The Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia is seeking a Research Associate level I or II, with a principal focus on privacy and cybersecurity. This position will work with Professor Peter Swire, who was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow ’18 for a two-year research project on “Protecting Human Rights and National Security in the New Era of Data Nationalism.” Previously Professor Swire was the White House Chief Counselor for Privacy and served on President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology.
The focus of this research faculty position is on research and writing at the intersection of law, policy, and technology. Principal tasks include: research and writing for the first draft of papers or books, conducting literature reviews, and finding relevant citations. The selected candidate may support overall research efforts such as web page content and maintenance as well as managerial assistance with conferences and speakers. The position may also serve as a research or teaching assistant for privacy and cybersecurity classes.
A Juris Doctor (J.D.) is the preferred degree and candidates with the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree will be considered. Applicants with zero to three years of experience will likely be considered for Research Associate I and applicants with four to eight years will likely be considered for Research Associate II. Applicants with graduate training in a subject relevant to information technology, privacy, and security will be considered. All candidates should have a keen interest in the subject matter of privacy and cybersecurity. Ability to work in the Atlanta, Georgia area during the week is expected. The salary is competitive with leading research universities, and will be based on the candidate’s skills and experience. This position will be funded for at least two years. Continuation in the role after this period will be based on performance and funding availability.
This opportunity will be housed in the Law and Ethics group in the College, where we currently have five research-active faculty, two lecturers, and one other Research Associate. This position will also coordinate closely with the Georgia Tech Institute for Information Security and Privacy, a globally prominent center for cybersecurity research, and with other Colleges of the Institute as needed.
Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business is ranked among the top 30 MBA programs by BusinessWeek and U.S. News & World Report. Georgia Tech is one of the nation’s leading research universities and consistently ranks among the top public universities in the country. Current work of the research group can be viewed at: http://www.iisp.gatech.edu and www.peterswire.net.
To apply, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A cover letter and vita including education, research interests, work experience, and other relevant information.
- Three letters of recommendation with your name in the filename (e.g., “Smith, John – LoR.pdf”).
All electronic correspondence should be addressed to Dr. Peter Swire. To assure full consideration, applications should be sent by June 15, 2018 and no later than July 15, 2018. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately. All application documents must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format and submitted electronically by email.
Attracting a diverse applicant pool is a critical part of recruitment and we welcome your participation. Please complete the voluntary disclosure form which will be sent to you upon receipt of your application. Your individual responses will be kept confidential and will not be a part of the selection process.
Georgia Tech and Scheller College of Business is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.