Non-Tenure Track Senior Research Associate – in Privacy and Cybersecurity

Georgia Institute of Technology
May 15, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
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The Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia is seeking a Research Associate-Senior 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 has been the White House Chief Counselor for Privacy and served on President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology.

The focus of this position is conducting and supervising research and writing at the intersection of law, policy, and technology.  Principal tasks include: research and writing on papers and books, including supervision of other researchers; speaking at and attending meetings and conferences on behalf of the research group; and supporting other activities of the research group.  The position may include teaching and research assistance in privacy and cybersecurity classes.

A Juris Doctor (J.D.) is expected, with at least eight years of experience.  Applicants with graduate training in a subject relevant to information technology, privacy, or security will be considered. All candidates should have expertise in subject matters related to privacy, cybersecurity, and the Carnegie research project.  Ability to work in the Atlanta, Georgia area during the week is expected. The salary is competitive with leading research universities and based on the candidate’s experience. This position will be funded for at least two years with continuation after that based on 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: and

To apply, please email the following to

  1. cover letter and vita including education, research interests, work experience, and other relevant information.
  2. 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.

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