Rights Lab Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Nottingham, SCOTLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 05 Sep 2017

Closing Date
Tuesday, 5th September 2017
Job Type
Politics and International Relations
£26052 to £38183 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for a Research Associate with the University of Nottingham’s new Rights Lab, a Beacon of Excellence (www.nottingham.ac.uk/world/beacons/rights-lab/ ). This large-scale world-leading initiative is delivering research to help end contemporary slavery. One of our flagship projects, Slavery-Free Communities, is the first major examination of slavery as a local issue, lodged in our work to help make Nottingham the world’s first slavery-free city. Directed by Dr. Alison Gardner, the Slavery-Free Communities project aims to test the ‘theories of change’ underlying policy responses to modern slavery, highlighting evidence for good practice and sharing transferable, scalable and sustainable policies which can help communities to become slavery-free. Local action research is core to this approach, providing an important test bed for new ideas and initiatives, alongside robust comparative study.  We underpin work with insights from public policy and public management theory.

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, the Research Associate (RA) will support research on Slavery Free Communities under the supervision of the project lead, as well as initiating and executing new research, and developing new funding applications in support of the research programme. In particular, the RA will play a core role in developing collaborative research with the Institute of Local Government Studies and anti-slavery partnerships across the Midlands, building the evidence base for local and community-based antislavery interventions. The successful candidate will help to coordinate relationships with internal and external research partners and stakeholders, support the development of research publications, develop and deliver knowledge exchange towards impact, and contribute to the writing of policy and research reports for various audiences. The person appointed will also have the opportunity to use their initiative and creativity to identify areas for research, develop research methods and extend their research portfolio.

We welcome applications from recent PhD graduates, as well as from applicants with postdoctoral experience. This is a full-time job but we will consider applications from candidates who wish to work part-time. The role is available immediately (but we anticipate an October 1, 2017 start) as a fixed-term post for the academic year 2017-18 (ending July 31, 2018) with the potential for continuation. Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 11th September. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Alison Gardner at Alison.Gardner@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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