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.

2016-17 Open Positions

 
I.  Humanities and Arts

Assistant Professor of German Studies

The Department of German Studies at Stanford University is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in German Studies. The ideal candidate combines a significant research specialization with competence in all periods of German literature and culture in order to teach a broad range of courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as contribute to collaborative research and teaching initiatives within and beyond the Department. The area of specialization is open; candidates with a secondary interest and/or training in other disciplines are encouraged to apply.
 
Applicants will be expected to have the PhD in hand by the appointment start date of 9/1/2017 and to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Native or near-native fluency in German (and English) is expected.
 
All application materials must be submitted online via www.AcademicJobsOnline.org (direct link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7594). For full consideration, please submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research and teaching interests (no more than three (3) pages), teaching portfolio (if available), a writing sample at the length of a typical research article or book chapter, along with three confidential letters of recommendation, (to the attention of DLCL German Studies Search Committee Chair) by November 1, 2016.
 
Inquiries should be directed via email only to Christine Onorato, Department Administrator (conorato@stanford.edu).

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Department of English
Assistant Professor of English, Nineteenth-Century British Literature

 
Apply to this position at https://apply.interfolio.com/37245
 
The Department of English at Stanford University seeks to fill a tenure track position in British literature from the late eighteenth century through the end of the nineteenth century. Scholars working in any area or genre within this period are welcome to apply. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in the English Department at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
 
Applicants should use the link above to submit an application by November 1, 2016. Applicants should submit online a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (20-30 pages), and at least three reference letters. If applicants cannot send reference letters online, please address to Professor Alex Woloch, Chair, Department of English, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Building 460, Rm. 201, Stanford, CA 94305-2087. We expect to interview at the MLA convention. 
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Department of Linguistics
The Department of Linguistics at Stanford University is seeking applicants for a faculty position in the area of psycholinguistics.  Candidates at the junior or recently tenured level may apply for this tenure-track position.  Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in the area of psycholinguistics, broadly defined, and to maintain an active research program.  The term of appointment will begin September 1, 2017.   
 
The Department particularly values candidates whose work engages with multiple subfields of linguistics and connects methodologically rigorous empirical insights to significant theoretical questions.  Applications from candidates whose research engages with language development and/or spoken language are especially welcome.
 
Applicants should submit the following materials electronically, in PDF format, to lingjobs@stanford.edu:  a cover letter addressed to the Faculty Search Committee; curriculum vitae; brief statements of research and teaching interests (no more than three pages combined); summary teaching evaluations (if available); and up to three representative samples of published or unpublished work.  Candidates at the junior level should also request three or four reference letters to be sent on their behalf directly to the Faculty Search Committee at the email address above (PDF format preferred).  Candidates at the recently-tenured level may be contacted about references later in the application process.  
 
Candidates who are unable to submit materials electronically (please explain in your cover letter) may mail required application documents to:
 
2016-17 Faculty Search Committee
Department of Linguistics

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305-2150
 
For full consideration, materials must be received by Monday, October 31, 2016.  Review of applications will begin on that date and will continue until the position is filled.
 
Please direct all inquiries to lingjobs@stanford.edu
 
The Department's web page is: http://linguistics.stanford.edu/

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Department of Music
DIRECTOR OF ORCHESTRAL STUDIES
 
The Department of Music at Stanford University seeks to make an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor (Teaching) for an initial term of five years, with the possibility of renewal for a continuing term. Responsibilities as the Music Director and Conductor of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Philharmonia (Chamber Orchestra) include: administration of the Orchestral Studies Program; teach conducting; develop innovative programming; teach in other areas of expertise, leveraging and taking advantage of the scholarly and entrepreneurial environment Stanford has to offer; and participate in recruiting initiatives and departmental governance.
 
Qualifications: Demonstrated ability and commitment to conducting and teaching talented student musicians in a university/collegiate environment of the highest academic rigor, professional distinction and the highest level of demonstrated success as an orchestral conductor, and a commitment to develop a sense of vision for what an Orchestral Studies Program could be in the Stanford environment. A terminal degree (either Master of Fine Arts or Doctor of Musical Arts) or equivalent professional experience is expected.
 
Submit: Letter of application indicating your qualifications for the position; a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; curriculum vitæ; the names of three professional/academic referees that may be contacted; and an electronic press kit that may include video and/or audio recordings, publicity materials, reviews, and teaching evaluations. In the letter of application, discuss your interests regarding teaching in an academic environment that values diversity and provides opportunities for close student-faculty interaction. For full consideration, materials must be received by 1 October, 2016. The term of appointment would begin 1 September 2017.

Submit electronically at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7519
 
Questions directed to: Prof. Stephen Sano, Chair, Director of Orchestral Studies Search Committee, Department of Music, (sano@stanford.edu).
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Department of Philosophy
Open Rank (AOS: Ethics)
 

Rank: Open rank, tenured or tenure track appointment, commencing Autumn Quarter, 2017. AOS: Ethics, broadly construed.  AOC:  Open.  Four courses per year, including courses contributing to the University’s Ethical Reasoning requirement; graduate and undergraduate advising; usual non-teaching duties. Ph.D. prior to appointment is required.
 
