Open Faculty Positions

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Faculty recruitment in the School of Humanities and Sciences is conducted by academic departments. Explore this section for details about current faculty openings.
 
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Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.



I.  Humanities and Arts

Department of Religious Studies

The Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Japanese Buddhism. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses and advise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, contributing to Buddhist Studies at Stanford as well as to the broader teaching mission of the Religious Studies Department.

Applicants should submit an application cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), and three letters of reference through Interfolio via the following URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/30450

For full consideration, materials must be received by October 1, 2015. The term of appointment will begin on September 1, 2016.

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Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies – Open Rank

Stanford University seeks to hire a specialist on Islam and/or on Muslim
societies, cultures, arts, politics, and/or philosophy in any time period. A
focus on Africa and/or the Middle East is preferred, but applicants working
on other regions are welcome to apply. The successful applicant for this
tenure-line, open-rank position will be appointed in the relevant department
within the School of Humanities and Sciences and affiliated with the Abbasi
Program in Islamic Studies.

Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of
research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and
one recent writing sample. Assistant level and untenured applicants should
arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to
AcademicJobsOnline.org. Currently tenured applicants should submit the names
of three references.  For full consideration, materials should be received
by October 1, 2015.

Please use the following link to apply:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5721

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South Asian Studies – Assistant / Associate Professor in Humanities
 
Stanford University invitesapplicants for a tenure track position at the AssistantProfessor level or a tenured position at the Associate Professor level in South Asian Studies to begin in the academic year 2016-17.
 
The scholar appointed will be based in an academic department but is also expected to make contributions to the interdisciplinary study of South Asia across the university. The appointment will be in one of the following departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences:  
 
·      Art and Art History (with a preference for a scholar of South Asian Film)
·      Religious Studies (preference will be given to applicants specializing in Hinduism and the study of Indian religion in general)
 
Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the home department.
 
Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and one sample of recent scholarship. Assistant level and untenured applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to Academic Jobs Online. Currently tenured applicants should submit the names of three references. 
 
For fullconsideration, materials should be received by September 15, 2015.
 
Please use the following link to apply:
 
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5723
 
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II. Natural Sciences

Department of Physics:
High Energy Theoretical Particle Physics
 
The Department of Physics at Stanford University seeks applicants for a faculty position in the area of high energy theoretical particle physics at the tenure track Assistant Professor level.  We are seeking applicants in all subfields of theoretical particle physics - from phenomenology and the emerging exploration of novel experiments for fundamental physics, to string theory, quantum gravity and cosmology.  Applicants should exhibit the potential of running a world-recognized independent research program, and should show promise of becoming excellent teachers at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The term of appointment would begin on or around September 1, 2016.

Applicants must send materials to the search committee, chaired by Prof. Shamit Kachru, through AcademicJobsOnline.  Candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, a research and teaching statement (three page combined maximum), and arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5673

Inquiries may be directed to J. Tice, Dept. of Physics, 382 Via Pueblo Mall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4060, or to tice@stanford.edu.  The due date for submission of all materials, including letters of reference, is November 1, 2015. 
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III. Social Sciences

South Asian Studies, Assistant Professor

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-line, Assistant Professor position
in South Asian Studies to begin in the academic year 2016-17. The scholar appointed will be based in a department but is also expected to make contributions to the interdisciplinary study of South Asia across the University. 
 
The appointment will be in either the Department of Political Science or the Department of Sociology in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the home department. 
 
Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and one sample of recent scholarship. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted by the deadline to Academic Jobs Online. 
 
Please go to the following link to apply for this position:
 
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5722
 
For full consideration, materials should be received by September 15, 2015.

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Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies – Open Rank

Stanford University seeks to hire a specialist on Islam and/or on Muslim societies, cultures, arts, politics, and/or philosophy in any time period. A focus on Africa and/or the Middle East is preferred, but applicants working on other regions are welcome to apply. The successful applicant for this tenure-line, open-rank position will be appointed in the relevant department
within the School of Humanities and Sciences and affiliated with the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.

Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and one recent writing sample. Assistant level and untenured applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to
AcademicJobsOnline.org. Currently tenured applicants should submit the names of three references.  For full consideration, materials should be received
by October 1, 2015.

Please use the following link to apply:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5721

Department of Political Science:
The Department of Political Science, jointly with the Law School, at Stanford University is seeking applications for a tenured position in Political Theory, at the rank of associate or full professor. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2016. Successful candidates must demonstrate substantial evidence of a creative research career, impact on his or her field of study, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Tenured applicants should send a letter of interest along with their curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a brief statement of research interest. Additional papers and manuscripts may be requested at a later date. The committee will begin reading applications on March 1, 2015, but may consider files received after this date. Interested individuals should apply on-line through AcademicJobsOnline.org.

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Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek scholars with an innovative research program and a commitment to outstanding teaching. Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
 
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement describing research interests (including plans for the next 3-5 years), publications, professional accomplishments and teaching experience, and samples of recent scholarship. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted by the deadline to Academic Jobs Online. Please go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5693in order to apply.
 
For full consideration, materials should be received by September 20, 2015. Only online submissions will be accepted. The term of appointment will begin in the 2016-17 academic year.
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IIII.  Interdisciplinary



South Asian Studies
Assistant Professor—Social Sciences


Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-line, Assistant Professor position
in South Asian Studies to begin in the academic year 2016-17. The scholar appointed will be based in a department but is also expected to make contributions to the interdisciplinary study of South Asia across the University. 
 
The appointment will be in either the Department of Political Science or the Department of Sociology in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the home department. 
 
Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and one sample of recent scholarship. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted by the deadline to Academic Jobs Online. 
 
Please go to the following link to apply for this position:
 
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5722
 
For full consideration, materials should be received by September 15, 2015.
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Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies – Open Rank

Stanford University seeks to hire a specialist on Islam and/or on Muslim
societies, cultures, arts, politics, and/or philosophy in any time period. A
focus on Africa and/or the Middle East is preferred, but applicants working
on other regions are welcome to apply. The successful applicant for this
tenure-line, open-rank position will be appointed in the relevant department
within the School of Humanities and Sciences and affiliated with the Abbasi
Program in Islamic Studies.

Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of
research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and
one recent writing sample. Assistant level and untenured applicants should
arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to
AcademicJobsOnline.org. Currently tenured applicants should submit the names
of three references.  For full consideration, materials should be received
by October 1, 2015.

Please use the following link to apply:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5721

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South Asian Studies – Assistant / Associate Professor in Humanities
 
Stanford University invitesapplicants for a tenure track position at the AssistantProfessor level or a tenured position at the Associate Professor level in South Asian Studies to begin in the academic year 2016-17.
 
The scholar appointed will be based in an academic department but is also expected to make contributions to the interdisciplinary study of South Asia across the university. The appointment will be in one of the following departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences:  
 
·      Art and Art History (with a preference for a scholar of South Asian Film)
·      Religious Studies (preference will be given to applicants specializing in Hinduism and the study of Indian religion in general)
 
Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the home department.
 
Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and one sample of recent scholarship. Assistant level and untenured applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to Academic Jobs Online. Currently tenured applicants should submit the names of three references. 
 
For fullconsideration, materials should be received by September 15, 2015.
 
Please use the following link to apply:
 
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5723
 
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