Research Fellow, Faculty of Business, Economics & Law

June 12, 2013

Fixed Term 18 months commencing in October 2013

Level 4 £29,541 to £36,298 per annum

A Research Fellow is required to work on a newly-funded ESRC 18 month project: ‘Labour productivity, work flexibility and international migration in hotels’. The study aims to analyse the relationships between the employment of migrant workers, and flexible working practices, and labour productivity. It has privileged access to data for around 80 hotels at hotel, departmental, and individual employee level, on a daily basis, over a continuous six-year period that spans the 2008+ economic crisis.

The project and research contract will commence on October 1st, 2013. The applicant must have a PhD in Economics, Management, or Hospitality/Tourism Management, or be close to completion. Knowledge of econometrics, or advanced quantitative methods, and research experience in productivity, and either HR studies, or labour economics are essential. Time series analysis is an essential component of the research.

The Research Fellow will work closely with a team that consists of Professor Allan Williams, Dr Sangwon Park, Professor Andrew Lockwood, and Professor Peter Jones.
The University of Surrey is an international university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit. The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, situated within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, has a global reputation built upon its commitment to high quality, original and rigorous research. The School is consistently first ranked in most of the national UK league tables, and amongst the top five globally. It is a dynamic and expanding school which has made a number of strong, research-oriented senior and junior appointments in recent years. Research on the economic roles of migrants, productivity and flexible working practices are among its key areas of expertise. For an informal discussion about the post, please contact: Professor Allan Williams (

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 26th June 2013.

Interviews will take place in the week beginning 1st July 2013.

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