The Fletcher School and Tufts Department of Computer Science Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow
Tufts University has an opening for one two-year teaching postdoctoral position in cybersecurity policy beginning in September 2021. The postdoc will be housed at The Fletcher School, which offers a rich array of talks and discussions that will enrich the fellowship year.
Tufts University has initiated a Masters program in Cybersecurity and Public Policy, combining the efforts of The Fletcher School and the School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science (CS) that began in Fall 2020. As part of the growing program in cybersecurity and public policy (CSPP) at Tufts, The Fletcher School and the Department of Computer Science offers courses in security and in cybersecurity policy, and this will provide interesting opportunities for the postdoctoral scholar. Outside of Tufts, the Boston area offers a rich array of talks and other opportunities for enrichment in cybersecurity, policy, and related areas.
The postdoc will largely focus on their own research in cybersecurity policy. Their responsibilities will include participating in the development of the MS program by teaching recitations in two of the introductory technology courses: Computer Science for Future Policymakers, How Systems Work, and How Systems Fail. These teaching responsibilities will largely focus on policy aspects of the technology being studied, and will help prepare the postdoc for teaching technically informed cybersecurity policy. Faculty at Tufts will work with the postdoc to enable their teaching this interdisciplinary material. Additionally, there will be a number of associated activities for the CSPP program (e.g., panel discussions, symposia); it is expected that the postdoc will participate in these and other related special events.
Completion of a PhD or JD in cybersecurity policy or a related area on or after September 1, 2018.
Evidence of background or strong interest in tech-related policy.
Interest in learning how to weave tech and policy into cybersecurity policy courses.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Application materials include: a cover letter explaining your background and interest in the area, CV, a writing sample if available (an example of a preferred sample would be a communication to a non-technical audience), a list of three recommenders (names and contact information), a description of research interests, and graduate school transcript (if PhD is within the last three years). These materials should be submitted to
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer. Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.
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