Assistant Professor of Antislavery Ecosystems (fixed term)

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WorkplaceNottingham, East Midlands, UK


Assistant Professor of Antislavery Ecosystems (fixed term)

£36261 to £48677 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

This role is part of the University’s Rights Lab Beacon of Excellence, which is delivering research to help end modern slavery. The role-holder will lead the Rights Lab’s work on modern slavery’s intersections with environmental degradation and climate change.

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, the role-holder will initiate and execute new research, develop new funding applications in support of the research programme, deliver high quality publications in the area (including for REF2021), deliver relevant policy and research reports, and take responsibility for delivering impact. They will manage relationships with international, national and local partners and stakeholders, and develop the capacity of the research team, with mentoring for existing and new members. She/he will have a public-facing role and represent the team externally.

In order to maximize the possibilities for collaborative and team-based work, he/she should bring at least three of the following areas of expertise: modern slavery in the context of climate change and environmental destruction, including the environmental gains of ending slavery; modern slavery and the seafood sector, including modern slavery’s implications for fisheries management and the role of fish stock declines in the use of slavery; ports as a potential sites for analysis, including the use of port-level risk data and collaboration with seafarer support programmes; social-ecological systems theory that applies a human rights lens to the environment and society interface.

This is a full time (36.25h per week), fixed term position until 31 July 2022. However, applications are welcome from candidates wish to work part time, minimum 29h per week. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Zoe.Trodd [at] nottingham[.]ac[.]uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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