Postdoc position at UC Irvine

One postdoctoral position in the area of Technology, Law and Society is available at the University of California, Irvine. The position, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, is part of a new, interdisciplinary initiative that seeks to train socio-legal scholars at the intersection of law, computational science, and technology. While formally housed in the School of Social Sciences, the selected fellow will work with faculty and graduate students from multiple units on campus, including from Social Ecology, Social Science, Law, and Information and Computer Science.

The postdoctoral fellow’s main tasks will be to: assist in mentoring a small cohort of Law-in-Computation Graduate Fellows; lead the development of a 2018 Technology, Law and Society Summer Institute; coordinate with faculty and students on the UCI campus on initiative-related training and activities; develop and maintain a website for the initiative; and contribute to the research and writing of a foundational paper addressing technology, law, and society.

Requirements – Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in a relevant discipline (or interdisciplinary field), such as anthropology, economics, information/computer sciences, political science, science and technology studies, sociolegal studies, sociology, and other fields. Candidates should also have a research profile that relates to this initiative; e.g. at the interface of law and technological phenomena in society.

Deadline for application August 18.