This is the story of a girl and her three year plan to land an academic post.
Not expecting to finish her PhD and walk straight into academia, Naomi plans to take three years to find that dream job. With no real desire to work full-time until her youngest goes to school in 2018, she plans to continue teaching, research assisting and networking before looking for the dream job. This blog is a log of her ups and downs, the decisions she makes and how they pay off. It is also a space for Naomi to disseminate her research quickly and informally asking for and applying feedback. Maybe a chance reader and critical friend might be the key to a job 😉
Naomi investigates the role social media can play in understanding education transitions in order to better design transition curriculums. She investigated the phenomenon of the first year of university for her doctoral study and is currently investigating other education transitions using social media: Foundation Year of schooling, early career teachers, early career researchers, and academic publication moving offline to online (visible or vanish). By investigating other education transitions, Naomi aims to refine the learner centred transition curriculum she presented in her dissertation.
Naomi is currently working as a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Griffith Institute for Educational Research (GIER). She is primarily writing for publication the findings of her PhD study, but is also developing a research approach for analysing transitions on social media. Her methodological work is influenced by phenomenography and ethnomethodology (including autoethnography).
Naomi also works in initial teacher education as a sessional academic and research assistant. She is also an active member of the GIER Sociology of Education special interest group at Griffith University.