Current opportunities

  • 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
    Visit website

  • 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
    Visit website

  • 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
    Visit website

  • 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
    Visit website


Young girl gazing over rubble

The Refugee Law Initiative is pioneering a distance learning course on refugee and migration studies to play its part in addressing the problems caused by the escalating global refugee crisis.