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 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

Department of Art and Art History
Assistant Professor of Art History
Renaissance and/or Western Medieval Art


The Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University invites applications for the position of assistant professor, tenure-track, in Renaissance and/or Western Medieval art history.  The appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2018. Recent recipients of the Ph.D. and candidates who will have received their Ph.D. by the time of appointment are invited to apply. Teaching experience at the university level and a record of scholarly publications are highly desirable.
We solicit applications from candidates with expertise in Western Medieval and/or Renaissance Art broadly conceived in order to attract a pool of scholars with a wide range of compelling research interests and methods. The successful candidate will develop a cycle of introductory level and topical courses for undergraduates and, on the basis of his or her specific research interests, graduate-level courses and seminars. The ideal candidate would bring to Stanford a program of current and future research that is poised to transform the field as well as to attract graduate students of the highest caliber. We anticipate that the successful candidate will further take an active role in the Medieval and Early Modern Studies initiatives on campus.
Interested candidates should post a letter detailing the direction of current research and teaching objectives, a CV, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9411.  No hard copy applications will be accepted. The deadline for receiving applications is October 1, 2017.
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Department of Art and Art History

Assistant Professor in African American Art

The Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University invites applications for the position of assistant professor, tenure-track, in African American art history. The appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2018. Recent recipients of the Ph.D. and candidates who will have received their Ph.D. by the time of appointment are invited to apply. Teaching experience at the university level and a record of scholarly publication are highly desirable.
We solicit applications from candidates who study African American art in historical and/or contemporary perspective. Candidates who explore this art in a diasporic and/or hemispheric context are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an introductory level survey and more focused courses for undergraduates, as well as seminars for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The ideal candidate would bring to Stanford a program of current and future research that is poised to transform the field as well as to attract graduate students of the highest caliber. The successful candidate will be affiliated with Stanford’s Center for Comparative Studies for Race and Ethnicity and teach courses cross-listed with that Center, known as CCSRE. The successful candidate’s connection to CCSRE will also include, but is not limited to, serving on committees and involvement in various intellectual and related activities that promote the center’s goals
Interested candidates should post a letter detailing the direction of current research and teaching objectives, a CV, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9441.  No hard copy applications will be accepted. The deadline for receiving applications is October 1, 2017.
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Stanford Global Studies Division

Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Islam and the Arts

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position in Islam and the Arts. The search is open to scholars focused on Islamic religious arts and performance; non-religious artistic and literary productions of the diverse cultures of Islamic societies; and scholar/artist practitioners. The applicant must have a conferred terminal degree in his/her field by September 1, 2018. The appointment can be in one of the following departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences: Art and Art History, Music, Theater and Performance Studies, or  Comparative Literature.

The successful candidate will be based in a humanities department but is also expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts. Candidates should demonstrate interests that afford effective interactions with a broad range of colleagues and the ability to teach and mentor a diverse student body. 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 recent writing sample or, in the case of an arts practitioner, a link to the applicant’s website. 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 2, 2017.
Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9281

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Department of Classics
Assistant Professor

The Department of Classics at Stanford University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Latin literature. All periods will be considered from Early Republican through Later Latin, with a preference for poetry over prose.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach graduate level courses in Latin literature (including broad field surveys) as well as undergraduate level courses (both in Greek and Latin and in translation).

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample of no more than 20 pages (either a dissertation extract or an independent publication), and a teaching statement of no more than two pages via the online application: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9904. Ph.D. must be in hand by June 30, 2018.

For full consideration, all materials must be received by November 1, 2017. Additional supporting materials may be requested at a later date. The term of appointment will begin on September 1, 2018.
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Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

The Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures (ILAC) is searching for a scholar in Latin American literature and culture, broadly construed to include Brazilian literature and culture. Main area of expertise is open, but should expand those that are currently developed in the department; competence in Mexican literature and culture is highly desirable. Appointment will be
tenure-track at the assistant professor level in ILAC. We are looking for a colleague with demonstrated evidence of scholarly motivation and the promise for sustained growth
The ideal candidate will be prepared to mentor graduate and undergraduate students across the discipline and contribute to a collaborative and rigorous scholarly environment with other areas of study within the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures. ILAC belongs to the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (DLCL), which is an integrated consortium of departments that often collaborate on curricular and research initiatives.
The candidate selected for this position will have native or near-native fluency in English, and either Spanish or Portuguese (together with knowledge of the other). Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2018.

