The following survey explores your experience of working as a legal academic, as part of a project funded by the UK Legal Education Research Network and conducted through the Melbourne Law School at the University of Melbourne, in association with the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. This survey is part of a collaborative international study, which will survey both legal academics and law faculty administrators.
The results will be used to explore the factors that assist you in building your career and enacting your role, and to consider individual experiences of working in legal academia. The aggregate data from this survey will lead to academic publications, and will be stored for five years from the date of the last publication based on this survey. The data from this survey will only be used for this project.
Your responses will not be identifiable - responses will never be identified with you personally.
In this survey, we talk about 'casual', 'zero-hour' and 'sessional' academic staff. By this, we mean staff employed on a short-term contract, with unpredictable hours of work. We also talk about 'tenured' and 'permanent' staff. By this, we mean people employed in an ongoing and predictable arrangement. When we refer to 'contract' and 'fixed-term' staff, we mean those who have a predictable period of employment, that will need to be renegotiated at the end of the term of the contract.
The survey should take no more than 20 minutes to complete.
If you have any questions or comments about this survey, please contact Alysia Blackham at firstname.lastname@example.org
This research project has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of The University of Melbourne (ID number 1646355.1). If you have any concerns or complaints about the conduct of this research project, which you do not wish to discuss with the research team, you should contact the Manager, Human Research Ethics, Office for Research Ethics and Integrity, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010. Tel: +61 3 8344 2073 or Fax: +61 3 9347 6739 or Email: HumanEthicsemail@example.com. All complaints will be treated confidentially. In any correspondence please provide the name of the research team or the name or ethics ID number of the research project.