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Project Officer in Taiwan Studies

SOAS University of London - Department of Politics & International Studies, Centre of Taiwan Studies

Location: London
Salary: Grade 6 - £30,732 to £36,925.50 (1FTE)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd November 2021
Closes: 5th December 2021
Job Ref: KF423243BloPOITS

Contract Type: Fixed term contract until 30th September 2024

Hours: 21 hours per week (0.6FTE)

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.  In response to the changing world around us, it is essential SOAS continues to adapt how it responds to and operates in order to be leaders in delivering exceptional education to our students and to support and attract the best academic talent globally.

About the department

Since the establishment of the Taiwan Studies Programme in 1999, the School of Oriental and African Studies has become one of the leading centres for Taiwan Studies in the world. We now offer the only MA in Taiwan Studies outside of Taiwan. It provides an unrivalled programme of advanced interdisciplinary courses on Taiwan's society, culture, politics, language and economics. We also run short courses on Taiwan at the Summer School and at other European universities. The School has also become one of the most important centres for Taiwan Studies academic events in the world. During term time we hold regular public seminars, in which scholars working on Taiwan present their research

About the role

To provide support for the various Centre of Taiwan Studies (CTS) Research, teaching and events Programmes, sponsored by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education.

About you

You will need to demonstrate:

  • Previous experience of coordinating training programmes and managing events within a commercial or Higher Education environment
  • Fluent and accurate speaker and writer of English and Chinese (traditional)
  • A strong sense of customer service and willingness to respond quickly and effectively to enquiries and issues
  • Strong team working skills and the ability to work with colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds including senior academics, administrators and students
  • Ability to plan and organize own workload on a day-to-day basis and manage own time effectively and in accordance with deadlines
  • Experience of working with a website management system such as Content Management System or equivalent

How to Apply: 

Please complete the Unbiased application form, please note you will not be able to upload a CV.

Closing date:  Sunday 5th December 2021

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.           

Interviews to be held: w.c 13th December 2021

Further information

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact hr-recruitment@soas.ac.uk

'Successful candidates will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006'

We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, the Global South, Black, Asian or other minority ethnic and underrepresented groups. All appointment decisions will be made on merit, following a fair and competitive process.

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