The Center for Information Technology Policy is an interdisciplinary research center at Princeton that sits at the crossroads of engineering, the social sciences, law, and policy.
We are seeking applicants for various residential visiting positions and for non-residential affiliates. For more information about these positions, please see our general information page and yearly call for applications and our lists of current and past 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 Interconnection, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the ethics of big data and algorithms.
All visitors must apply online through the Jobs at Princeton site. There are three job postings for CITP visitors: 1) the Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy, 2) Visiting IT Policy Fellow, and 3) IT Policy Researcher.
A Visiting IT Policy Fellow is on leave from a full-time position (for example, a professor on sabbatical); 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). As such, applicants should apply to only one of the Visiting IT Policy Fellow position or the IT Policy Researcher position as appropriate; applicants to either position may also apply to be the Microsoft Visiting Professor.
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.
Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, a research plan (including a description of potential courses to be taught if applying for the Visiting Professorship), and a cover letter describing background, interest in the program, and any funding support for the visit. 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.
Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy
The successful applicant must possess at least a bachelor’s degree and will be appointed to a ten-month term, beginning September 1st, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. 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 Professor of Information Technology position is generally open from November through the end of January for the upcoming year.
To apply to become the Microsoft Visiting Professor, please go to Jobs at Princeton, click on “Search Open Positions,” and enter requisition number 1600994.
Visiting IT Policy Fellow; IT Policy Researcher
The successful applicant must possess an advanced degree and typically will be appointed to a nine- to twelve-month term, beginning September 1st. These visitors may teach a seminar if desired, subject to the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. We encourage candidates at all levels to apply.
As noted above, candidates 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). Please do not apply to both listings.
Full consideration for the Visiting IT Policy Fellow and IT Policy Researcher positions is given to those who apply from November through the end of January for the upcoming year.
To apply to become a Visiting IT Policy Fellow, please go to Jobs at Princeton, click on “Search Open Positions,” and enter requisition number 1600996.
To apply to become an IT Policy Researcher, enter requisition number 1600995.
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 an affiliation with CITP, but cannot be in residence in Princeton, may apply to become a CITP Affiliate. The affiliation typically will last for two years. Affiliates do not have any formal appointment at Princeton University.
Applicants should email applications to between November and the end of January for affiliations beginning the following academic year. Please send a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing background and interest in the program.