Research Associate

University of Sheffield - Management School

Sheffield University Management School, the Faculty of Social Sciences’ largest department, has achieved accreditation from the three largest and most influential business school associations: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.

The mission of Sheffield University Management School is to use our world class research base to develop knowledgeable and employable students, promote socially-responsible work practices, and have a positive impact on organisations and society throughout the world. We sustain a research-intensive environment that creates, advances, and disseminates knowledge with respect to management inquiry, for the benefit of students, private and public sector organisations, and society in general. Our relocation to a fully refurbished building in June 2013 provides modern facilities in which to achieve our ambitions.

We are looking to appoint a Research Associate to work with Professor Jason Heyes on a project that will examine international developments in labour administration. The ILO uses the term ‘labour administration’ to refer to institutions, activities, and outcomes across the entire field of national labour policy, including employment, labour law, occupational health and safety, social protection, and employment relations. The purpose of the project will be to deepen understanding of the organisation of national labour administration systems in different countries and how they develop over time, drawing on perspectives from political economy, public administration, and employment relations. The project will also examine how national labour administration systems influence labour market outcomes and indicators of decent work (such as wellbeing, health and safety, and access to training).

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant subject (or have equivalent experience), and experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, and practice in decision-making mythologies.

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The post is fixed-term for 12 months.

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