New vacancy: post-doctoral research associate at SPERI

chain-200-vacancyAn exciting opportunity has arisen for a new post-doctoral research associate to join SPERI and work in a research team led by Dr Genevieve LeBaron on a UK Economic and Social Research Council-funded project, Understanding and Governing the Global Business of Forced Labour.  The successful candidate will be based at SPERI and will join our dynamic community of researchers of global political economy. The post-doctoral research associate will also be affiliated to the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield.The research project is developing comparative sector-based analysis of how the business of forced labour operates in global supply chains, as well as the effectiveness of public and private governance mechanisms in combatting it. The project focuses on tea, cocoa, and garment supply chains.

The successful applicant will have, or be very near to completing, a doctoral degree in Politics, Development Studies, Anthropology or a related discipline, preferably on a topic of relevance to the research project. Experience of conducting research using qualitative and interview techniques is essential, and experience of using ethnographic techniques is desirable. The Research Associate will be required to conduct field research in the United States and locations in Asia and Africa.

Salary: Grade 7 (between £29,847 and £37,768)
Closing date for applications: 18th July 2016

Interviews will take place in late July, and the position will begin on a mutually agreed upon date between 1 September to 1 December 2016.  Applications should be submitted through the University of Sheffield system:

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr Genevieve LeBaron (