Apply: Join the NLSIU Law, Technology and Society Initiative

Apply by April 30, 2021
Apply: Join the NLSIU Law, Technology and Society Initiative

The Law, Technology and Society Initiative at National Law School will explore, understand, and help shape responses to critical questions at the intersection of technology, law, the social sciences and humanities, with an abiding commitment to advancing the public interest.

The Initiative aims to –

  • Commit to the highest quality, independent and ethical research that is deeply rooted in Indian concerns and everyday experience.

  • Learn and inform through both time-tested and experimental methods – from rigorous empirical research to open knowledge initiatives and public platforms.

  • Engage diverse communities, both in India and globally, in the formulation of our research and recommendations.

Initially, the Initiative will work on research on the design and regulation of new digital technologies and its impact on society, in the areas of data and information technology, and internet governance.

Roles

All roles are full-time based out of the NLSIU campus in Bangalore. Due to COVID related restrictions, engagement may begin on a remote basis.

The call for applications is for three positions: (1) Research Fellow, (2) Junior Research Fellow, and (3) Program Development Officer

1. Research Fellow

Role Description

  • Develop and implement the research agenda for the initiative

  • Conduct original, empirical research on identified issues

  • Leverage new and existing advisory networks and partnerships across academic institutions, research organisations and government.

  • Participate in, and organise platforms for discussion of issues related to the research.

  • Lead the dissemination of research findings and policy-relevant insights.

Who should apply?

  • Candidates with a degree in law, and either a Masters degree or extensive post-qualification experience

  • 4+ years of post-qualification academic or professional experience

  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills.

  • Familiarity with contemporary law and policy issues, along with a demonstrable interest in contemporary law and technology concerns.

  • Experience in designing and executing research projects.

2. Junior Research Fellow

Role Description

  • Inform and implement the research agenda for the initiative

  • Conduct original, empirical research on identified issues

  • Coordinate collaboration and dissemination activities,

Who should apply?

  • Candidate with a degree in law.

  • 0-3 years of post-qualification academic or professional experience.

  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills.

  • Familiarity with contemporary law and policy issues, along with a demonstrable interest in contemporary law and technology concerns.

3. Programme Development Officer

Role Description

  • Develop and implement strategies for programme development

  • Identify and develop opportunities for programmatic support

  • Maintain external stakeholder relationships related to programme development.

  • Set up internal processes for managing fundraising lifecycles and donor relations.

Who should apply?

  • Candidates with an undergraduate degree in a relevant field of study.

  • 4+ years of experience in programme development or philanthropic initiatives.

  • Ability to work with and manage a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Excellent research and communication skills

  • Strong budget management skills, organisation skills and IT skills.

How to apply

Write to research@nls.ac.in with the subject heading “Application for Law, Technology and Society Initiative” with –

  • Your CV

  • A published writing sample or extract on an issue of law, technology or public policy (not more than 2000 words) [Not applicable for Development Officer role]

  • A short statement of purpose (not more than 500 words)

Deadline for applications is 30th April, 2020.

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