In the School of Law, University of Glasgow, we are currently advertising two postdoctoral researcher positions in connection with the ESRC-Funded Project Work on Demand.
The WorkOD project seeks to investigate the ever-evolving nature of contracts and contracting behaviour in the world of work – not only contracts of employment, but also those of casual, ‘zero-hours’, and self-employed workers. A particular point of focus is the emerging ‘gig’ or ‘on demand’ economy, in which consumers order a range of services, or delivery of a range of goods, online or via smart phone apps. The project has a strong comparative dimension, and will analyse differences in forms of contract and contracting behaviour across jurisdictions and over the course of several decades.
The advertised positions are for each for a fixed-term of two years in the first instance, with a possibilty of extension. Applicants should possess expert knowledge of current trends and debates in the fields of labour law and the organization of working relationships. Experience of empirical methods is desirable.
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