Senior Research Scholar
Tucson, AZ 
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Job Description
Position Information

Title Senior Research Scholar
Department Law Instruction (3603)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is seeking applicants for the position of Senior Research Scholar, Privacy Problem-Solving Project.

The Privacy Problem-Solving Project ("the Project") is a flagship institution within the University of Arizona's TechLaw program. The core mission of the Project is to translate what we know so far about the law, economics, and psychology of privacy into concrete business practice guidance and model legislation. The core work of the Project includes a unique form of consulting. The Project offers pro bono assistance to individuals or organizations struggling to manage a specific privacy-related issue. Our multidisciplinary team will analyze the problem with sensitivity to the pragmatic goals and realistic costs and benefits that the particular problem raises, while also managing the social and psychological reactions that data innovations can invoke.

The Senior Research Scholar will work closely with Prof. Jane Bambauer to form appropriate working groups for each consulting project, to provide substantive expertise to each project, and to manage the workload and schedule. The Senior Research Scholar will also engage in public discourse by writing academic works and running a conference.

This is a part-time externally funded one year position offered at .49 FTE with an expected start date of 1/1/2020.

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Duties & Responsibilities

* Work with the faculty director of the Project.
* Assist in consulting project development, including outreach to potential clients and experts to serve on each consulting project.
* Collaborate on and manage the consulting projects
* Write memoranda memorializing the work of the Project
* Coauthor white papers and industry guidance reports
* Author one significant work (book or article) about privacy law and policy
* Assist with the organization of one policy and strategy conference
* Establish contacts between the Project and lawmakers, regulators, and industry
* Teach one online or short course- topic TBD

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

* JD from an ABA accredited law school
* At least five years of experience in privacy-related legal or public policy practice
* Excellent judgment
* Excellent writing and editing skills
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications

* Teaching experience at graduate or undergraduate level
* Experience managing personnel/direct reports
* Experience in a nationally prominent think tank
* Experience in government relations, preferably in Washington, D.C.

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 19.6
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible No
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A24207
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 01/01/2020
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Jane Bambauer
Professor, Law

Open Date 10/21/2019
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 10/31/2019
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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The University of Arizona is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Hours per Week
Salary and Benefits
Required Experience
5+ years
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