All applications materials must be submitted online via www.AcademicJobsOnline.org (direct link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9901). For full consideration please submit cover letter (ILAC Search Committee, attention Prof. Lisa Surwillo, Department Chair), curriculum vitae with list of publications, statement of research and teaching interests (together no more than three pages in length), graduate transcripts (unofficial), two writing samples (equivalent to two essays or two dissertation chapters), and at least three confidential letters of recommendation; by November 1, 2017. Inquiries can be directed via email to Ezra Gonzalez (ezra.gonzalez@stanford.edu)
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Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Assistant Professor

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford University is seeking applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor in the area of premodern Japanese literature. Areas of secondary interest include but are not limited to Japanese History, Performance, Religious Studies, Visual Culture, Gender Studies, and Chinese Language and Literature. Candidates are expected to have completed the Ph.D. degree by the time of appointment. Appointees will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in Japanese literature and premodern forms of language.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and three letters of reference online via www.AcademicJobsOnline.org: [https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Stanford/EALC]. For full consideration, materials must be received by October 15, 2017. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2018.

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Department of English
Assistant Professor of English, Medieval British Literature (1050-1450)

Apply to this position at https://apply.interfolio.com/44934
The Department of English at Stanford University seeks to fill a tenure track position in British literature from c.1050 to 1450. Scholars working in any area or genre within this period are welcome to apply. Comparative approaches are welcome. 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, 2017. 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 them 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 English
Assistant Professor of English, Asian American Literature and Culture or Global Anglophone Literature
Apply to this position at https://apply.interfolio.com/44900
 
The Department of English at Stanford University is searching for scholars who research and teach in either of two fields of study: 1) Asian American Literature and Culture or 2) Global Anglophone Literature. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and on the tenure-track. We welcome applications from candidates who employ transnational, diasporic, intersectional, comparative race, postcolonial, decolonial and/or interdisciplinary approaches to the study of literature in any period. 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, 2017. 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 them 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 History
Assistant Professor
 
The Department of History at Stanford University is seeking applicants for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in sub-Saharan African history.  All regions and all time periods will be considered.  Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and to participate in the Center for African Studies activities.
Application materials must be submitted on-line via AcademicJobsOnline.org. https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9372.

Please submit a letter of application, a brief statement of research interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, one short (chapter- or article-length) writing sample, and descriptions of three African history courses. For full consideration, materials must be received by September 5, 2017. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2018. Ph.D. must be in hand by the appointment start date.
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Department of History

Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Law and Legal Institutions in Muslim Societies

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position focused on law and legal institutions of Islam and/or Muslim societies in any time period.
The successful applicant for this position will be jointly appointed in the Stanford Law School and one of the following departments within the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, History, Political Science, or Sociology. The successful applicant will have teaching and advising responsibilities in both the Law School and the School of Humanities and Sciences and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts.
The exact structure of the appointment, including the share of the appointment in Law and Humanities and Sciences, will depend on the successful candidate. We have a preference for candidates who hold both a J.D. and Ph.D., but will also consider candidates with a Ph.D. and substantive expertise in Islamic law and institutions.

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 associate level applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to 
AcademicJobsOnline.org. For full consideration, materials should be received by October 15, 2017.
Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9282
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Department of Music
Composer


The Department of Music at Stanford University is inviting applications for the position of tenure-track composer at the rank of Assistant Professor. The envisaged starting date is September 1, 2018.
We are searching for a creative and innovative composer who will show every promise of attaining professional distinction. The successful candidate must have a commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction, and ability or potential in teaching and mentoring a diverse student body that includes women, minorities, and others from underrepresented backgrounds.
Candidates should have an interest and expertise in one or more additional areas of performance and/or research, including, but not limited to, theory within or beyond the traditions of Western art music, music performance, and computer music. The successful applicant will also have demonstrated interests that afford effective interactions with a broad range of colleagues. Teaching responsibilities will involve courses primarily in composition and analysis, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as the supervision of individual composition research. Courses may also be taught in the candidate’s additional areas of expertise.

Letters of application, together with a curriculum vitae, list of works and performances, and three to five letters of reference, should be received on or before October 1, 2017 at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9269

Additional supporting materials will be requested at a later date. Please do NOT send scores or recordings at this stage of the search.

