Duke University, Initiative for Science & Society

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Fellowship ID:Duke-Initiative for Science & Society-ETLBAC [#22753]
Fellowship Title: Ethical Technology Policy and Law Post-Bac Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Other
Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Tech Policy
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/12/27, finished 2023/07/01, listed until 2022/12/31)
Description:   URMs Remote  

*** this fellowship has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Duke University Science & Society and Duke Law School invites applications for 2023 Ethical Technology Policy and Law Post-bac Fellowship Program. This fellowship is intended for individuals who have completed an undergraduate or graduate program and who are interested in working on issues at the intersection of policy, law, and technology. The work supporting this fellowship is focused on helping to ensure that technology law and policy is grounded in sound ethical engineering and technology principles. The successful candidate will focus principally on the policy and legal issues. A background in computer science or engineering is preferred, but not necessarily required.   

 The Duke Initiative for Science & Society: 
 The Duke Initiative for Science & Society is an interdisciplinary initiative that examines the wide-ranging and integral role of science in social institutions and culture. Science & Society integrates and fosters innovation in related research, education, and engagement at Duke by adopting a pluralistic approach to understanding how science and human endeavors intersect with a specific focus on ethical, legal, and social implications for science. For more information, visit our website at http://www.scienceandsociety.duke.edu. ;

 The Fellowship: 
 The Ethical Law and Policy Technology Fellowship is a fellowship that provides an opportunity to become involved in the activities of Science & Society, Duke Law School, the Sanford School of Public Policy, and Duke University, while pursuing independent scholarship at the intersection of technology, law and policy. Candidates are offered a one-year position, with a possibility of renewal for a second one-year position.  Fellows are provided with office space, a competitive stipend, and benefits. Applicants should have an engineering undergraduate level degree in a relevant area to the Fellowship responsibilities listed below. While remote work will be considered, working in-person at Duke is preferred. The fellowship will be overseen by Professor Lee Tiedrich, the Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Ethical Technology, with a dual appointment at Duke Law School and Duke Science & Society. 

Fellowship Responsibilities: 
 This Fellowship will study and report on data governance and risk management and impact assessments for artificial intelligence, principally from a policy and law perspective. Research topics will likely include the following: 
• Research and evaluating legal and policy developments pertaining to AI impact assessments and AI risk management, and 
• Research and evaluating policy and legal developments relating to data governance and data sharing; and 
• Helping develop policies for a data commons that will provide a platform for testing impact assessment and data governance methodologies. 

The successful candidate should have strong writing and communications skills and enjoy collaborating with experts in other disciplines, including computer science, data science and engineering.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:
email address
Box 90222
Durham, NC 27708