Assistant Professor of Social Movements and Human Rights (part-time, fixed-term)

University of Nottingham - Sociology & Social Policy

Applications are invited for a part-time, fixed-term role as part of the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab, which is delivering research to help end contemporary slavery. The role-holder will work across multiple Rights Lab teams, collaborating with Nottingham staff members on research, impact, and grant submissions. In order to maximize the possibilities for collaborative and team-based work, candidate should bring at least two of the following areas of expertise: contemporary slaveholders and their motivations; the narratives of contemporary slavery survivors; the use of technology by antislavery movements; contemporary slavery and debt bondage in India. The role-holder should already have a strong portfolio of publications for REF2021, for submission with the School of Sociology and Social Policy. Candidate should have a track record of securing research income. The role will not require any teaching or administrative responsibilities.

The post is available on a part-time (0.25FTE), fixed-term basis from January 2018 until July 2021.

The School of Sociology and Social Policy (SSP) is a vibrant, diverse, and exciting centre for social science teaching and research. We are a multidisciplinary unit covering criminology, public policy, social policy, social work, and sociology. Cutting across these disciplinary boundaries are two shared values: the promotion of global and social justice and a desire in our teaching and research to ‘make a difference’.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Zoe Trodd ( Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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

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