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Department of Philosophy
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor, tenure track, commencing Autumn Quarter, 2018. AOS:  Core analytic philosophy broadly construed to include metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophies of mind, action, language, logic, mathematics, and computation. AOC:  Open.  Four courses per year; graduate and undergraduate advising; usual non-teaching duties.   Ph.D. prior to appointment is required.  Applicants should upload a cover letter and dossier, including three letters of recommendation and a writing sample, to: 
 
Deadline for receipt of applications: November 1, 2017.
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Department of Religious Studies
Open Rank
Islamic Studies


The Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, a tenured Associate Professor or a tenured Full Professor faculty position in any area of Islamic Studies.  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. 

This is an open-rank search, with a preference for scholars at the level of associate or full professor.

For full consideration, applications must be received by September 15, 2017. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2018, 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/42228
Assistant level and untenured applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted through the same URL. 

Please direct all enquiries concerning this position to:

Islamic Studies Search 
Prof. Michael Penn, Committee Chair 
Department of Religious Studies 
450 Serra Mall, Building 70 
Stanford, CA 94305-2165 
USA
or by email to: mppenn@stanford.edu

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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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Department of Theater and Performance Studies

Assistant Professor, Open Field

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Assistant Professor, Directing

The Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) at Stanford University seeks outstanding candidates for two positions:

 ·      Open field, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a productive research agenda, teach courses in the TAPS Department, and advise students. Although this is an open search, candidates with expertise in theater/performance design will receive special consideration.

·      Director and/or Performance Maker, tenure track at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: directing drama and musical theatre, performance making, and devised theatre. M.F.A., Ph.D. or comparable experience required. Applicants will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to direct student productions.

Applications must be received by November 6, 2017 to receive full consideration, although the search will remain open until the positions are filled.

For the open field position, applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, a short writing sample (no longer than 2500 words) and for those applying in design, a maximum of five images to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9824

For the position in directing, applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a directing portfolio that includes up to five images and brief vision statement explaining method and aims to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9825

The expected starting date for both appointments is September 1, 2018. Professor Peggy Phelan is the Chair of the Search Committee. Inquiries may be sent to Patrice O’Dwyer [podwyer@stanford.edu] who will administer the search.
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II. Natural Sciences

Quantum Science and Engineering
The Schools of Engineering and of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University (
http://soe.stanford.edu/ and https://humsci.stanford.edu) invite applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor) in the broadly defined field of quantum science and engineering with particular emphasis on all aspects of quantum computing and information. Priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidates work over any particular specialization area or department affiliation.

 

Applicants should have a Ph.D., evidence of the ability to pursue an independent program of research, a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and the ability to initiate and conduct research across disciplines.  A successful candidate is expected to be appointed in one or two of the departments of Applied Physics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or Physics, although a joint appointment with another department or with SLAC will be considered depending on the candidate’s research area and teaching plan. The candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to build and lead a team of graduate students in Ph.D. research.

 

Applicants must send materials to the search committee through Academic Jobs

Online.  Candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, a research and teaching statement (maximum three pages, combined), and arrange to have five letters of reference submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9550.

 

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, 2017.

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Department of Mathematics
Open Rank
The Department of Mathematics at Stanford University is considering applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position.  While we particularly invite applications from candidates whose research program is in geometry or topology, candidates specializing in all areas of mathematical research will be considered.  Other areas of interest include, but are not limited to, analysis, algebra, number theory, combinatorics, probability or applied mathematics.
 

Candidates should send a letter of application with a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, brief statement (no more than three pages) of research and teaching, and a cover sheet clearly stating the following information: name, area of specialization, institution, date of PhD, and PhD advisor.  Also, the candidate should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation (junior candidates only), or names and addresses of three references (senior candidates only)

For full consideration, applications must be received no later than 9:00pm PST, December 1, 2017.  The term of appointment begins September 2018.
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.
PLEASE APPLY THROUGH MATHJOBS.ORG.
Alternatively, send your application to:
Faculty Search
Department of Mathematics
450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 380
Stanford, CA  94305-2125
 

PLEASE!  Do not duplicate your applications: use MATHJOBS.ORG (preferred) or regular mail, but not both.
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Department of Chemistry
Assistant Professor

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, along with three reference letters.  All materials must be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online.  Completed applications will be reviewed beginning October 16, 2017.

