited from scholars working on Ottoman, Republican or Contemporary Turkey within any of the academic disciplines of the arts, humanities and social sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct primary research in their discipline.

The British Institute at Ankara supports, promotes and publishes British research focused on Turkey and countries around the Black Sea in all academic disciplines within the arts, humanities and social sciences, and maintains a research centre in Ankara including a large library, special collections and lecture facilities. 

For further information about the Institute, please visit

The Assistant Director's official responsibilities include the management and facilitation of the non-archaeological elements of the BIAA's research programme, responsibility for managing the library staff and for the daily running of the library. The Assistant Director also collaborates with the BIAA IT Manager to further develop BIAA’s IT development and digital framework.

The Assistant Director is required to be resident in Ankara and is responsible to the Director in Ankara. In addition to the Director, the local staff includes experienced administrative and library/archive personnel, post-doctoral fellows and other researchers based at the BIAA.

A full job description is available on our website at

If you are interested in this vacancy you are advised to apply early with your CV, providing names and contact details of two referees, and a cover letter outlining how you meet the role specification. The submission deadline is 30 April 2019. Your CV, referee details, and cover letter should be sent to the BIAA London office, by email, to Interviews will be held in London on 15 and 16 May 2019.

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