Research Fellow - Centre for Access to Justice and Inclusion

Job Category
Teaching, Research & Scholarship
Vacancy Type
Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Duration
3 years
Employment Type
Full time
Salary From
Salary To
Faculty/Prof Service
Faculty of Business & Law
Closing Date
Ref No

About ARU:

ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. We are ranked in the world’s top 350 HEIs in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and in the top ten mainstream universities in the country for the proportion of UK undergraduates in employment 15 months after graduating.  We have campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Peterborough with around 2,500 staff and 35,000 students from 180 countries.  With a focussed civic mission, we are committed to working with others through education, research and knowledge exchange to enhance the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work and live.


About the Role:

The Faculty of Business and Law is formed of two Schools, the School of Economics, Finance and Law, and the School of Management. We are seeking a full time Research Fellow for a 3 year FTC to join the Centre for Access to Justice & Inclusion (CAJI) in the School of Economics, Finance and Law to support the activities of the Centre including its project work and research in Access to Justice, Law & Technology. CAJI engages in research, dialogue, and policy initiatives to promote the important values of access to justice and inclusion.


The centre brings together researchers from across three research clusters at ARU Law School 1. Law and Society, 2. Digital Economy and Arbitration Law and 3. Criminal Justice – to address current issues and challenges in this field applying their professional expertise to dispute resolution, access to justice, equality, migration and social rights, criminal justice, digital economy and technology change. We examine and theorize the nature of these relationships within society and examine how these relationships are being shaped and re-shaped by new technology.


With a Degree plus PhD or near completion in Law or Criminology, or other post-graduate research qualification (e.g., MRes, MPhil), ideally you will have a passion for technology and a keen interest in being interdisciplinary, with the ability to critically engage with a wide range of literatures as well as policy. You can think innovatively and work independently with limited supervision.  You will be IT literate with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office and have good interpersonal and negotiating skills.


Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Ana Keglevic Steffek, Senior Lecturer, at


Find out more about working with us.


We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.


We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Flexible Working

ECC Family Friendly








Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working. 


Guidance Notes: 

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.