Junior applicants should submit a cover letter, a C.V., three confidential letters of recommendation and a writing sample through Interfolio via the following URL:
 
https://apply.interfolio.com/37478
 
Senior applicants should submit only a cover letter and a C.V. through Interfolio via the following URL:
 
https://apply.interfolio.com/38127
 
Deadline for receipt of applications: November 1, 2016. Applications received after November 1 will not be assured consideration.

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Department of Theater and Performance Studies
Assistant Professor of Theatrical Design
 
The Department of Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University is seeking applicants for an assistant professor of theater practice, specializing in next-generation design technologies for live performance.  Faculty in this position would teach classes, contribute to the department’s main-stage productions, advise graduate and undergraduate student performance projects, and take on relevant responsibilities in the department’s production shops. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable potential for developing a career in design for professional theater and performance. We are especially interested in candidates who can help bridge the worlds of art and scholarship through hands-on experimentation and research on performance technologies.

The expected starting date of the appointment is September 1, 2017. Applicants should send a cover letter describing their work to date and outlining its future direction and a cv.  In an effort to make the search process more efficient we also ask applicants to send a portfolio of creative work and/or a writing sample (no longer than 40 pages), two brief course descriptions, and three letters of reference to:
Prof. Matthew Smith
Search Committee Chair
Department of Theater and Performance Studies
551 Serra Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-5010
 
All requirements for a graduate degree in theater and performance design, performance studies, or a related field must be completed by September 2, 2017. For full consideration, application materials must be received by Monday November 14 at 5PM California time. No email applications accepted. Please apply on line at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8120.
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II. Natural Sciences

Department of Biology

The Department of Biology at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of evolution. We seek outstanding applicants engaged in answering fundamental questions in evolution, and welcome a wide spectrum of applicants employing theoretical, empirical, and/or interdisciplinary approaches. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D., and is expected to develop a vigorous research program and to participate in the Department’s teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. More information about the Department and the University can be found at http://biology.stanford.edu/.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including publication list, a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, a statement of teaching experience and interests, and three letters of reference. All materials must be submitted electronically to AcademicJobsOnline <http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7544>. Inquiries may be directed to maychin@stanford.edu.

Applicant materials and reference letters must be received by October 15, 2016. The appointment is anticipated to begin September 1, 2017.

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Department of Biology
The Department of Biology at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a research focus in the area of organismal biology, broadly defined. Candidates may be using methods and approaches ranging from cell/molecular to behavioral, but their goals should be understanding biological processes at the systems level. Examples of possible research areas include: physiological adaptations to the environment, interactions between organisms such as host/microbiome relationships, and integration of organ systems including hormonal, immunological and homeostatic mechanisms. 
 
The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D., and is expected to develop a vigorous research program and to participate in the Department’s teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. More information about the Department and the University can be found at http://biology.stanford.edu/.
 
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including publication list, a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, a statement of teaching experience and interests, and three letters of reference.  All materials must be submitted electronically to AcademicJobsOnline <http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7525>. Inquiries may be directed to maychin@stanford.edu.

To receive full consideration, all applicant materials and reference letters must be received by September 30, 2016.  The term of appointment is anticipated to begin September 1, 2017.

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Department of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chemistry.  Stanford Chemistry faculty address the most important questions of the 21st century by leveraging cross-disciplinary synergies to revolutionize scientific knowledge, educate future leaders, and build a collaborative scholarly community that advances fundamental chemistry and helps us to solve our increasingly complex health, energy, and environmental challenges.

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 must post a cover letter, a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, a teaching statement and a statement of current and future research interests (4-8 pages), along with three reference letters.  All materials must be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online.  Completed applications will be reviewed beginning October 3, 2016.

Please submit to:
AcademicJobsOnline
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7502

The appointment will begin on September 1, 2017.  Email inquiries and questions may be 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 Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Chemistry. Stanford Chemistry faculty address the most important questions of the 21st century by leveraging cross-disciplinary synergies to revolutionize scientific knowledge, educate future leaders, and build a collaborative scholarly community that advances fundamental chemistry and helps us to solve our increasingly complex health, energy, and environmental challenges.

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 must post a cover letter, a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, a teaching statement and a statement of current and future research interests (no more than 3 pages), along with three reference letters. All materials must be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online. Completed applications will be reviewed beginning October 3, 2016.

Please submit to: AcademicJobsOnline; https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7502

The appointment will begin on September 1, 2017. Email inquiries and questions may be 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
Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
 

The Department of Physics at Stanford University seeks applicants for a faculty position in the area of experimental condensed matter physics, broadly defined.  We are seeking applicants at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level.  Applicants should exhibit the potential of running a world-recognized independent research program, and should also possess good communication skills and a commitment to teaching and education. The term of appointment would begin on or around September 1, 2017.
 
Applicants must send materials to the search committee through AcademicJobsOnline.  Candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, a research and teaching statement (maximum three pages, combined), and arrange to have four letters of reference submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7744

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 December 1, 2016. 
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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 (no more than 3 pages, combined), 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/7948 . Questions may be submitted to search@stat.stanford.edu.
 
