Current opportunities

  • School of Advanced Study

    Temporary Opportunity Marketing and Communications Intern – Marketing and Communications Office, School of Advanced Study

    The SAS Marketing and Communications Office is seeking a postgraduate to join the office for a limited one month period to assist with the evaluation of its national humanities festival Being Human. Successful candidates will have experience in administrative office work, excellent writing and communication skills, attention to detail, a strong sense of initiative and a positive attitude. The postholder will be responsible to the head of Marketing and Communications and will work closely with other members of the marketing and communications team.

    This position is available immediately and is based in SAS, 2nd floor, Senate House.
    Pay scale level 02 point 10. The post can be operated on a full or part time basis with the length of the appointment adjusted accordingly.

    Candidates should supply a copy of their CV and a covering letter to Lauren Adams,, by Friday 30 January 2015.

    Opportunity type: Internship
    School of Advanced Study
    Closing date: 30/01/2015
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  • Warburg Institute

    Graduate Library Trainee -The Warburg Institute

    The post is a one-year fixed term training post designed for a graduate carrying out a year of work experience and training prior to attending library school. An extensive staff development programme is available for the trainee, along with other Graduate Library Trainees in the School of Advanced Study, and monitoring and feedback from that programme takes place. The Library Trainee will be responsible to the Librarian and will work under the direction of the Assistant Librarian in charge of the Reading Room.

    Opportunity type: Job
    Reference number: 145/14
    Warburg Institute
    Closing date: 01/02/2015
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  • Institute of Historical Research

    Graduate Library Trainee - Institute of Historical Research (IHR)

    The holder of the post will assist the IHR library staff in the selection and acquisition of new material, in the provision of services to users and in any other activities required to support the work of Library. The trainee will become familiar with the Innovative Millennium library management system, and will also have some opportunity to work on the maintenance of the Library pages of the IHR website. The trainee will be encouraged to take full advantage of the programme of visits and other training which is available to all trainees across the central university.

    The post will be available from 1 September 2015, for one year. The post is non-renewable and intended for applicants who plan to pursue a postgraduate course in library/information studies.

    Opportunity type: Job
    Reference number: 143/14
    Institute of Historical Research
    Closing date: 01/02/2015
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  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

    Graduate Library Trainee - Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS)

    (2 posts available) This is an exciting opportunity to work in one of Europe's great legal research libraries, based within the University of London, with a mission to provide national research library and information services in law.

    Each trainee will be based in a different section for six months but will provide assistance to all sections when required. This will enable them to gain specific sectional experience and skills as well as developing an overall understanding of the links between the different sections and how the library fits together as a whole.

    Opportunity type: Job
    Reference number: 144/14
    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
    Closing date: 01/02/2015
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  • Institute of Commonwealth Studies

    Emeka Anyaoku Visiting Chair

    The Institute of Commonwealth Studies has opened applications to the Emeka Anyaoku Visiting Chair in Commonwealth Studies; the successful candidate will take up their post in academic year 2015-16.

    This position is offered by the Institute to distinguished candidates in post at Universities or equivalent institutions within the Commonwealth (outside of the UK). Named in honour of Chief Emeka Anyaoku, who served as Commonwealth Secretary-General from 1990 to 2000, it is hoped that the Emeka Anyaoku Visiting Chair scheme will build strong long-term links between UK higher education institutions and those in other Commonwealth nations. The position offers the opportunity to undertake research at the only postgraduate academic institution in the United Kingdom devoted to the study of the Commonwealth, which should be broadly taken to include areas such as development studies, history, political science and Human Rights in relationship to the Commonwealth as a whole or its individual member states.

    The Anyaoku Visiting Professor will pursue research in the context of an active and vigorous relationship with the Institute; will have an opportunity to play a leading intellectual role in seminars and other programmes; and will be expected to contribute to the scholarly life of the School of Advanced Study. The successful applicant will be based in the Institute for the duration of the fellowship, subject to occasional trips out of London for their research and any lecturing engagements.

    Applications to the Visiting Anyoaku Professor should demonstrate that their research can benefit from the resources of the Institute, and that their research can contribute productively to the range of activity the Institute is engaged in, especially in its mission to promote and facilitate research in the field of Commonwealth Studies.

    Opportunity type: Job
    Reference number: ICWS/Chair
    Institute of Commonwealth Studies
    Closing date: 02/02/2015
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  • School of Advanced Study

    An invitation to join the Board of Trustees of the University of London (and other key strategic groups)

    The University of London is one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK – and the most diverse. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education.

    A number of interesting and rewarding opportunities have arisen at the University as we are currently seeking new external members to join the Board of Trustees and other key strategic groups, some to start immediately and others from next year.
    We are looking especially for colleagues with the following areas of expertise: property and strategic estates development, financial investment, commercial service provision especially around the development of new businesses, and trust fund management.

    We also actively welcome enquiries from people interested in working with the University in the future but whose backgrounds are in other areas such as legal, audit, financial, commercial, fund-raising/development.

    Successful members will have a proven track record of sound judgement, effective decision making and corporate responsibility, and be committed to supporting the University in its overall strategic aims and goals.

    These posts are not remunerated however the University will contribute towards expenses and members will be offered training to support them in their roles.

    The University is committed to equality and diversity in all areas of its work, including in its governance structures and welcomes applications from under-represented groups.

    Further details are available from Ms Lorraine Connor, PA to the University Secretary, Tel: 0207 862 8031 Email:

    Opportunity type: Job
    School of Advanced Study
    Closing date: 01/03/2015
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