[Air-L] Job Opportunity, Youth Digital Media Use Survey Project

Jason Gallo jgallo at northwestern.edu
Wed Oct 3 10:45:23 PDT 2007

Job Opportunity
Research Associate, Youth Digital Media Use Survey Project,
Northwestern University

The Youth Digital Media Use Survey Project at Northwestern University
is looking for a Research Associate for a project funded by the
MacArthur Foundation. The Research Associate will work closely with
Professors Eszter Hargittai and Peter Miller to collect and archive
information on surveys of youth digital media use. In addition, the
Associate will organize and document several in-person and on-line
meetings of youth digital media researchers. The end product of the
project, which the Research Associate will help to draft, is a report
making recommendations to the MacArthur Foundation on survey design
options for the study of youth digital media use.

*Responsibilities: Collect and archive published and "grey" literature
on youth digital media use; collect and archive information on survey
projects that have been or could be employed for the study of youth
digital media use; work with the principal investigators, organize and
document several meetings of researchers in this field; help to
synthesize the information from these various sources for a project
report. Depending on skills and interests, serve as a co-author on
scholarly articles resulting from the project.

*Qualifications: Master's degree in social science (e.g.,
communication, sociology, political science, economics, psychology,
human development, learning sciences, library and information
science); 1-3 years of work experience; strong organizational skills;
strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent
interpersonal skills; strong problem solving and analytical skills;
ability to work in a professional manner as both a self-starter and a
team member; intermediate-advanced skills in Microsoft Office
(particularly Word and Excel); and intermediate-advanced skills in
using Web interfaces.

*Desired Qualifications: Terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., J.D.) in
quantitative social science with experience in survey research;
project management experience; archival experience. advanced skills in
Microsoft Office (particularly Word and Excel); experience with
analysis of quantitative data, especially in the use of Stata.

*Salary: $3,125 per month for 30 hours/week.

*The position starts immediately and will last eight months.

*Northwestern University is an EEO/AA employer.

*Please send cover letter, resume and reference contact information to
Jason Gallo, Project Coordinator (Web Use Project) at
job-ydmus at webuse.org

Jason Gallo

PhD Candidate
Media, Technology and Society Program
School of Communication
Northwestern University

Project Coordinator
WebUse Project

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