Institute for Technology, Law, and Policy

University of California Los Angeles School of Law

2022-2023 UCLA Institute for Technology, Law, and Policy Fellowship

Job #JPF06650
  • LAW / School Of Law / UCLA

Application Window

Open July 7th, 2021 through Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy, a collaboration between UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, is now accepting fellowship applications with a target start date of January 2022, though applications listing a desired start date of later in 2022 will also be considered. This fellowship is a full-time, academic position at UCLA School of Law, and will be renewable for a second year, contingent on satisfactory progress.

The fellowship primarily involves sustained research, writing, and public policy engagement on the legal, social, economic, and political implications of new technologies. The fellowship will also involve student engagement and assisting with other Institute projects, such as conferences and workshops. The Fellow’s research will culminate in the authorship of papers suitable for publication in law journals or other respected legal, scholarly, and policy outlets. Throughout, the Fellow will work in collaboration with UCLA faculty.

The UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy was established in 2020 to perform cross-disciplinary research on the ways that new and emerging technologies affect society, privacy, law and public policy. Supported by a five-year, $10.25 million grant, the institute brings together faculty and students from the law and engineering schools to conduct research, convene events and engage the wider academic community and the public about the benefits, risks, and public policy implications of new technologies, which pose questions ranging from ethical and human rights inquiries to the applicability and utility of current laws and regulations to govern their use. The Institute also works closely with other programs at UCLA whose work intersects with these topics, including the Promise Institute for Human Rights and the Center for Critical Internet Inquiry.

Candidates for the fellowship should possess a J.D., Ph.D., or other advanced academic degree, a strong academic record, excellent analytical and writing skills, and demonstrated interest or background in the fields of law and technology. All post-graduate degrees should be awarded prior to starting the fellowship. Candidates with previous academic, research, or professional experience in artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer science, or related fields of science and technology are especially encouraged to apply.

This is a full-time, year-round, non-tenure track, academic position. The salary is anticipated to be $70,000 per year plus a competitive benefits package. This appointment is subject to the policies embodied primarily in the UC-UAW PX contract (https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/px/contract.html) the UC-AFT IX contract (https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/contract.html) and the UC Academic Personnel Manual (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/academic-personnel-policy/index.html). UCLA has an interest in enriching its intellectual environment through further diversifying the range of perspectives represented within the faculty.

Applicants should apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06650. Applicants should include a cover letter discussing their qualifications, scholarly and professional aims, and the interests they would wish to pursue while holding the fellowship; a resume; a transcript of studies in law school or graduate school; a writing sample of no more than ten pages; and contact information for three references. Finalists will later be expected to supply at least two letters of recommendation during the final vetting process.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by August 4, 2021, but will be considered thereafter through September 1, 2021, or until the position is filled.

Visit our website at https://law.ucla.edu/centers/interdisciplinary-studies/institute-for-technology-law-and-policy for more information about the Institute for Technology, Law, and Policy.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction.

Program: https://law.ucla.edu/academics/centers/institute-technology-law-policy

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

J.D., Ph.D., or other advanced academic degree

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • List of Referenes - Contact information for three references
  • Transcript - A transcript of studies in law school or graduate school
  • Writing Sample - A writing sample of no more than ten pages
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06650

Help contact: caughlin@law.ucla.edu

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.