Open Faculty Positions

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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I.  Humanities and Arts



Department of Art & Art History
Assistant Professor of Art Practice, Photography
The Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University invites applications for the position of assistant professor, tenure-track, in Photography.  The appointment is expected to begin on 1 September 2015. Practicing artists with an M.F.A. degree are invited to apply. Teaching experience at the university level and a record of exhibitions are required.  
We welcome applications from candidates working in Photography and related practices, broadly conceived. The successful candidate will have a vibrant studio practice, an active presence and reputation in the field and a demonstrated effectiveness as a studio teacher and critic of contemporary art. The candidate will be fluent with interdisciplinary and mixed-media practices and demonstrate a command of the major theoretical and historical issues in the field. The successful candidate should have an ability to engage productively with highly motivated students at all skill levels and demonstrate the potential to foster a vital role for photography within context of a major research university. The ideal candidate would also bring to Stanford a program of current and future research that can be expected to attract graduate students of the highest caliber.
 
Interested candidates should post a letter detailing the direction of current research and teaching objectives, a CV,5-20 images from a current portfolio of work, and the names of three recommenders online at:apply.interfolio.com/25212.  You may also provide additional support materials for your portfolio (texts, video, additional media) via a link to your website or Vimeo (limit 3).  No hard copy applications will be accepted. The deadline for completed applications is October 15, 2014.
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Department of Art & Art History

Assistant Professor, Tenure-track, American Art
The Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in American art and visual and material culture. The Department seeks a scholar with an innovative approach to art history and visual culture; the beginnings of a strong publication record; and an interest in both canonical and under-represented histories and genres of American art. It is expected that the successful applicant’s specific field of study will complement the expertise of the Art History faculty currently teaching in the Department. Specialization in African-American or Native American art is desirable but not required. The successful applicant will teach four courses a year, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, in both lectures and seminars; be responsible for advising Ph.D. students; and help to build the department’s interdisciplinary connections to other programs and areas of study at the university.
The position will begin on September 1, 2015. Interested candidates should post a letter detailing the direction of current research and teaching objectives, a CV, a writing sample, and the names of three recommenders online at: apply.interfolio.com/25215. No hard copy applications will be accepted. The deadline for completed applications is October 15, 2014.

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Department of Art & Art History
Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Documentary Film & Video Production
The Program in Film and Media Studies in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an emphasis in the field of Documentary Film and Video Production. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2015. 

 
Situated in the Department of Art & Art History as part of Stanford's program in Film and Media Studies, the Master of Fine Arts Program in Documentary Film and Video provides a historical, theoretical, and critical framework within which students master the conceptual and practical skills for producing nonfiction film. The MFA degree prepares students for professional careers in video, and digital media and for teaching at the university level. Students are encouraged to develop their documentary voice within a context of artistic expression, formal exploration, and engagement with social issues. A dual emphasis on documentary production and film and media studies endows the student with breadth across these areas. 

The successful candidate will teach at the graduate level in the MFA Program and at the undergraduate level in the Film and Media Studies program. Candidates will be required to teach a range of core courses in both documentary production and documentary studies. The production sequence is comprehensive in all areas, focusing on research, conceptualization, producing, directing, cinematography, sound, and editing of nonfiction media. The successful candidate will be expected to engage with the critical discourse surrounding contemporary documentary production, develop studies courses that build on the existing curriculum, and be conversant with new media practices and modes of distribution. The candidate will contribute to a department engaged in creative expression and critical thinking across disciplines and be encouraged to seek out synergies that may exist among colleagues across the university. We welcome applicants who have a strong creative portfolio in documentary film in addition to university teaching experience. Master’s degree or Ph.D. is required.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a statement that details your approach to your creative work, a description of your teaching experience and philosophy, a CV, sample work as a Vimeo or other URL link, and name of three referees to: apply.interfolio.com/25214.  No hard copy applications will be accepted.
The deadline for completed applications is November 15, 2014.
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Division of Languages, Cultures, and Literatures
Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
The department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Stanford University is seeking applications for an advanced assistant or tenured associate professor in the primary area of Russian literature and culture, to begin September 1, 2015. The area of specialization is open; candidates with a secondary interest and/or training in other disciplines are encouraged to apply.
 
