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.

Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
Stanford University is a member of HERC, which may be a helpful employment resource for your spouse or partner.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.


Open Positions
I.  Humanities and Arts

II. Natural Sciences

III. Social Sciences

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
The Stanford Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in any subfield. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2019. Successful candidates must demonstrate evidence of a creative research trajectory and a commitment to excellence in teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should send a cover letter, research statement (not to exceed 3 pages), CV, teaching evaluations and a writing sample along with at least three professional letters of recommendation. 

The committee will begin reading applications on September 1, 2018, but may consider files received after this date. Interested individuals should apply on line through

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek scholars in any area of specialization with an innovative research programand 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 (not longer than 3 pages) 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 in order to apply.
For full consideration, materials should be received by September 10, 2018. Only online submissions will be accepted. The term of appointment will begin in the 2019-20 academic year.