Please submit to:

AcademicJobsOnline

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9655 

The appointment will begin on September 1, 2018.  Email inquiries and questions may be directed to Amy Rutherford (amyruth@stanford.edu) or by mail to Faculty Search, Chemistry Department, 333 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305-5080.

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Department of Mathematics
Open Rank

The Department of Mathematics at Stanford University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in the area of Low-Dimensional Topology.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, Teichmüller Theory, Dynamical Systems, and Geometric Structures.

Candidates should send a letter of application with a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, brief statement (no more than three pages) of research and teaching, and a cover sheet clearly stating the following information: name, area of specialization, institution, date of PhD, and PhD advisor.  Also, the candidate should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation (junior candidates only), or names and addresses of three references (senior candidates only).

For full consideration, applications must be received no later than 9:00pm PST, December 1, 2017.  The term of appointment begins September 2018.

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.

PLEASE APPLY THROUGH MATHJOBS.ORG.

Alternatively, send your application to:

Low-Dimensional Topology search

Department of Mathematics

450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 380

Stanford, CA  94305-2125

PLEASE!  Do not duplicate your applications: use MATHJOBS.ORG or regular mail, but not both.

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Department of Mathematics

Szegö Assistant Professor
The Department of Mathematics at Stanford University is seeking applicants for one or more Szegö Assistant Professor appointments.  These appointments are for a term of three years, beginning in September 2018.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, analysis, algebra, number theory, geometry, topology, combinatorics, probability, and applied mathematics.
 
Candidates are expected to show outstanding promise in research, as well as strong interest and ability in teaching, and will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  They must have received the PhD prior to the start of the appointment, but not before 2016.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and list of publications; brief statement of research and teaching as well as supporting information of teaching experience and ability, preferably a teaching letter; and three letters of reference.
 
For full consideration, applications must be completed no later than 9:00pm PST, December 1, 2017.
 
PLEASE APPLY THROUGH MATHJOBS.ORG.
Alternatively, send your application to:
Szegö search
Department of Mathematics
450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 380
Stanford, CA  94305-2125
 
PLEASE!  Do not duplicate your applications: use MATHJOBS.ORG (preferred) or regular mail, but not both.
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Department of Statistics

Assistant Professor in Statistics or Probabilit
The Statistics Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Probability, Applied or Theoretical Statistics. This is a research and teaching position with student advising and department committee responsibilities
Applicants should have demonstrated strong research abilities.  A Ph.D.
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/9396. Questions may be submitted to search@stat.stanford.edu.
Evaluation of applicants will begin November 16, 2017.  Applications must be
received by December 11, 2017 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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Department of Statistics

Associate or Full Professor in Statistics or Probability

The Statistics Department at Stanford University invites applications for a tenured position at the Associate or Full Professor level, in Probability, Applied or Theoretical Statistics. This is a research and teaching position with student advising and department committee responsibilities.
Applicants should have demonstrated strong research abilities.  A Ph.D.
in Statistics or a related area is required.   Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, a statement of research and teaching interests, and not more than one preprint/reprint.  Applications should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9395. Questions may be submitted to search@stat.stanford.edu.
Evaluation of applicants will begin November 16, 2017.  Applications must be
received by December 11, 2017 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

Department of Anthropology

Faculty Appointment in Korean Studies

Stanford University seeks candidates for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the social sciences. The position would be a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), affiliated with the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record in teaching and research with a focus on contemporary Korea. S/he would be expected to provide leadership for further development of the study of Korea at Stanford University.


For full consideration, materials must be received by November 3, 2017. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2018.  All applicants should submit a letter that includes a brief statement of research interest, curriculum vitae, the names of three referees, and selected writing samples  to Professor Miyako Inoue, Co-Chair, 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 Anthropology
Faculty Position in Native American Archaeology


The Department of Anthropology at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in Native American archaeology. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor rank. The successful applicant must be engaged in a program of archaeological fieldwork; broad theoretical and substantive interests are also essential for this position. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Anthropology Department and 50% of the teaching will be cross-listed in the curriculum of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Candidates should demonstrate interests that afford effective interactions with a broad range of colleagues and the ability to teach and mentor a diverse student body. 

 

For full consideration, materials must be received by December 15, 2017. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2018.  Send vita, letter describing qualifications and interests, one example of written work and the names of three referees to Professor Ian Hodder, Chair, Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, 450 Serra Mall, Building 50, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2034.  Application materials should be submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org. 

