The Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia is seeking a Research Associate with a principal focus on privacy and cybersecurity.  This position will work with Professor Peter Swire, who has been the White House Chief Counselor for Privacy and served on President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology. The focus of the position is on research and writing at the intersection of law, policy, and technology.  Principal tasks include: research and writing for the first draft of papers or books, conducting literature reviews, and finding relevant citations. The selected candidate may support overall research efforts such as web page content and maintenance and managerial assistance with conferences and speakers.  The position may also serve as a research assistant for privacy and cybersecurity classes.
A Juris Doctor (J.D.) is the preferred degree, with zero to three years of experience, although not required. Applicants with graduate training in a subject relevant to information technology, privacy, or security will be considered. A Bachelor’s degree is the minimum degree required. All candidates should have a keen interest in the subject matter of privacy and cybersecurity.  The salary is competitive with leading research universities.
Expected research topics in 2015 and 2016 include: (1) Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties and related mechanisms for cross-border sharing of electronic evidence such as emails across national borders; (2) encryption and the current government concerns that law enforcement agencies are “going dark”; and (3) updating of the textbook for the Certified Information Privacy Professional – U.S. examination of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
This opportunity will be housed in the Law and Ethics group in the College, where we currently have six research-active faculty, two lecturers, and one other Research Associate.  This position will also coordinate closely with the Georgia Tech Information Security Center, a globally prominent center for cybersecurity research, and with other Colleges of the Institute as needed.
Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business is ranked among the top 30 MBA programs by BusinessWeek and U.S. News & World Report. Georgia Tech is one of the nation’s leading research universities and consistently ranks among the top public universities in the country. Atlanta is the 9th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and serves as a cultural and economic hub for the region.
To apply, please email the following to
1      A cover letter and vita including education, research interests, work experience and other relevant information.
2      Three letters of recommendation with your name in the filename (e.g., “Smith_John – Letter of Recommendation.pdf”). Please make sure that your name also appears in the body of the recommendation letter.
All electronic correspondence should be addressed to Dr. Peter Swire.  To assure full consideration, applications should be sent bySeptember 21, 2015 and no later than October 6. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately.  All application documents must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format and submitted electronically by email. Packages sent by regular mail will not be accepted.
Attracting a diverse applicant pool is a critical part of recruitment and we welcome your participation. To contribute to the process, please complete the voluntary disclosure form which will be sent to you upon receipt of your application.  Your individual responses will be kept confidential.
Prof. Peter Swire
Huang Professor of Law and Ethics
Scheller College of Business
Georgia Institute of Technology
Senior Counsel
Alston & Bird LLP
Ph: 240-994-4142