Evaluation of applicants will begin November 16, 2016.  Applications must be
received by December 11, 2016 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, Energy & Environmental  Sciences, and the Graduate  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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Department of Statistics
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 (no more than 3 pages, combined), 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/7947.  Questions may be submitted to search@stat.stanford.edu.
 
Evaluation of applicants will begin November 16, 2016.  Applications must be
received by December 11, 2016 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, Energy & Environmental Sciences, and the Graduate 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

Department of Communication

The Department of Communication at Stanford University seeks applications for an Assistant Professorship in Technology, Media and Behavior. We are interested in a range of empirical areas including but not limited to social media, virtual experiences, interactive games, behavior tracking, interfaces and media related to autonomous driving, mobile devices, network analysis, sensors and robotics. Theoretical areas and methods of interest include but are not limited to media psychology, computation, self-presentation, language, learning, behavioral change, emotions, trust and privacy, neuroscience, and persuasion. A recent PhD in Communication or relevant area by September 1, 2017 is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Communication at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

For full consideration, please submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining your qualifications and research interests, a teaching statement of up to three pages along with teaching evaluations, an article-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation, via Academic Jobs Online at this URL: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7562

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016. The term of appointment will begin on September 1, 2017.

For inquiries, please contact Jeff Hancock, Professor and Search Committee Chair, at jeff.hancock@stanford.edu.
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Department of Economics
Assistant Professor

The Department of Economics at Stanford University seeks applicants for a faculty position at the tenure assistant professor level. All fields may apply. Candidates must demonstrate the capacity for high-quality research and teaching. Please submit curriculum vitae, research papers(s), and 3 letters of reference. The application deadline is December 15, 2016.
Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on the EconJobMarket website at:
https://econjobmarket.org/AdDetails.php?posid=3962
 
Those without Internet access can mail their application to:
Professor B. Douglas Bernheim
c/o Julie Apffel
Stanford University
579 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6072
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Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Stanford  University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position, open to all sub-fields. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2017. 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 three professional letters of recommendation, a letter of interest along with their curriculum vitae, and a brief statement of research interest.

The committee will begin reading applications on September 16, 2016, but may consider files received after this date. Interested individuals should apply on line through: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7473

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Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Stanford University is seeking applications for a tenured position in Political Methodology, at the rank of associate or full professor. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2017. 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 September 15, 2016 but may consider files received after this date.

Interested individuals should apply on-line through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7472.

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Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Stanford University, in collaboration with the Center for the Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, is seeking applicants at any rank for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position who do research that addresses issues of race, ethnicity, and social groups, broadly construed. This position is open to researchers who study these topics in all sub-disciplines of psychology represented in the department, including affective, cognitive, developmental, cognitive neuroscience, and social psychology. Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae (including bibliography), a brief statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and copies of at most three scholarly papers. Junior candidates should request three letters of reference. For full consideration, materials must be received by October 31, 2016. Equal consideration will be given to promising junior scholars and more senior, tenured faculty. Please apply through AcademicJobsOnline.org at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7438.

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Department of Psychology

PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the academic year 2017-2018. We seek candidates whose research addresses aspects of human higher-level cognition, such as causal and logical reasoning, problem solving, cognition and language, moral and social cognition, or semantic and mathematical cognition. The appointee will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae (including bibliography), a brief statement of research interests, a teaching statement, copies of at most three scholarly papers, and three letters of reference. For full consideration, materials must be received by October 31, 2016. Please apply through AcademicJobsOnline.org at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7437.

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Islam and Gender
Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position in Islam and gender.
 
The successful candidate will be based in a social sciences department and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts. A focus on the Middle East and/or Southeast Asia is preferred. The appointment can be in one of the following departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Political Science, or Sociology. Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the home department.
 
Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of teaching and research interests (no more than 3 pages), a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and a recent writing sample. Assistant level and untenured applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org. Currently tenured applicants may submit only the names of up to three references at this time. 

For full consideration, materials should be received by October 3, 2016.
 
Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7445
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South Asian Studies
Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-line, assistant professor position in SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES to begin in the academic year 2017-18. 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 either the Political Science or Sociology Department within 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 (no more than 3-pages long), 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/7402

For full consideration, materials should be received by September 15, 2016.

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IIII.  Interdisciplinary
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Islam and Gender
Stanford University
invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position in Islam and gender.
 
The successful candidate will be based in a social sciences department and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts. A focus on the Middle East and/or Southeast Asia is preferred. The appointment can be in one of the following departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Political Science, or Sociology. Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the home department.
 
Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of teaching and research interests (no more than 3 pages), a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and a recent writing sample. Assistant level and untenured applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org. Currently tenured applicants may submit only the names of up to three references at this time. 

For full consideration, materials should be received by
October 3, 2016.
 
Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7445
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South Asian Studies
Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-line, assistant professor position in SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES to begin in the academic year 2017-18. 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 either the Political Science or Sociology Department within 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 (no more than 3-pages long), 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/7402

For full consideration, materials should be received by September 15, 2016.

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