Start date Friday 1 September 2023
End date Tuesday 1 September 2026
Applications close Friday 16 June 2023
The Assistant Director supports and reports to the Director. Responsibilities include the management and facilitation of Contemporary/ Ottoman Türkiye-related aspects of the BIAA’s research programme and public events and outreach, managing the library staff and the daily running of the library. The Assistant Director also collaborates with the BIAA IT Manager to further develop BIAA’s IT digital framework.
The post of Assistant Director is key to the daily organisation and smooth running of the Institute’s research activities with potential to shape the future research agenda whilst undertaking their own research for which they are eligible to apply to the BIAA for research grants.
The successful candidate will be based in Ankara for three years with the possibility of a fourth year extension. The Assistant Director is required to be resident in Ankara for most of the year, except for absences agreed with the Director for the purposes of research, and will be responsible to the Director, who will be the Assistant Director’s line manager.
Qualifications and Experience
Applicants must be at postdoctoral level, and must have completed a PhD or a postdoctoral position at a UK Higher Education Institution in the last four to five years. Please note this change to the eligibility criteria.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Assistant Director is expected to conduct original research in their own academic field, and to promote the research of the Institute through funding applications and other activities, with special emphasis on establishing and developing partnerships with the academic and research community in Türkiye and the UK.
Terms and Conditions
The following are the main terms and conditions:
The tenure of the appointment will be a period of 3 years from 1 September 2023, with the option of a one-year extension.
Salary & Pension
The annual leave allowance is 30 working days. All absences from Ankara must be agreed with the Director, so that the Institute is always staffed at management level (ie by the Director, the Ankara Manager, or an Assistant Director).
Three months’ notice is required on either side.
To apply, send a copy of your most recent CV along with a letter of application, and the names and addresses of two referees to email@example.com.
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Director, Dr Lutgarde Vandeput (firstname.lastname@example.org), or the London Office (email@example.com), to arrange an informal discussion with one of the current BIAA Honorary Officers.
For information about the organisation, staff and current activities undertaken by the Institute, please visit the website at www.biaa.ac.uk.Notes for Applicants - BIAA Assistant Director role