University of Liverpool (UK)
Deadline: February 8, 2019
The Department of Communication and Media is seeking to appoint a 1.0FTE Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work on the Nuffield Foundation Funded Project “Me and my big data: developing citizens’ data literacies” led by Professor Simeon Yates. This project seeks to understand the levels of and variations in UK citizens data literacy, and to develop policy and educational materials to support improving this.
This project will examine and address these issues in four broad ways:
- explore through survey data and citizen workshops the extent of citizens data literacy
- analyse the social basis of variations and inequalities in data literacy across a range of factors
- develop training and support materials for schools, universities and third sector groups in order to enhance citizen’s data literacy
- develop policy recommendations for stakeholders on enhancing citizen data literacy.
This project forms part of a wider set of research on the social impacts of digital media including issues of digital inclusion and digital culture. This may include working with external organisations such as the government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the GoodThings charity and Liverpool city region Mayor’s Office.
You should have a degree (or equivalent qualification or relevant professional experience). The post is available for 12 months from February 2019.
£34,188 - £39,610
Job Ref: 010780 Closing Date: 8 February 2019