Research fellowship (post-doc) at NYU

NYU Steinhardt
The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS (postdoctoral) beginning September 2012

NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication is pleased to announce postdoctoral Research Fellowship/Scientist openings for recent recipients of a Ph.D. or equivalent degree (e.g., J.D. or J.S.D.). Funded by government grants, fellows would work with Professor Helen Nissenbaum (Principal Investigator) on grant-related research projects. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated expertise in social, political, ethical, or legal studies relating to computing, digital media, and information systems and enjoy working collaboratively. A focus on privacy and security is preferred, particularly as applied to health/medical information.

Fellows will pursue their own research as well as project-defined research, and will have opportunities to work with a diverse community of collaborators at NYU and beyond. Fellows will also assist with project-related administration and events. These one-year positions may be renewable for a second year, and teaching in the department may be an option, depending on availability and interest.

Applicants from a wide range of disciplines, including information science, STS, media studies, computer science and engineering, law, or traditional humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Training in philosophical, policy/political, legal, media, theoretical or technical analysis and familiarity with values-in-design will be useful for project needs.

Interested candidates should apply via email to Alison Garforth, alison.garforth@nyu.edu, Grants Administrator, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. Please include: CV with cover letter, writing sample or representative publication, and the names of three references, including relationship, and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers).

Applicants who have not yet earned their degrees must provide a letter from their academic advisor confirming the expectation of degree by start of the fellowship.

Review of applications will continue until positions are filled.

Consult: http://www.nyu.edu/projects/nissenbaum for information about projects.


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