ESRC Digit Research Fellow (Economics) Ref 10064

School/department: University of Sussex Business School, Digital Futures at Work ESRC Research Centre (Digit)
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: fixed term for 2 years with the possibility of extension/lectureship
Reference: 10064
Salary: starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum (pro-rata for part time working)
Placed on: 21 October 2022
Closing date: 22 November 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: 1 January 2023, or as soon as possible

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the University of Sussex for a high-performing researcher to contribute to the Digital Futures at Work ESRC Research Centre (Digit) an ambitious and dynamic £8m ESRC funded Research Centre examining the Digital transformation of work. The post is for 2 years full time, with a possibility for extension or a lectureship; requests for part-time arrangements will also be considered.

This challenging role sit within the University of Sussex Business School and is line-managed by the Centre’s Director, Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly and by Professor Richard Dickens. The post-holders will work collaboratively with the Centre Management Team (CMT), other Centre researchers, and partners to contribute to the delivery of important elements of the research programme.

Candidates should demonstrate potential to conduct high-quality quantitative research on the economics of work and labour. They should have a strong interest in the impact of digital technology on the labour market and be able to work closely with colleagues from across different disciplines in a fast-moving and exciting area.

Prospective applicants are invited to make informal enquiries with the Centre Director Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly: Professor Richard Dickens:

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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How to apply

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Please submit a covering letter, your curriculum vitae, any teaching evaluations and your research papers and please also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted via

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