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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 Philosophy
Rank: Assistant Professor, tenure track, commencing Autumn Quarter, 2016. AOS:  Philosophy of biology with a focus on neuroscience; AOC: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology.  We seek a candidate who will contribute equally to the department’s programs in philosophy of science and philosophy of mind.   Four courses per year; graduate and undergraduate advising; usual non-teaching duties.   Ph.D. prior to appointment is required.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, a C.V., three confidential letters of recommendation and a writing sample through Interfolio via the following URL:
Deadline for receipt of applications:  October 15, 2015.
Please direct any questions to Erika Topete, Department of Philosophy Administrative Associate etopete@stanford.edu.
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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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Department of Religious Studies
The Department of Religious Studies invites applications and nominations in the area of the study of Jewish religion and/or thought for a tenure-line, open-rank position. The successful applicant must demonstrate substantial evidence of creativity and excellence in research and scholarship as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels. He or she may specialize in any area or period of the study of Jewish religion and/or thought.


This search replaces the recently (July 2015) advertised search for the next holder of the Daniel E. Koshland Chair in Jewish Religion and Culture. Senior scholars of distinction are also encouraged to apply for this position, and, if appointed at full professor level, may be eligible for nomination to the Koshland Chair. Those who have already applied under the previous search may elect to have their applications carried over to this one.

For full consideration, applications must be received by October 30, 2015. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2016 or as soon as practicable thereafter.

Please direct all enquiries concerning this position to:
Prof. Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert Chair, Jewish Studies Search Committee, Taube Center for Jewish Studies, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford University, Bldg. 360 Room 362H, Stanford, CA 94305-2190or by email to: fonrober@stanford.edu

How to apply:
Apply online (https://apply.interfolio.com/30395). Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae (including bibliography) with a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests. Applicants at the assistant professor level should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to Interfolio.
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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 Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Chemistry.  Candidates from all sub-disciplines are encouraged to apply.  Areas of interest include but are not limited to organic, inorganic, physical, biophysical, or theoretical chemistry.  Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Applicants should send a cover letter with a brief statement of research interests, curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications along with three reference letters.  All materials must be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online.  For full consideration, all materials must be received no later than Monday, September 28, 2015.
Please submit to:
AcademicJobsOnline
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5941
The appointment will begin September 1, 2016.  Email inquiries and questions may directed to Claudia3@Stanford.edu or by mail to Faculty Search, Chemistry Department, 333 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305-5080.

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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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 Department of Statistics
Assistant Professor in Statistics or Probability

The Statistics Department seeks applicants for two tenure track Assistant Professor positions in Probability, Applied or Theoretical Statistics. These are research and teaching positions with student advising and department committee responsibilities.
 
Applicants should have demonstrated strong research abilities.  A PhD in Statistics or a related area is required.   Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, a statement of research and teaching interests, graduate transcripts, not more than one preprint/reprint, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted.  Applications and letters should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5965. Questions may be submitted to search@stat.stanford.edu.
 
Evaluation of applicants will begin November 16, 2015.  Applications must be received by December 11, 2015 to be guaranteed consideration.
 
The Stanford Statistics department currently has 22 regular faculty members, as well as a distinguished group of emeriti. Many professors have joint appointments in other departments, including positions in mathematics, economics, the School of Medicine, the School of Engineering, the School of Earth Sciences, and the School of Education.  The varied research in the department integrates core statistical theory, mathematics, computing, algorithms, and applications to many scientific disciplines.  More information on the department can be found on its website: https://statistics.stanford.edu.
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Stein Fellow Appointment in Statistics or Probability
 
The Statistics Department seeks applicants for a non-tenure track Stein Fellow position, for two years with possible extension to three years.
 
The Stein Fellowship is designed to be a career building step for new scholars. Our intention is to develop the next generation of leaders in statistics and related disciplines by offering a unique opportunity for the best young scholars to develop their expertise in both teaching and research.  Opportunities will be offered for the fellow to participate in some of the department's on-going research projects on statistical theory & methods as well as their applications to diverse subject areas. The Stein Fellow will have a light teaching load -- two one quarter courses will be taught each academic year.
 
Applicants should have demonstrated strong research abilities. A PhD in Statistics or a related area is required.   Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, a statement of research and teaching interests, graduate transcripts, not more than one preprint/reprint, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted. Applications and letters should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5967. Questions may be submitted to search@stat.stanford.edu.
 
Evaluation of applicants will begin November 16, 2015.  Applications must be
received by December 11, 2015 to be guaranteed consideration.
 
The Stanford Statistics department currently has 22 regular faculty members, as well as a distinguished group of emeriti. Many professors have joint appointments in other departments, including positions in mathematics, economics, the School of Medicine, the School of Engineering, the School of Earth Sciences, and the School of Education.  The varied research in the department integrates core statistical theory, mathematics, computing, algorithms, and applications to many scientific disciplines.  More information on the department can be found on its website: https://statistics.stanford.edu.
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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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