Visiting Research Specialist - Information Trust Institute (A1700051)

Champaign, IL
Mar 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Visiting Research Specialist

Information Trust Institute

College of Engineering


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Interested in cutting edge research that contributes to making the world a safer place? Do you want to innovate and implement game changing solutions? If so, consider joining the Information Trust Institute (ITI) to push the envelope of research into securing the nation's critical infrastructure and advancing the state of science in computer security. ITI executes innovative projects that are funded by both industry and government, so that applicants have a range of potential projects with which they can match their experience to and provide the most impact. ITI has a proven track record of national and international leadership combining research and education with industrial outreach in trustworthy and secure information systems.

The Information Trust Institute (ITI) has an opening available for a Visiting Research Specialist. ITI provides national and international leadership combining research and education with industrial outreach in trustworthy and secure information systems. ITI brings together over 90 faculty and senior researchers, many graduate student researchers and industry partners to conduct foundational and applied research to enable the creation of critical applications and cyber infrastructures. This position will conduct research (including data collection, data analysis, and generating publications) in the area of cybersecurity, particularly cyber-insurance.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct legal empirical research including data collection, coding, and empirical (i.e., statistical) analysis, focusing on topics such as cyber insurance or the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).
  • Conduct thorough research into the relevant literature, the applicable statutes, the common law as derived from case law, including social science, interdisciplinary perspectives.
  • Devise and validate/verify policy and/or legislative proposals to address issues of technology policy and cyberlaw.
  • Structure compelling narratives for presenting problems and solutions.
  • Write and co-author scholarly publications and attend and present research results at scholarly legal and public policy conferences.
  • Work with private sector partners to ensure that scholarly efforts address their concerns and transfer research output to them.
  • Write short summaries for laypersons on important legal issues relating to current events and technology, as needed.
  • Monitor media for relevant developments related to technology policy and cyberlaw.
  • Assist law students in preparing own work for publication.
  • Supervise postdoctoral researchers and student researchers by assisting and monitoring their research in the area of cybersecurity, risk assessment and litigation and ensure that proper content is being captured and being documented and that all deadlines are being met.
  • Assume additional appropriate research information related duties to further the mission of the institute.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • 4 years of research experience in cyberlaw issues.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Experience writing publications and narratives on research findings and presenting findings at conferences and events.
  • Knowledge of legal issues surrounding technology policies and cyberlaws.

Preferred Requirements:
  • 4 years of experience with a significant scholarly publication record in the area of cybersecurity, and possibly, cyberinsurance.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible academic professional position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Applicants may be interviewed before the full consideration date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Based on funding and unit needs, this position may become permanent in the future.

To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter; resume; and the names/contact information of three professional references by March 20, 2017. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by this date.

For further information regarding this position, you may contact Amy Gilbert, HR Specialist at 217-244-1802 or

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

Organization Name: Information Trust Institute
College Name or Administrative Unit: Engineering
Category: Academic Professional
Open Date: 02/06/2017
Close Date: 03/20/2017


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