[Air-L] casual lecturer position in Online Research Methods (Australian National University)

Robert Ackland robert.ackland at anu.edu.au
Mon May 28 09:08:23 PDT 2012

Dear List,

I am looking to hire a casual lecturer who can co-teach a course in 
online research methods in the Master of Social Research (MSR) at the 
Australian National University in Canberra (DEMO8087 - Online Research 
Methods - http://studyat.anu.edu.au/courses/DEMO8087;details.html).  The 
course is compulsory in the successful Social Science of the Internet 
specialisation of the MSR (http://adsri.anu.edu.au/graduate-study/ssi) 
and it also attracts students from other MSR specialisations and ANU 
programs.  I expect we will have 15-20 students.

The course is running in Second semester this year, which commences 23 
July and runs for 13 weeks (with two weeks teaching break in middle).

I am specifically looking for someone who can teach the following topics:

- online interviews
- online focus groups
- online field research (e.g. virtual ethnography)

If the person can also teach about online surveys, that would be great 
(but not essential).

I envisage the teaching would be for a minimum of 4 weeks, but up to 6-7 
weeks i.e. half of the course.

The timing of the block of teaching is flexible i.e. could be first or 
second half of semester.

I will continue to be course coordinator (and deal with student 
administration etc.), and I'll be teaching the other half of the course, 
which will be on social media network analysis.

But otherwise, the casual lecturer will have quite a bit of flexibility 
regarding mode of teaching, assessment etc.

The expected qualifications for the casual lecturer are PhD in related 
area and experience using qualitative online research methods.  My 
preference is for someone who can teach in-person in Canberra, but for 
an exceptional candidate I'd be willing to investigate the possibility 
of teaching from off-site (e.g. via skype).

Dr Robert Ackland
Associate Professor, Australian Demographic and Social Research 
Institute, The Australian National University
Coordinator, Master of Social Research

e-mail:   robert.ackland at anu.edu.au
homepage: https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/ackland-rj
project:  http://voson.anu.edu.au
ph./fax:  +61 2 6125 0312/+61 2 6125 2992

Information about the Master of Social Research
(Social Science of the Internet specialisation):
CRICOS No: 061772F

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