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PhD GTA Funded Studentship in "Women workers’ experiences in the gig economy: security, flexibility, labour process and pay/conditions"


College of Social Science

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Dr S Anitha , Dr A Rydzik , Dr C Bochel No more applications being accepted Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

TThe successful candidate will investigate women workers’ experiences, including issues of security, flexibility, labour process and pay/conditions within the gig economy. What are the processes through which women workers manage their productive and reproductive labour within this ‘flexible’ mode of employment? How can an intersectional perspective inform our understanding of women’s agency and constraints within a polarised labour market? To what extent do existing regulatory mechanisms respond to the challenges posed by changing contemporary landscapes of employment? Applicants with a background in sociology, industrial relations, business studies, labour geography and gender studies are all eligible to apply. We also welcome applications from candidates with postgraduate qualifications who have experience in relevant practice environments.

Contact Dr Sundari Anitha ([Email Address Removed])

Applicants should have a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant area. Applicants with a relevant Masters are particularly welcome. Applicants should possess excellent report writing and English language communication skills and an ability to work to deadlines.

An application of a 1-page CV and 1-page covering letter including a brief insight into this research topic area should be e-mailed to Maureen Young ( [Email Address Removed] ). Those called for interview will be required to complete an online application form, and prepare a presentation. Please quote project ID (COSS2018-5) in the subject line of the email.

Closing Date: 26 February 2018
Interviews: w/b 19 March 2018
Start date: 3 September 2018


Funding Notes

Suitably qualified candidates worldwide may apply, although International students must self-fund the difference between the International and UK/EU fee rate.

£14,553 (2017/18) per annum stipend – stipend will be paid at the 2018/19 RCUK rate.

The studentship may require you to do up to 6 hours of teaching or related work per week, the income from which will go towards the cost of your tuition fees and any surplus fees will be paid by the College.


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