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Research Fellow

University of Technology Sydney

Anti-Slavery Australia, in the University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Law, is recruiting for a Research Fellow to support the Department of Social Services funded project, Sexual Violence Prevention – Sexual violence and forced marriage prevention. It is one of three roles being recruited to support this ambitious, ground-breaking project to develop a research-informed, human-rights response to forms of modern slavery that take place within the home, including domestic servitude and forced marriage.

Anti-Slavery Australia (Anti-Slavery) is dedicated to eliminating human trafficking and slavery in Australia. The Centre engages in research, policy development, and evaluation of Australia’s anti people trafficking responses and related issues. Anti-Slavery has an active role in community awareness raising of all forms of slavery and also provides practical legal training for graduating law students as well as internship placement opportunities for law students engaged in law elective subjects and volunteers, including from the Brennan Leadership and Justice Program.

The successful candidate will be under supervision of Professor Jennifer Burn; Law Professor and Director of Anti-Slavery Australia. The Research Fellow will be responsible for ensuring the project is conducted in accordance with ethics approvals as well as working with the project team on best practice gender violence prevention literature, project reports and academic articles. The Research Fellow will also participate in events and external engagement activities of the project.

About you:

  • A PhD Degree in Law or in a related field
  • Knowledge of modern slavery, forced marriage and servitude
  • Previous experience in research
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently
  • Skills in legal research methods with experience in modern slavery highly desirable
  • Superior oral and written communication skills including skills in academic writing
  • Digital literacy in online platforms

Note: Anti-Slavery Australia is also recruiting two additional roles; Research Assistant and Research Officer. For more details on these opportunities, please view the job advertisements on the UTS job board.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $108,203 - $128,064 (Level B)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 12 months.

How to Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Statement from the UTS website.

UTS is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce and we encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV.

Applicants must have current Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency to be considered, and a valid Working with Children Check.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC202889.

Specific enquiries about the role itself may be addressed to Nikki Lengkeek via nikki.lengkeek@uts.edu.au, using the subject line: Research Fellow enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Specific enquiries with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at recruitment@uts.edu.au.

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