The Center for Information Technology Policy Fellows Program is a competitive, fully-funded, in-residence program that supports scholars and practitioners in research and policy work tied to the Center’s mission. Fellows accepted into this program conduct research with members of the Center’s community — faculty, scholars and other Fellows — across disciplines, and engage in our public programs, such as workshops and conferences.
We hire new Fellows each year for the following three fellowship tracks:
Applications are posted in the fall and can be found here on the Princeton University hiring page.
Applicants may apply for more than one track. Please note that CITP research falls into the following three areas: Platforms and Digital Infrastructure; Data Science, AI and Society; and Privacy and Security.
For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by the start of review date, Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST. Applications will be accepted after the start of the review date but will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. Contact information for three references must be included in the application materials. References will only be contacted if the candidate becomes a finalist.
Find additional information about each track below.
The postdoctoral track is for people who have recently received or are about to receive a Ph.D., and work on understanding and improving the relationship between technology and society. Selected candidates will be appointed at the postdoctoral research associate or more senior research rank. These are typically 12-month appointments, commencing on or about September 1, 2023, and can be renewed for a second-year, contingent on performance and funding. Fellows in the postdoctoral track have the option of teaching, subject to sufficient course enrollments and the approval of the Dean of the Faculty.
We are especially interested in hearing from postdoc candidates who specialize in information integrity as part of our privacy and security focus. We are also seeking postdocs who work at the intersection of precision health, data-driven medicine and public policy, as part of our “Data Science and AI and Society” focus area.
The Visiting Professionals track of the CITP fellows’ program is for professionals—both academics and practitioners—who will be on leave from their full-time job, such as professors on sabbatical or journalists on leave from their newsrooms. This fellowship appointment is roughly nine months long, and will begin on or about September 1, 2023. However, CITP does offer some flexibility between May 1, 2023 and October 1, 2023. The primary appointment will be at the rank of “Visiting Research Scholar” or “Visiting Professional Specialist” depending on experience.
The Microsoft Visiting Professor track of the CITP’s Fellows Program is for visiting academics who are nationally or internationally recognized experts in technology policy. Appointments are typically for a term of up to nine months with an expected start date in September 2023. The Microsoft Visiting Professor will be expected to teach one course related to their research during their 9-month term, subject to sufficient enrollments and with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. Fellows in the Microsoft Visiting Professor track will carry the title of Microsoft Visiting (Assistant/Associate) Professor in the semester of teaching. Their primary appointment will be at the rank of “Visiting Research Scholar” or “Visiting Professional Specialist” depending on experience. Typically, there will be one Microsoft Visiting Professor per year.
Former CITP researcher Paul Schmitt has a “Simple Software Fix to Limit Location Data Sharing.”
Former CITP fellow Barton Gellman ’82 is featured in episode one, season two of Cookies Tech Security & Privacy. Gellman discusses his own privacy habits and why he doesn’t trust ordinary email or text messages, but also why he’s unable to give up carrying a smart phone despite its ability to track our movements.
