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 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 and teaching missions.

I.  Humanities and Arts

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

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

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


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 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.
IIII.  Interdisciplinary