Research Associate: Cambridge University

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher, or person with equivalent experience, to undertake research on a two year project on the problems facing print journalism in the digital environment and the prospects for copyright-based solutions. The project is jointly headed by Professor Ian Hargreaves, Professor of Digital Economy at Cardiff University, formerly Editor of The Independent, and author of Digital Opportunity: Intellectual Property and Growth (2011), and Professor Lionel Bently, Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge. The researcher will probably be based in Cambridge, associated with the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, whilst developing and drawing on relationships with Cardiff's Centre for Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. A Cardiff base is also a possibility. The researcher will spend much of the project gaining a deep understanding of how newspapers have been reacting to the challenges and opportunities of the digital environment, and thinking about the potential implications of these changes.

The successful candidate will be a post-doctoral researcher in journalism, history of journalism/news or copyright law, or have equivalent relevant experience. If the candidate has a background in law, he or she will be expected quickly to become familiar with the history, practice and business of print journalism. If the candidate has a background in the history, practice or business of print journalism, he or she will need to obtain quickly a knowledge of copyright law and practice. An ability to interview effectively those in the field is essential to the success of the project. An ability to read and speak French and German would also be an advantage.

The researcher will publish at least three articles, organise workshops and a final conference.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years.

There is no formal application form, although applicants are asked to complete and return the Form CHRIS/6, which can be found at the following link : together with their curriculum vitae (which should be signed and dated), and a covering letter, to Julie Boucher via email or via post to the Faculty of Law, 10 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DZ, to arrive no later than 9 December 2013. In addition, please arrange for two referees to send a reference to Professor Lionel Bently, c/o Julie Boucher at the same address and by the same date.

Quote Reference: JK02113
Salary: £27,854-£36,298 pa
Closing Date: 9 December 2013

Further particulars are available to download.

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University of Pennsylvania Law School Fellowship, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition (CTIC)

University of Pennsylvania Law School Fellowship, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition (CTIC)

The Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition (CTIC) at Penn Law is accepting fellowship applications for 2014-2015.

ABOUT CTIC: CTIC is a Penn Law research center that brings together faculty from across the University of Pennsylvania. Now in its seventh year, CTIC has established itself as a hub of interdisciplinary discourse on issues pertaining to intellectual property, Internet law, privacy, and related fields.

DESCRIPTION: Designed for scholars interested in pursuing academic careers in areas related to CTIC's work, CTIC fellows enjoy faculty access to Penn Law services and full participation in all CTIC events. Fellows receive a full year of funding and will be eligible for renewal for an additional year. Fellows are expected to produce at least one original academic work and to teach one class during each year of funding. Additionally, part of each fellow's responsibilities include support for CTIC's programs, including the development of CTIC reports and proposals.

QUALIFICATIONS: CTIC fellows must have earned a law degree or be pursuing a Ph.D. or equivalent in a related field and should not yet have held a full-time tenure track legal academic appointment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Email the following materials to by Monday, January 13, 2014: 1. detailed research proposal 2. writing sample(s) 3. CV 4. law school and/or graduate school transcript(s) 5. two references, minimum (at least one must be an academic reference)

Applications may be considered on a rolling basis, and this position may be filled prior to the application deadline. Interested applicants are encouraged to express interest and submit complete applications early.

FURTHER INFORMATION: To learn more about the fellowship, visit: To learn more about CTIC, visit: Please contact with questions.

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is accepting applications for the position of IP Fellow.


IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is accepting applications for the position of IP Fellow. The Fellowship starts on August 1, 2014 and lasts one year, with the opportunity for renewal a second year.

The IP Fellow works with Prof. Edward Lee, the Director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law, in both teaching and administration. The Fellowship is especially suited for attorneys interested in pursuing a career in law teaching and allows ample time to write an article and attend faculty talks and workshops.  Responsibilities include: co-teaching a graduate LLM seminar on international intellectual property and a summer class on writing a note on intellectual property topics; organizing various conferences, including the annual Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR); and assisting with various initiatives of the IP Program at Chicago-Kent, including the new Center for Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property (CESIP).

Requirements: JD degree and excellent writing skills. If interested, please send a resume and transcript to Patricia O’Neal at  

Deadline: Wednesday, December 11, 2013.  Decisions may be made on a rolling basis.