NIAS is looking for a new student assistant

Interesting and demanding student job on the CSS campus
NIAS – Nordic Institute for Asian Studies, a centre under the Department of Political Science, is looking for a student worker to assist with NIAS’ activities, services and online library. NIAS main focus is to conduct research and dissemination with a focus on modern Asia.

The tasks include scheduling our podcasts, updating our websites, sending out e-newsletters, facilitating Zoom events, maintain our social media feeds, assisting at NIAS events and receiving guests and help maintain our electronic library resources. We are a small unit and may need help with various incidental administrative and practical tasks: no two days will be exactly the same. The workplace will be at the NIAS office, at University of Copenhagen, City Campus.

Essential qualifications

The job is carried out in close collaboration with the Assistant Director, librarian and the rest of the staff. 

We offer:

Salary and employment
This position entails up to 15 working hours per week.

Employment and payment is determined by the applicable Danish state sector industrial agreement. To be employed, it is a prerequisite that you are enrolled and an active student at a higher education institution. 

More information
If you wish to know more about the position you can contact:

Philip Kyhl, Assistant Director, [email protected], or +45 26369970

Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Copenhagen K, Denmark

The deadline for application is the 16th of June, 2022. We would like the recruited candidate to begin working immediately.   

We wish to encourage everyone fulfilling the above requirements to apply for this position, no matter their personal and educational background.
To apply, please send an email with an attached 1-page application, a CV and a letter of recommendation (if any), to Assistant Director, Philip Kyhl, at [email protected]. Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

About NIAS
We live and breathe Asia, and we love making connections. We share Asia-related expertise across the Nordic region. NIAS is an academically independent Nordic research and resource centre, focusing on contemporary Asia primarily from a social science perspective. We are also an integral part of the University of Copenhagen, a Centre under the Department of Political Science. NIAS is financed mainly by a grant from NordForsk, as well as by support from 24 Nordic member universities. NIAS has a digital Asia library and a publisher, NIAS Press, which publishes academic work about Asia in English.

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