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The Center for Information Technology Policy is an interdisciplinary research center at Princeton University that sits at the crossroads of engineering, the social sciences, law, and policy.
CITP seeks applicants for various visiting positions and for non-residential affiliates each year. Visitors are expected to live in or near Princeton and to be in residence at CITP on a daily basis. They will conduct research and participate actively in CITP’s programs. Affiliates will engage in CITP’s work remotely, through research collaborations, blog posts on Freedom to Tinker, or other joint projects, but are not in residence at CITP.
For all visitors, we are happy to hear from anyone working at the intersection of digital technology and public life, including experts in computer science, sociology, economics, law, political science, public policy, information studies, communication, and other related disciplines.
We have a particular interest this year in candidates working on issues related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT).
All visitors must apply online through the links below. There are three job postings for CITP visitors: 1) the Microsoft Visiting Researcher Scholar/Professor of Information Technology Policy, 2) Visiting IT Policy Fellow, and 3) IT Policy Researcher.
The successful applicant must possess a Ph.D. and will be appointed to a ten-month term, beginning September 1st. The visiting professor must teach one course in technology policy per academic year. Preference will be given to current or past professors in related fields and to nationally or internationally recognized experts in technology policy.
The application process for the Microsoft Visiting Research Scholar/Professor of Information Technology Policy position is generally open from November through the end of December for the upcoming year.
Apply here to become the Microsoft Visiting Research Scholar/Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy. (This link will be active during the open application period.)
A Visiting IT Policy Fellow is on leave from a full-time position (for example, a professor on sabbatical). The successful appliant must possess an advance degree and typically will be appointed to a nine-month term, beginning September 1st.
Full consideration for the Visiting IT Policy Fellow is given to those who apply from November through the end of January for the upcoming year.
Apply here to become a Visiting IT Policy Fellow. (This link will be active during the open application period.)
An IT Policy Researcher will have Princeton University as the primary affiliation during the visit to CITP (for example, a postdoctoral researcher or a professional visiting for a year between jobs). The successful applicant must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent and typically will be appointed to a 12-month term, beginning September 1st.
This year we are also looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work on bias in AI in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team: Arvind Narayanan and Olga Russakovsky at Princeton and Kate Crawford at the AI Now institute NYU. We are interested in developing techniques for recognizing, mitigating and governing bias in computer vision and other modern areas of AI that are are characterized by massive datasets and complex, deep models. If you are interested specifically in this opening, please mention it in your cover letter.
Full consideration for the IT Policy Researcher positions is given to those who apply from November through the end of January for the upcoming year.
Apply here to become an IT Policy Researcher (This link is active year-round, but full consideration for these positions are generally made for applications submitted from November through the end of December.)
Applicants should apply to either the Visiting IT Policy Fellow position (if they will be on leave from a full-time position) or the IT Policy Researcher position (if not), but not both positions; applicants to either position may also apply to be the Microsoft Visiting Research Scholar/Professor if they hold a Ph.D.
All applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, a research plan (including a description of potential courses to be taught if applying for the visiting professor), and a cover letter describing background, interest in the program, and any funding support for the visit. References are not required until finalists are notified. CITP has secured limited resources from a range of sources to support visitors. However, many of our visitors are on paid sabbatical from their own institutions or otherwise provide some or all of their own outside funding.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
All offers and appointments are subject to review and approval by the Dean of the Faculty.
Technology policy researchers and experts who wish to have a formal affiliation with CITP, but will not be in residence in Princeton, may apply to become a CITP affiliate. The affiliation typically is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should have a strong interest in collaborating with a researcher or faculty member associated with CITP. Please send a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing your relevant background, research interests, and potential collaborative projects to . Affiliates will be given access to post to our blog (Freedom to Tinker), will be invited to participate in center events, and could possibly advise CITP-affiliated students.
Applications will be accepted between November and the end of January for affiliations beginning the following academic year (July 1st). Decisions regarding candidates accepted will be made by May 1st.
Affiliates do not have any formal appointment at Princeton University. There will be no Princeton email or permanent workspace provided.
If you have any questions about any of these positions or the application process, please feel free to contact us at .