About us: The Faculty of Business and Law at UWE, Bristol wish to recruit a Research Fellow to work on a major AHRC funded project ‘Gender Equalities at Work: an Interdisciplinary History of 50 years of Legislation’. The project is a collaboration between University of Edinburgh, University College London and UWE, Bristol. The project will produce the first comprehensive history (from the 1960s to the present) of the Equal Pay Act 1970 and Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (now integrated in the Equality Act 2010) covering the four nations of the UK. Combining archival research with oral history interviews, it will examine the law in action, as agency, and as personal experience. The Research Fellow at Bristol will be working under the guidance of Professor Hazel Conley.
About you: We are looking for a Post-Doctoral researcher in Feminist Labour History or a related field who is skilled at locating and analysing historical documents and conducting oral history interviews. Experience of academic publication is also desirable. You will be based at our new, state-of-the-art, Business and Law School and will be working alongside two other appointments under the project at the University of Edinburgh and UCL. Some travel to London and Edinburgh will be required when permitted.
About UWE Bristol: We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,800 staff. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections. Our staff and students come from over 160 countries making this a diverse, dynamic and rewarding place to work and study.
We are an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.
We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include an impressive 88% overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Satisfaction survey, placing us 2nd of all universities in England and 7th in the UK. We are 6th in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey) and importantly, 96% of UWE Bristol graduates are in employment or further study within six months after graduation. We have also achieved TEF Gold status and have been ranked 21st in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2021.
Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity and is a big pull for students and employers alike. A city with a creative and fiercely independent mindset, a vibrant music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. Bristol was the first British city to win the European Green Capital award in 2015, The Sunday Times newspaper named Bristol the best city to live in Britain thanks to its culture, nightlife and proximity to beautiful countryside while National Geographic listed Bristol as 11th in the world's 'cool list' destinations, ahead of Paris and Amsterdam, so it’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.
This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m having been invested recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation while incredible new facilities continue to be developed to enhance our offer even further.
Frenchay campus has excellent transport links; as well as being located near the motorway network we are within walking distance of two train stations, our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities, making our campus the ideal place to work for those commuting to Bristol.
In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits including:
If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Professor Hazel Conley on 0117 328 87552 or email: Hazel.Conley@uwe.ac.uk.
This is a fixed-term post until January 2023, and is full-time.
This post is available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time.
UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.
From 1 January 2021 we will be able to sponsor candidates for this role under the Home Office Tier 2 Points Based System (skilled worker route). Please read the attached guide on the new criteria to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.
Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to bring your right to work documents with you to your interview so they can be copied and verified at that stage.