Project Administrator

SOAS – University of London

 3-year Project Administrator position for the AHRC-DFG project in “Rabbinic Civil Law in the Context of Ancient Legal History”

Department: School of History, Religions and Philosophies

Contract Type: Fixed Term ( 01/09/2023 – 31/08/2026)

Salary: Grade 6  – £32834.82 – £39213.82  per annum including London Allowance

Location: London

Hours:   14 hours per week

SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. SOAS is positioned to play a leading role in reimagining higher education globally, with a new strategic plan in place as the basis for institutional renewal and revitalisation. SOAS is committed to student responsiveness and research intensity, and is moving towards a new model of international partnerships which is responsive to the transnational character of our global challenges.

About the Department

Our degree programmes cover the histories, systems of belief and thought in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. We are unique for approaching the subjects from global perspectives, rather than through a purely western-centric framework, and for our unrivalled coverage of those regions. Our innovative and progressive teaching has contributed to our recent ranking of 11th in the UK for philosophy (the Complete University Guide 2023).

About the Role

The SOAS History, Religions and Philosophies Department offers a vibrant, stimulating, and interdisciplinary teaching and research environment. Our members of staff cover a wide range of historical periods, geographic areas, religious traditions, and methodological approaches. We have been very successful in acquiring research funding for international collaborative projects. We host a number of research centres, and we are actively engaged in professional networks with scholars worldwide.

About you

The Project Administrator will ensure the smooth running of the UK side of the collaborative UK-German project on “Rabbinic Civil Law in the Context of Ancient Legal History: A Legal Compendium to the Bavot Tractates of the Talmud Yerushalmi”, funded by the AHRC and DFG, by managing and overseeing its administration, including the following tasks:

  • Administrative assistance in organizing a workshop (Autumn 2024) and international conference (June 2025) in London: hotel reservations and payment of invoices, programme scheduling, invitations, advertising the events, travel reimbursement of invited participants.
  • Processing project-related expenses via the university’s procurement system.
  • Liaising with the German team of the collaborative project.
  • Technical assistance in administering the online collaboration site.
  • Identifying and documenting the project’s public impact, including reaching out to public bodies.
  • English-language copyediting and indexing of research outcomes.
  • Help with applying for follow-up grants.
  • Aiding the PI in the preparation of annual reports and other forms of reporting to the AHRC.
  • Working with the SOAS post-award team and the PI to ensure that all project reporting is carried out in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Management of the budget to the satisfaction of the AHRC and SOAS, including analysis of budget and strategic advice to the PI.
  • General administrative support for the smooth running of the project.


Please complete the online application form and upload your CV and a supporting statement

Closing date: 30th  June 2023 (Completed applications must be received by 23:59)

Further information

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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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