Research Assistants - Children’s Rights (various areas): Migration, digital media, child protection, criminal law, youth offending

Dr. Rachel Taylor is looking for suitable candidates to assist in research for a book on children’s rights. The book evaluates the extent to which children’s rights are realised in domestic law in a wide range of areas. Applications would be particularly welcomed from those with an interest in children’s rights either in the context of international migration or digital media. Applications would also be welcome from those with an interest in any of the following areas of English law as they affect children: child protection, criminal law and young offenders.

Duration and hours

The start date and timing of the research is flexible but all work must be completed by the start of Michaelmas 2018. Funding for a maximum of 100 hours of research is available to be allocated between researchers, depending on the interest and experience of applicants. A minimum commitment of 20 hours research over this period is required.

Reporting

The post will report to Rachel Taylor, Fellow in Law, Exeter College.

Requirements

This post requires:

  • A strong background in the law concerning one or more of the following areas as they affect children: migration, digital media, child protection, criminal law and youth offending.
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Good admin and IT skills.

The work can be done in any place where you have access to a good library and online databases. 

Eligibility

This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.

Rate of Pay

This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £14.80/hour plus holiday pay of £2.53 = total of £17.33/hour

Funding

This post is funded by the Law Faculty’s Research Support Fund (RSF1718-33).

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to rachel.taylor@exeter.ox.ac.uk by Monday 26th February 2018. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability over the period.

Supervisors may be asked for a reference.

Informal enquiries may be emailed to rachel.taylor@exeter.ox.ac.uk

Guidelines for Faculty members / line managers

Graduate Studies Committee agreed in Michaelmas Term 2013 the following guidelines and stipulations which were endorsed by the Law Faculty Board the same term.

BCL/MJur students are not permitted to undertake paid work of any kind for the Faculty, and are advised against undertaking paid work offered from any other source as well.

PRS, MPhil, and MSt students are not permitted to undertake teaching for the Faculty but can undertake up to eight hours’ paid work per week and can be employed by the Faculty up to that limit for work other than teaching.

DPhil students can undertake up to eight hours’ paid work of any kind (including teaching) per week and can be employed by the Faculty up to that limit.

Any queries regarding the eligibility of a particular student should be directed to Geraldine Malloy in the Faculty Office.