Deadline: 31 December 2017
Rights Lab Research
- Closing Date
- Sunday, 31st December 2017
- Job Type
- Beacons of Excellence
Our research is helping to end contemporary global slavery in our lifetime.
There are 46 million people enslaved around the world today. Yet we are at a tipping point: there is a global political commitment to ending slavery by 2030.
We are delivering the world’s first largescale research agenda for defeating slavery, which places Nottingham at the forefront of the UK’s pledge to lead this global fight.
Our challenge-led approach fuses cutting-edge research with real world application.
We work with governments and NGOs to achieve a Freedom Dividend: the global benefits of ending slavery for economies, rights, health, peace and the environment.
We are home to the world’s leading experts on contemporary slavery. Our research has underpinned antislavery with an advanced research agenda for the first time in the
230-year history of antislavery action and was named one of the “world-changing discoveries of the past 50 years” by the Association of British Universities. We are discovering slavery’s full nature and extent, explaining its causes and consequences, designing research-led interventions that pilot innovative new approaches to combating slavery, and evaluating antislavery efforts. Our work is survivor-engaged, shaped by people who have lived through slavery, and adopts a ‘rigorous morality’ approach that fuses cutting-edge research with advocacy.
Our transdisciplinary research fuses methods, tools and techniques across disciplinary boundaries. This means we can map slavery from space with the world’s first Geospatial Slavery Observatory; redesign supply chains to help businesses ensure they aren’t using slave labour; pioneer a unique programme of therapeutic care for people coming out of enslavement; and estimate slavery’s prevalence country by country, among many other projects.
We are looking for talented individuals to join each of our Beacons to help us continue with our world-changing research. These include:
· Academic Staff
· Research Fellows
· Administrative, Professional and Managerial
· Research Officers
To express an interest and find out more about joining our Beacon teams please submit your details by applying below.
The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.