Candidates must demonstrate a distinguished record of scholarly publication, including a monograph, as well as excellence in teaching. They should combine a significant research specialization with competence in all periods of Russian literature and culture in order to teach a broad range of courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as contributing to collaborative research and teaching initiatives within and beyond the department. Near-native fluency in Russian and English is required. The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures belongs to the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, an innovative consortium of departments that collaborate on curricular and research initiatives.
 
All applications materials must be submitted online via http://www.AcademicJobsOnline.org(direct link:  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4268). Junior applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and bibliography, three confidential letters of recommendation, writing sample,and a brief statement of research interests (no more than three pages).  Applicants who already have tenure are not asked to submit the letters of recommendation.  For full consideration, please transmit all materials by November 1, 2014.
 
Inquiries (only) should be directed to Denys Roberts, Department Administrator, 650-723-4438, (denysroberts@stanford.edu), or Allen Sciutto at 650-724-1240 or (allen.sciutto@stanford.edu). Our street mailing address is DLCL/Slavic Languages and Literatures, 450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 01-240, Stanford, CA 94305-2006. However please be sure to submit your application and materials at AcademicJobsOnline.org.
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Division of Languages, Cultures, and Literatures
Assistant Professor of Persian Literature and Culture

The Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Persian literature and culture, funded by an endowment gift from Bita Daryabari. Candidates should combine a research specialization with the ability to teach a broad range of courses across Persian literature. Comparative and/or theoretical approaches are welcome.
 
Applicants will be expected to have the PhD in hand by the appointment start date of 9/1/2015 and to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  Native or near-native fluency in Persian (and English) is expected. In addition to participating in Comparative Literature within the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, the successful candidate will have significant involvement in the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies.
 
All applications materials must be submitted online via www.AcademicJobsOnline.org (direct link:  http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4283). For full consideration, please transmit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, statements of research and teaching interests (no more than three (3) pages), teaching evaluations (if applicable), a writing sample the length of a typical research article or book chapter, along with three confidential letters of reference, (to the attention of DLCL Persian Search Committee Chair) by November 1, 2014.
 
Inquiries (only) should be directed to Christine Onorato, Department Administrator, 650-723-4183, (conorato@stanford.edu), or Allen Sciutto at 650-724-1240 or (allen.sciutto@stanford.edu).  Our street mailing address is DLCL/Comparative Literature, Bldg 01-260, Room 117, 450 Serra Mall, Pigott Hall, Stanford, CA 94305-2031. However please be sure to submit your application and materials at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4283.
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Department of English
Associate or Full Professor of Creative Writing, Fiction
The Department of English and the Creative Writing Program are conducting a search for a fiction writer at the tenured associate level or at the level of full professor. The successful candidate will have a record of distinguished publication, including at least two books.  Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching, and willbe prepared to take an active part in Stanford’s vibrant academic and creative-writing communities. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels within both the English Department and the Creative Writing Program, and to engage in mentoring and advising students at all levels.  Candidates should hold a degree of practice (MFA, PhD, or MA in Creative Writing) or its equivalent.
 
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae with a full list of publications, and the names and addresses of three references
to apply.interfolio.com/27125.or mail applications to Professor Gavin Jones, Chair, Department of English, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall ‑ Bldg 460, Stanford CA 94305-2087.  
 
For full consideration, materials must be received by 12/01/2014. The term of appointment would begin 9/01/2015.
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Department of History
Assistant Professor, History of Early North America
The Department of History at Stanford University is seeking applicants for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the history of early North America, 1500-1800, including Pacific, Caribbean, and Atlantic worlds.  Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level in their specialized fields. In particular, applicants will be expected to teach the survey course in colonial and revolutionary American history (part of the Department of History’s American history sequence), as well as the graduate core colloquium in early American history.
 
