February 21, 2018

CITP Call for Visitors and Affiliates 2018-19

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.

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).

Visitors

All visitors must apply online through the links below. There are three job postings for CITP visitors: 1) the Microsoft Visiting Research Scholar/Professor of Information Technology Policy, 2) Visiting IT Policy Fellow, and 3) IT Policy Researcher.

Microsoft Visiting Research Scholar/Professor of Information Technology Policy

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 January for the upcoming year.

Apply here to become the Microsoft Visiting Research Scholar/Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy

Visiting IT Policy Fellow

A Visiting IT Policy Fellow is on leave from a full-time position (for example, a professor on sabbatical). The successful applicant must possess an advanced 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

IT Policy Researcher

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.

Full consideration for 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

Applicants should apply to either the Visiting IT Policy Fellow position or the IT Policy Researcher position, but not both; 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 position), 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.

Affiliates

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

CITP Call for Visitors and Affiliates for 2016-17

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 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 the Internet of Things (IoT).

Visitors

Note that you should apply to only one of the Visiting IT Policy Fellow position (if you would be on leave from a full-time position, as with a professor on sabbatical) and the IT Policy Researcher position (if Princeton University would be your primary affiliation during your visit, as with a postdoctoral researcher or a professional between two jobs). Applicants to either of those positions may also apply to the Microsoft Visiting Professor posting.

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 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.
For full consideration, completed applications must be received by January 29, 2016.

Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy
To apply, please go to Jobs at Princeton, click on “Search Open Positions,” and enter requisition number 1501013.

Visiting IT Policy Fellow
To apply, please go to Jobs at Princeton, click on “Search Open Positions,” and enter requisition number 1501014.

IT Policy Researcher
To apply, please go to Jobs at Princeton, click on “Search Open Positions,” and enter requisition number 1501016.

Affiliates

Technology policy researchers and experts who wish to have a formal 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 Please send a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing background and interest in the program. For full consideration, completed applications must be received by January 29, 2016.

CITP Call for Fellows, Postdocs, and Visiting Professor for 2015-16

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.

CITP seeks Visiting Fellows and Postdoctoral Research Associates for the 2015-2016 year who work at the intersection of digital technology and public life, with backgrounds in fields including computer science, sociology, public policy, engineering, economics, law, and civil service. Visiting Fellow appointments are typically for nine months, commencing on September 1; postdoctoral appointments are for one to two years, normally commencing on July 1. Applicants may be appointed as a Visiting Fellow, Visiting Researcher, or Postdoctoral Research Associate.

CITP also seeks candidates for our Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information and Technology Policy position. Applicants must be currently appointed faculty members at an academic institution and must be on leave from such an appointment during their time at CITP. The successful applicant is expected to be appointed to a term between ten months and two years old based on their individual circumstances.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by February 1, 2015 through jobs.princeton.edu.

Click for details on the Postdoctoral Research Associate application
Click for details on the Visiting Fellow application
Click for details on the Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information and Technology Policy application