[CITASA] New one year job at the Oxford Internet Institute: ‘Researcher in Development and Digital Labour’

Mark Graham mark.graham at oii.ox.ac.uk
Fri Sep 4 11:47:15 EDT 2015

Dear colleagues,

We are now hiring a researcher to work with us
to investigate low-wage digital work being carried out in Southeast Asia
and Sub-Saharan Africa <http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/research/projects/?id=119>.

The job description is below. Feel free to forward this to relevant people
and lists, and please get in touch if you would like to discuss any aspect
of the position.


Researcher in Development and Digital Labour

Grade 7 (£30,434 to £37,394 per annum)

The Oxford Internet Institute is a leading centre for research into
individual, collective and institutional behaviour on the Internet. We are
looking for a full-time Researcher in Development and Digital Labour to
work with Dr Mark Graham <http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/graham/> and Dr
Vili Lehdonvirta <http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/?id=320> on the
IDRC-funded project Microwork and Virtual Production Networks in
Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia
<http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/research/projects/?id=119>. Combining archival
research, surveys, and interviews, this ambitious project will critically
assess the impact of Internet and mobile connectivities on social and
economic development, especially when it comes to the emergence of new and
transformative ‘virtual’ economic activities and work, such as ‘microwork’
and ‘e-lancing’.

In this exciting role, the Researcher will analyse qualitative interview
data with workers and managers, writing up the results as academic
publications and final reports. There may also be opportunities for the
Researcher to co-design and conduct an additional round of fieldwork in

Candidates should have experience of social science research in Development
Studies, Geography, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Communications,
Organization Studies, Management or related disciplines, training and
practical experience in qualitative research methods.

Based primarily at the Oxford Internet Institute (with periods of
fieldwork), this position is available immediately for 1 year in the first
instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter, funding permitting.
For qualified candidates, there may also be opportunities to teach course
modules on our ‘Social Science of the Internet’ MSc course.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. The application form
and further details, including a job description and selection criteria,
are available on Oxford University’s recruitment website

*The closing date for applications is 12:00 BST on Thursday 1 October 2015
and only applications received before then can be considered.* Interviews
for those short-listed are currently planned to take place in the week
commencing Monday 12 October 2015.

Dr Mark Graham

Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow
Oxford Internet Institute
University of Oxford

Research Fellow
Green Templeton College
University of Oxford

Visiting Research Associate
School of Geography and the Environment
University of Oxford

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