Application materials must be submitted on-line via AcademicJobsOnline.org. https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4125
Please submit a letter of application, including a brief statement of research interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and one short (chapter- or article-length) writing sample.  For full consideration, materials must be received by September 12, 2014.  The appointment will begin on September 1, 2015. Ph.D. must be in hand by the appointment start date.
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Department of Philosophy
Assistant Professor, tenure track, commencing Autumn Quarter, 2015. AOS:  Social and political philosophy, 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.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, a C.V., three confidential letters of recommendation and a writing sample through Interfolio via the following URL:
 
http://apply.interfolio.com/25479
 
Deadline for receipt of applications:  October 1, 2014.
 
Candidates who apply to this position will automatically be considered for a second position associated with Stanford’s Program in Ethics in Society.  See http://apply.interfolio.com/25456.
Please direct any questions to Erika Topete, Department of Philosophy Administrative Associate etopete@stanford.edu.
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Department of Philosophy
Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in SOCIAL and POLITICAL THEORY.  The position may be in the Political Science or the Philosophy Department.  The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2015. Successful candidates must demonstrate substantial evidence of a creative research career, prospective or actual impact on his or her field of study, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary Center for Ethics in Society (through teaching, advising, and participation in the intellectual life of the Center). 
 
Apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/25456
 
Applicants should send three professional letters of recommendation, a CV, and a writing sample. Additional papers and manuscripts may be requested at a later date. The committee will begin reading applications on October 1, 2014, but may consider files received after this date. Interested individuals should apply with the requested materials via Interfolio.
 
Deadline for receipt of applications:  October 1, 2014.
 
Please direct any questions to Erika Topete, Department of Philosophy Administrative Associate etopete@stanford.edu.
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Department of Religious Studies
Koshland Chair in Jewish Religion and Culture

The Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University invites applications and nominations in the area of the study of Jewish religion and/or thought for the Daniel E. Koshland Chair in Jewish Religion and Culture.  We seek a senior scholar of distinction in the field of Jewish Studies, with an outstanding record of research and scholarship and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and advising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate may specialize in any area or period of the study of Jewish religion and/or thought. The appointment will be at the full professor level, but scholars at the advanced associate level are also encouraged to apply.

For full consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2014. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2015 or as soon as practicable thereafter. Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae (including bibliography) with a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests through Interfolio via the following url:

apply.interfolio.com/25820

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 94305-2190

or by email to: fonrober@stanford.edu
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Department of Religious Studies

Moore Professorship - Ancient Christianity

The Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University invites nominations and applications in the area of early Christianity and/or Christianity in late antiquity for the Teresa Hihn Moore Professorship. We seek a senior scholar of distinction in the field, with an outstanding record of research and scholarship and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and advising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels. The appointment will be at the full professor level, but scholars at the advanced associate level are also encouraged to apply.

For full consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2014. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2015 or as soon as practicable thereafter.  Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae (including bibliography) with a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests through Interfolio via the following url:

http://apply.interfolio.com/25821

Please direct all enquiries concerning this position to:
Christianity Search 
Prof. John Kieschnick, Committee Chair 
Department of Religious Studies 
450 Serra Mall, Building 70 
Stanford, CA 94305-2165 
USA
or by email to: kiesch@stanford.edu
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II.  Natural Sciences


Department of Biology
Assistant Professor in Evolution
The Department of Biology at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Evolution. We seek outstanding applicants engaged in answering broad basic questions in Evolution. We welcome a wide spectrum of applicants and will consider both theoretical and empirical evolutionary biologists. Applicants working at the interface of Evolution and Ecology and/or other areas of Biology are encouraged to apply. 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 activities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. More information about the Department and the University can be found at http://biology.stanford.edu/.

All applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including publication list, a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, a description of teaching experience, and three letters of reference. All materials must be submitted electronically to AcademicJobsOnline <http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4302>. Inquiries may be directed to Faculty Searches, Dept. of Biology, 371 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, or to maychin@stanford.edu.

