Professional Specialist/Clinic Lead

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Princeton University

The Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) at Princeton University is a national leader in research and education at the intersection of technology, policy, and law. CITP is a unique interdisciplinary hub for faculty, fellows, visitors, and students to address the most difficult issues that arise from the exploding role of technology in public life. The Center is home to multiple active research groups, offers graduate and undergraduate courses in both the Computer Science Department and the Woodrow Wilson School, and coordinates a certificate program (i.e. minor) for undergraduate students. CITP also convenes multiple conferences and seminars each year, bringing the world's leading scholars and practitioners on technology policy and law to Princeton University. The Clinic lead will be responsible for running CITP's technology policy clinic, a new initiative designed to engage scholars and students in real-world technology policy issues. The first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary clinic will leverage Princeton's exceptional resources in computer science, public policy, and other relevant disciplines to make progress on hard problems in technology policy and law and to provide an on-the-ground educational experience for Princeton's extraordinary students. This position will be responsible for directing all activities of the technology policy clinic. Responsibilities will include selecting topics and developing curricula for the technology policy clinic; directing the clinic's work from concept to execution to delivery; teaching the clinic as a course; serving as a primary advisor to students participating in the clinic; and conducting workshops and briefings to maximize the clinic's impact. The Clinic lead will also engage scholars at all levels in real-world technology policy work. Duties will include authoring written reports, comments, and briefs; collaborating with with public interest groups; and conducting outreach to public and private stakeholders. As an outgrowth of this work, the clinic could provide federal, state, and local policy makers with non-partisan issue briefings on emerging technologies and associated policy issues. The opportunity to teach courses is subject to sufficient enrollments, and approval by the Dean of the Faculty. Applicants must apply online at and submit a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Candidates will be evaluated according to their experience and accomplishments on technology policy and law issues, as well as their teaching ability. A graduate degree in law, public policy, or computer science is required, and 5+ years of experience in government, industry, or civil society are strongly preferred. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. The application process for this position is open until filled.





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Posted: 10/13/2018
Application Due: 12/12/2018
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