Position Announcement: Research Fellowship with Helen Nissenbaum at NYU

Helen Nissenbaum at New York University has an open postdoc position for those interested in working on various NSF-funded projects involving privacy, security and the social dimensions of networking.

I cannot say enough about the ways I benefited from working with Dr. Nissenbaum throughout my doctoral career, and I encourage all recently-minted PhDs (of any discipline) to apply.


Areas of focus: Multidisciplinary study of privacy, security, social dimensions of digital networks, values in computing and information system design

The NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication is pleased to announce a Research Fellowship/Scientist opportunity in the philosophy and politics of computing, digital media, and information systems, with a special focus on NSF funded research in privacy, security, and social dimensions of networking.

This one-year postdoctoral position is renewable for a second year and carries a teaching load of one course per year, or possibly two, as preferred.

The Fellow will be expected to pursue collaborative and individual research in the advertised areas but the position is open to applicants with diverse disciplinary training. In addition to research, the fellow will assist in project-related administration and events. We encourage applicants with Ph.D., or equivalent, degrees in any of the following: media studies, information science, science and technology studies, computer science and engineering, law, or traditional humanities and social sciences with demonstrated expertise in relevant areas.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter with a statement of research interests, a writing sample or representative publication, and request three letters of recommendation be sent to:

Professor Helen Nissenbaum
Department of Media, Culture and Communication
New York University
239 Greene Street, 7th floor
New York, NY 10003
Inquiries: Helen.nissenbaum@nyu.edu

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2009

** NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer **

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