Lectureships in Contemporary Slavery

University of Hull - Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE)

Campus: Hull

Faculty/Area: Research and Enterprise

2 Posts available

The Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull is looking to appoint two Lecturers in Contemporary Slavery tenable from 1 September 2018, or earlier if available. The successful candidates will join an award-winning research institute that is recognised internationally for producing innovative research on slavery in all its forms, historical and contemporary.

Applicants must have a doctorate in Criminology, Sociology, Law or Social Policy; a competitive record of research publication (3*/4*); and experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The successful candidates should have expertise in all or some of the following areas: human trafficking, forced labour, sexual and criminal exploitation, debt bondage or bonded labour. We particularly welcome applications from researchers with interests in victim identification and care (including the safeguarding of children), ‘recruiters’ and perpetrators, business supply chains and private sector engagement with contemporary slavery, law enforcement and international collaboration.

The Wilberforce Institute has close links with policymakers, NGOs and other groups working in the broad field of contemporary slavery, and it is expected that the post holders will fully engage with these activities, while at the same time helping to foster new partnerships, both within and outside the University. It is also expected that they will undertake administrative responsibilities within the Wilberforce Institute, including but not restricted to education and outreach.

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The University of Hull is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in every aspect of our recruitment processes.

Hull will be UK City of Culture in 2017. The University of Hull was part of the City of Culture team throughout the bidding process and remains a key player in Hull’s cultural heritage. The campus will be the venue for City of Culture events, and its alumni, students and staff will be personally involved.

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