Last review date:Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Jul 26, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
Position: Specialist, Human Rights Center, School of Law Location: Berkeley, CA Percent Time: 100% Anticipated Start Date: June 1, 2019 This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal.
Position Overview Berkeley Law and the Human Rights Center (HRC) are pleased to announce their search for applicants for the position of Manager for HRC's Human Rights Investigations Lab (Lab Manager). This is a 100% time, one-year term contract position, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance.
The Human Rights Center (HRC) is a research and training center housed within UC Berkeley School of Law that applies innovative technologies and scientific methods to investigate war crimes and other serious violations of human rights. Based on our findings, we recommend specific policy measures to protect vulnerable populations and hold perpetrators accountable. We train advocates around the world and provide them with the skills and tools necessary to document human rights abuses and turn this information into effective action.
Job Description The Lab Manager shapes the research agenda of the center's Human Rights Investigations Lab in partnership with the Human Rights Center's executive director and associate director. This includes designing all research and investigations in partnership with the center's executive director and associate director, and coordinating and overseeing undergraduate and graduate research related to the lab. The Manager also works with practitioners, policymakers, and other academics to promote evidence-based policies as well as practice-focused research and investigations.
His/her work will include designing, implementing and reporting on original studies and methodological advancements that add to existing knowledge about ways that digital technologies can be used to enhance the efficiency and efficacy of human rights investigations. Outputs may include workshops, reports, white papers, book chapters, amicus curiae briefs, implementation tools, and academic papers, and other appropriate means for sharing and advancing information relative to human rights investigations. The Lab Manager will also manage the day-to-day operations of the Human Rights Investigations Lab, an entity that trains students to use social media and other publicly-accessible online sources to support human rights advocacy and legal accountability.
The Lab Manager is expected to conduct research and publish his/her research findings, including a minimum of one report (or other output) per year. He/she will also be expected to draft policy papers, op-eds and other documents as needed. Additionally, he/she may be expected to travel domestically and internationally for field work, conferences, workshops and other meetings. The Lab Manager may conduct training of practitioners involved in such investigations, and/or speak as an expert on lab-related findings and methods with the media, funders, and other strategic partners.
The Lab Manager is expected to coordinate and direct teams of researchers, including professional research staff and students. The number and time of mentees may vary, but the Lab Manager is generally expected to mentor at least four student researchers working at least 20% time and/or a post-doctoral fellow at 100% time. The Lab Manager will also coordinate among diverse independent contractors who may be hired to provide research, training and other support.
Applicants must provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information for three (3) references. The position is open until filled.
Letters of reference, copies of scholarly transcripts and additional materials may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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