The following survey explores the contexts in which legal academics work, 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.
The results will be used to explore the factors that assist academics in building their careers and enacting their role/s through 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 and your institution will not be identifiable.
The survey should take no more than 25 minutes to complete.
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.
If you have any questions or comments about this survey, please contact Dr 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.