Applicant materials must be received by October 15, 2014. The appointment would begin September 1, 2015.
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Department of Chemistry
Assistant Professor
The Department of Chemistry at Stanford University is seeking applicants 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 and three reference letters to Claudia Lawrence, Faculty Affairs Administrator.  For full consideration, all materials must be received no later than Thursday, October 16, 2014.  The term of appointment will begin on September 1, 2015.
Please reply by email to Claudia3@Stanford.edu
or by mail to
Claudia Lawrence
Department of Chemistry
Mudd Building
333 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305-5090

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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 with broad expertise in theoretical particle physics and its connection to experiment – model building, phenomenology, as well as the emerging exploration of novel experimental techniques for probing fundamental physics.  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, 2015.

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 (three page combined maximum), and arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/.  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, 2014. 
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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 particularly encourage applicants at the tenure track Assistant Professor level, but are prepared to consider exceptional candidates at more senior levels: Associate Professor (tenured or tenure track), or Professor (tenured).  Applicants should exhibit the potential (if tenure track) or a demonstrated track record (if tenured) 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, 2015.
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 (three page combined maximum), and, at the Assistant Professor level, arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/.  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, 2014. 
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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.  Applicants should state in the cover letter which position they are applying for (or both).  Applications and letters should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4604. Questions may be submitted to search@stat.stanford.edu.
 
Evaluation of applicants will begin November 17, 2014.  Applications must be received by December 12, 2014 to be guaranteed consideration.
 
The Stanford Statistics department currently has 21 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

Archaeology
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, in Archaeology
The Department of Anthropology at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in archaeology. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor rank. The successful applicant must hold a PhD in archaeology. While the area is open, we expect that the successful candidate would add to the geographical scope and to the methodological and laboratory breadth of the archaeology program. The Anthropology Department has a unique interdisciplinary focus that emphasizes theoretically informed analyses of social and cultural processes and quantitative research. Therefore, a program of fieldwork, as well as broad theoretical and substantive interests, are essential for this position.
For full consideration, materials must be received by November 3, 2014. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2015.  Send vita, letter describing qualifications and interests, one example of written work and the names of three referees to Professor Lynn Meskell, Chair, Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, 450 Serra Mall, Building 50, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2034.  If submitting applications virtually, please send the requested materials in a pdf format via email to Ellen Christensen, luce@stanford.edu.
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Department of Communication, Political Science, or Sociology:
Assistant Professor in South Asian Studies
Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-line, assistant professor position in South Asian Studies to begin in the academic year 2015-16. 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 one of the following departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences: 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 research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and sample(s) of recent scholarship. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted by the deadline to Academic Jobs Online. 
Please go to academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4141 in order to apply to Political Science and to academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4158 to apply to Communication or Sociology.
For full consideration, materials must be received by October 1, 2014.
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Department of Economics
The Department of Economics at Stanford University seeks applicants for a faculty position at the tenure track assistant professor level. All fields may apply. Candidates must demonstrate the capacity for high-quality research and teaching. Please submit a curriculum vitae, research paper(s), and 3 letters of reference. The application deadline is December 15, 2014.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on the EconJobMarket website at: https://econjobmarket.org/AdDetails.php?posid=2618

Those without Internet access can mail their application to:
Professor B. Douglas Bernheim
c/o Trudy
Department of Economics
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6072
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Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science at Stanford University seeks candidates for a tenure track faculty appointment at the assistant professor level, in any subfield of political science. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2015.

Applicants should provide a cover letter describing research and teaching experience as well as their curriculum vitae, three letters of reference and a writing sample. The committee will begin reviewing applications on September 15, 2014 but may consider files received after this date. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo
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Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology at Stanford invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the academic year 2015-2016. We seek candidates whose research addresses aspects of human cognition, broadly construed. The appointee will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. All 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, 2014. Please apply through AcademicJobsOnline.org at:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4469
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IIII.  Interdisciplinary