Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Job Posting at the University of Sheffield

I've fallen upon an extremely enticing job posting for a research associate at the University of Sheffield's School of Education. Not only will the successful candidate get to work on a project called "Children's Playground Games and Songs in the Age of New Media" (how awesome is that!?!), but they'll get to work with Jackie Marsh (!)...an amazing (and very friendly) kids' media scholar who researches kids' virtual worlds, games, new media and other forms of pop culture (find out more about her work via her blog Digital Beginnings). Here's the job posting description in full:
Job Title: Research Associate (Part-time, Fixed-term)
Department: School of Education: "Children's Playground Games and Songs in the Age of New Media"

Ref No: R06924

Closing Date: 5th January, 2009

Summary: The postholder will conduct ethnographic research to study how the oral traditions of playground games relate to children's media cultures. Applicants should have a higher degree, preferably a doctorate, in a relevant field (e.g. Media/Cultural Studies, Education, Sociology), with a research-training component. Experience of social research in the field of childhood, fieldwork with young people, and the qualitative analysis of data is also essential. The post is funded by the AHRC as part of the 'Beyond Text' programme and is tenable from 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2011, working on a part-time basis of 17.5 hours per week.

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