[Air-L] CIS at StanfordLaw is seeking a Research Fellow for the Architecture and Public Policy Project
ASmith at law.stanford.edu
Thu Jun 11 11:25:41 PDT 2009
The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School is hiring a
Research Fellow for the Architecture and Public Policy Project for a one
year term. The start date is flexible.
The Architecture and Public Policy Project explores how network
architectures influence, and are influenced by, economic, social or
political systems and what this means for the role of law and public
policy in this space.
One part of the project focuses on understanding the impact of current or
future network architectures on economic, social or political systems, or
on specific economic, social or political behavior such as innovation or
political speech. Research relevant to this part of the project could, for
example, analyze economic implications of a specific network architecture.
The other part of the project explores the interactions between network
architecture and public policy. Research questions relevant to this part
include, but are not limited to, for example: how can or should the
economic, social or political effects of network architectures impact
public policy? Should legislators or regulators foster certain network
architectures over others and, if so, what policy tools best encourage
these architectures? Such questions affect the debates over network
neutrality, Internet security or congestion management in broadband
The Fellow will work with CIS Faculty Co-Director Professor Barbara van
Schewick and CIS staff to conduct research relevant to the project and to
write articles or reports of publishable quality. Depending on the
Fellow’s interests and background, the fellow’s research will focus on
questions related to one or both parts of the project. He or she will also
support grants relevant to the project and help with grant-writing efforts
to secure funding for the Center’s work in this area. The Fellow will work
with CIS faculty and staff to organize and participate in workshops,
conferences, talks and meetings with academics, practitioners and policy
The position is open to candidates with a wide range of backgrounds. For
example, candidates may have a JD, PhD or Master’s degree in one of the
* Computer Science or Network Engineering
* Technology and Public Policy
* Management Science
The candidate should have excellent analytical and writing skills and
experience working in a research environment, designing and implementing
projects either independently or in small teams. Although candidates are
not expected to have experience with all parts of the Architecture and
Public Policy Project and are encouraged to bring complementary experience
from other domains, the Fellow should have experience with at least one of
the parts of the Architecture and Public Policy Project. He or she should
be interested in working in and helping to foster a multi-disciplinary
environment. Some background in economics is useful, but not required.
The position is for 12 months, with the possibility of renewal if funding
is available. The start date is flexible. Salary will be based on
background and experience and includes benefits.
Applicants must apply online via the Stanford Jobs website at
http://jobs.stanford.edu/find_a_job.html Job number 34423.
Please also submit:
* A cover letter with a detailed statement of interest
* A curriculum vitae
* Relevant transcript(s)
* An English-language sample of your recent research or academic writing
* (Upon request) two letters of recommendation
Please send all materials by email to Amanda Smith at the following e-mail
address: asmith at law.stanford.edu.
The application deadline is June 22, 2009.
For more information on the Center for Internet and Society, please visit
our website at: http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu
Center for Internet and Society
Stanford Law School
asmith at law.stanford.edu
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