[xmca] Perhaps an opportunity for someone

From: Mike Cole (lchcmike@gmail.com)
Date: Fri Apr 28 2006 - 09:07:06 PDT

Rice University
>James A. Baker III Institute of Public Policy,
>Computer & Information Technology Institute and
>Office of the Vice Provost and University Librarian
>Invite applicants for a Baker Institute Fellow
>Technology, Society and Public Policy
>Applications are sought for a Baker Institute Fellow (postdoctoral
>researcher) to participate in a unique interdisciplinary effort involving
>faculty in social sciences, humanities, engineering, and the natural
>sciences focused on the transforming effects of technology on many sectors
>of public and private life. This is a new and potentially long term project
>sponsored by the Baker Institute of Public Policy, the Computer and
>Information Technology Institute (CITI), and the Fondren Library at Rice.
>The postdoctoral position will be in charge of coordinating and developing
>holistic program leveraging interdisciplinary collaboration with a goal
>towards understanding the nature and implications of these transformational
>effects investigating the interaction between public policy and technology.
>The lack of understanding stems in part from isolated silos of disciplinary
>research limiting access to divers thoughts and perspectives necessary for
>more coherent and collaborative study. A fundamental assumption of this
>project is that a more coherent and sophisticated understanding of the
>impact of technology will conduce to better policy making. The study will
>coordinated by the Baker Institute for Public Policy based on a similar
>model developed for Energy and Public Policy. The program involves a wide
>range of activities: research seminars, research collaboration with faculty
>in multiple disciplines, and an on-campus workshop series. The successful
>postdoctoral candidate will enjoy broad latitude in shaping this new
>program. Because of the encompassing nature of this project, we encourage
>applicants from any related academic background. The postdoctoral position
>is for one year, renewable for an additional year.
>Applications will be considered for both one- and two-year positions, to
>begin fall, 2006. Send a curriculum vita, brief research statement, and
>writing sample by e-mail to Jan Erik Odegard, Computer and Information
>Technology Institute odegard who-is-at rice.edu. Applicants should arrange for three
>reference letters to be sent to the same e-mail address. This material may
>also be submitted in hardcopy to CITI, MS-39, Rice University, 6100 Main
>St., Houston TX 77005. There is a soft deadline of May 1; however, late
>applications will be considered.
>The Computer and Information Technology Institute (CITI,
>http://www.citi.rice.edu) is a research-centric institute dedicated to the
>advancement of applied interdisciplinary research in the areas of
>computation and information technology. The Baker Institute for Public
>Policy (BIPP, http://bakerinstitute.org/) is non-partisan and dedicated to
>helping bridge the gap between the theory and practice of public policy by
>drawing together experts from academia, government, the media, business,
>non-governmental organizations. The Fondren Library
>(http://www.rice.edu/fondren/) is the main academic library at Rice
>supporting research in all disciplines.
>Rice is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; minorities and
>women are encouraged to apply.
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