Shazeda Ahmed, Archana Ahlawat, Nia Brazzell, Jordan Brensinger, Monica Greco, Kenia Hale, Eszter Hargittai, Klaudia Jazwinska, Amna Liaqat, Katrina Ligett, Jakob Mökander, Sarah Scheffler, Christelle Tessono, and Rebecca Weiss
Shazeda Ahmed, Kenia Hale, Klaudia Jazwinska, Lauren Kilgour, Arunesh Mathur, Orestis Papakryiakopoulos, Sergey Sanovich, Sarah Scheffler, Christelle Tessono, and Elizabeth Watkins
Shaanan Cohney, Ashley Gorham, Arunesh Mathur, Orestis Papakryiakopoulos, Sergey Sanovich, Paul Schmitt, Carsten Schwemmer, Elizabeth Watkins
Kevin Borgolte, Shaanan Cohney, Ashley Gorham, Danny Huang, David Johnson, Madelyn Sanfilippo, Sergey Sanovich, Paul Schmitt, Carsten Schwemmer, Yan Shvartzshnaider, Ari Waldman, Annette Zimmermann
Gunes Acar, Kevin Borgolte, Barton Gellman, Danny Huang, Kathryn Kleiman, Hans Klein, Guilherme Martins, Nathan Matias, Madelyn Sanfilippo, Paul Schmitt, Yan Shvarzshnaider, Ben Zevenbergen, Annette Zimmermann
Lefteris (Jason) Anastasopoulos, Aylin Caliskan, Roya Ensafi, KY Hong, Joel Reidenberg, Srikanth Sundaresan, Philipp Winter, Elana Zeide
Aylin Caliskan, Roya Ensafi, Brett Frischmann, Bart Gellman, Seda Gurses, Katherine Haenschen, KY Hong, Joel Reidenberg, Philipp Winter
Hadi Asghari, Peter Asaro, Solon Barocas, Joanna Bryson, Vaibhav Garg, Seda Gurses, Homero Gil de Zuniga William Hudson, Young Mie Kim, Eren Kursun, David Levine, Andrea Matwyshyn, Yong Jin Park
Peter Asaro, Solon Barocas, Joseph Bonneau, Roya Ensafi, Dipayan Ghosh, Alex Halderman, David Levine, Lisa Lynch, Andrea Matwyshyn, Helen Nissenbaum, Joel Reidenberg, David Ribes, Raul Rojas
Solon Barocas, Joseph Bonneau, Alex Halderman, Jared Ho, Merlyna Lim, Jeffrey Tignor, Diego Vicentin
Josh Gottheimer, Alex Halderman, Philip Howard, Gina Neff, Steven Roosa, Bjarne Stroustrup, Jeffrey Tignor, Zeynep Tufekci
Nicholas Bramble, Annemarie Bridy, Benedicte Callen, Alex Halderman, Philip Howard, Ronald Hedges, Bart Huffman, Andrew McLaughlin, Steven Roosa, Christopher Wong, Zhifeng Yang
Susan Crawford, Alex Halderman, Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Ronald Hedges, Adrian Hong, Ronaldo Lemos da Silva, Fengming Liu, Rebecca MacKinnon, Phillip Napoli, Russ Neuman, Frank Pasquale, Steven Roosa, Wendy Seltzer
Devin Desai, Jens Grossklags, Alex Halderman, Joseph Lorenzo Hall, James Katz, David Lukens, Rebecca MacKinnon
Grayson Barber, Alex Halderman, Pablo Hinojosa, Edward Tenner
How do the different tracks compare to each other?
Here’s a summary table, please see each position for more information.
|Category||Degree requirements||Teaching||In-residence||Other requirements|
|Postdoctoral track||Recent Ph.D.||Optional with approval||Yes||Must provide proof of Ph.D.|
|Visiting professional track||Advanced degree (e.g., Ph.D., J.D., M.A.)||Optional with approval||Yes||Must provide documentation of leave from home institution at the time of appointment|
|Microsoft Visiting Professor track||Ph.D. or J.D.||Expected 1 course||Yes||Must provide documentation of leave from home institution at the time of appointment|
Can I apply to more than one track?
Are fellows on the visiting professionals track expected or required to teach?
Are fellows on the Microsoft Visiting Professor track expected to teach?
Yes. If you are interested in becoming a fellow but don’t want to teach, you can consider the visiting professional track.
Is the Microsoft Visiting Professor position open to all faculty ranks?
Are there any formatting requirements?
No, there are no formatting requirements for any of the application materials, i.e., font, word count, format of documents.
CITP is committed to building a culturally diverse community, and we are interested in receiving applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in this field. If you have any questions about these position or the application process, please feel free to contact us at . All offers and appointments are subject to review and approval by the Dean of the Faculty.
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.