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[liberationtech] Yale ISP Seeking Law & Media Program Director

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Tue Feb 8 09:04:50 PST 2011

The Yale Information Society Project is now accepting applications for a Law
& Media Program Director. The Yale Information Society Project is an
interdisciplinary center that studies the implications of the Internet and
new information technologies for law and society.

The Program Director should be an individual interested in a career in
teaching, practice, or public service in an area of law and media such as
First Amendment law, communications law and policy, intellectual property
law, civil liberties and new media, new media business models for
journalism, citizen journalism, government transparency, and media studies

The Law & Media Program Director will report to the ISP Executive Director
and will have the following responsibilities: helping to run the Knight Law
& Media Program at Yale Law School; recruiting and coordinating students who
become Knight Law & Media Scholars; assisting with fundraising and project
development; taking press calls on contemporary issues in law & media;
speaking in high profile venues on behalf of the Yale ISP; and developing an
individual research agenda and publishing individual scholarship.

The Program Director will also work with students in the Media Freedom and
Information Access (MFIA) Clinic, which engages in impact litigation to
support a robust investigative role for news organizations and to preserve
the public's right of access to information.  The Program Director will help
coordinate various special events, such as freedom of information boot
camps, contribute to docket management, and manage MFIA activities during
the summer months.

Applicants should hold a J.D. or a Ph.D. in a media-related area.  The
candidate should be an excellent writer and well-organized.  Familiarity
with FOIA and access issues is considered a plus, but not necessary.

The Program Director will receive a salary (negotiable) plus Yale University
benefits. The Program Director will be expected to be in residence in New
Haven and begin the appointment on or before August 1, 2011.

Application materials should include the following:

(1) A cover letter describing qualifications and including a statement of
the applicant’s scholarly or clinical research area;
(2) A curriculum vitae;
(3) A law school or graduate school transcript;
(4) At least one sample of recent scholarly writing;
(5) Two letters of recommendation.

Applications must be postmarked no later than March 25, 2011.  The new Law &
Media Program Director will be announced by the end of April 2011.   For
additional information please contact Deborah Sestito at
deborah.sestito at<deborah.sestito at>

Application materials should be sent (in electronic copy) to Deborah Sestito
at deborah.sestito at

Thanks, Laura DeNardis
Dr. Laura DeNardis
Executive Director
Yale Information Society Project
Lecturer and Research Scholar
 Yale Law School
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520
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