Please use the following link to apply:  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10161
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Department of Communication
Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Media and Culture
The Department of Communication at Stanford University seeks applications for an Assistant Professor in the field of media and culture. We are interested in a range of possible subfields, including but not limited to the relationship between mass and social media; the analysis of media institutions as cultural forces; media’s relationship to race, gender, and inequality; media and consumer culture; media industries and culture; and media and globalization. The ideal candidate will also bring strong skills in areas that might include ethnography, critical theory, digital humanities and discourse analysis. A recent PhD in Communication or relevant area by September 1, 2018 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/9466
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017. The term of appointment will begin on September 1, 2018.
For inquiries, please contact James Hamilton, Professor and Search Committee Chair, at jayth@stanford.edu.
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Department of Economics
Assistant Professor

The Department of Economics at Stanford University seeks applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor level position. All fields may apply. Candidates must demonstrate the capacity for high-quality research and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Please submit curriculum vitae, research papers(s), and 3 letters of reference. The application deadline is December 1, 2017.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on the Econ JobMarket website at:
https://econjobmarket.org/postings.php?posid=4437

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

Assistant Professor

The Stanford Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in American Politics. The term of appointment will begin September 1, 2018.  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 CV, and a writing sample. 
The committee will begin reading applications on September 1, 2017, but may consider files received after this date. Interested individuals should apply on line through AcademicJobsOnline.org 
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Department of Sociology
Open Rank

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position for a sociologist with an interest in environmental issues. The appointment will be half in Sociology and half in the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. A variety of substantive interests in sociology will be considered, including but not limited to how history, politics, economics, geography, urban life, social movements, ideologies, social networks, culture, and inequality affect or result from environmental concerns and issues.  Interest in interdisciplinary approaches and a commitment to collaborations across the natural and social sciences are both important. Candidates should have an active program of research in progress that may encompass a variety of methodological approaches, and for more senior candidates, a substantial record of publications in major journals and/or books from established publishers. A strong commitment to excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is essential.
Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and samples of recent scholarship. Applicants for a non-tenured position should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to Academic Jobs Online by the letter writers.
For full consideration, materials should be received by September 15, 2017.
Apply through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9253

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Department of Sociology
Assistant Professor

The Department of Sociology at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with particular interest in computational social science. 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 (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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9327 in order to apply.
For full consideration, materials should be received by September 15, 2017. Only online submissions will be accepted. The term of appointment will begin in the 2018-19 academic year.

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Department of Political Science

The Stanford Department of Political Science, in collaboration with the Center for the Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Race and Ethnicity in the subfield of American Politics. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2018. Successful candidates must demonstrate evidence of a creative research trajectory and a commitment to excellence in teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Untenured applicants should send three professional letters of recommendation, a CV, and a writing sample. Tenured applicants may submit a CV and writing sample.

The committee will begin reading applications on September 1, 2017, but may consider files received after this date. Interested individuals should apply on line through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9322

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Stanford Global Studies Division

Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Law and Legal Institutions in Muslim Societies

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position focused on law and legal institutions of Islam and/or Muslim societies in any time period.

The successful applicant for this position will be jointly appointed in the Stanford Law School and one of the following departments within the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, History, Political Science, or Sociology. The successful applicant will have teaching and advising responsibilities in both the Law School and the School of Humanities and Sciences and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts.

The exact structure of the appointment, including the share of the appointment in Law and Humanities and Sciences, will depend on the successful candidate. We have a preference for candidates who hold both a J.D. and Ph.D., but will also consider candidates with a Ph.D. and substantive expertise in Islamic law and institutions.

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 associate level applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to 
AcademicJobsOnline.org. For full consideration, materials should be received by October 15, 2017.

Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9282

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Stanford Global Studies Division

Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Islam and the Arts

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position in Islam and the Arts. The search is open to scholars focused on Islamic religious arts and performance; non-religious artistic and literary productions of the diverse cultures of Islamic societies; and scholar/artist practitioners. The applicant must have a conferred terminal degree in his/her field by September 1, 2018. The appointment can be in one of the following departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences: Art and Art History, Music, Theater and Performance Studies, or  Comparative Literature.


The successful candidate will be based in a humanities department but is also expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts. Candidates should demonstrate interests that afford effective interactions with a broad range of colleagues and the ability to teach and mentor a diverse student body. 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 recent writing sample or, in the case of an arts practitioner, a link to the applicant’s website. 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 2, 2017.
Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9281