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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)
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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 welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

 

Humanities and Arts

Stanford University

Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (DLCL)

Department of Comparative Literature

http://dlcl.stanford.edu

The Department of Comparative Literature, within the DLCL, is considering applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position.
Qualifications include expertise in the methods and paradigms of Comparative Literature as a discipline, the ability to work in at least three languages, and research as well as teaching spanning linguistic, historical and cultural contexts. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to program-building and leadership, both within Comparative Literature and in cross-literary and interdisciplinary contexts.
Please submit applications by November 25, 2019. All application materials must be submitted online via www.AcademicJobsOnline.org (direct link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15027). A complete application includes: 1) a cover letter that incorporates a statement about research program, as well as teaching and leadership experience (no more than three pages); 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) an 8-10,000 word writing sample. At the untenured Assistant Professor level, applicants are asked to send three letters of reference and must have Ph.D. in hand by the appointment start date. Additional materials may be requested from the candidate at a later date. Inquiries (only) should be directed to Christine Onorato, (650) 725-9225 (conorato@stanford.edu), or Maria Robinson, (650) 725-6137 (mrobins@stanford.edu).
 

Department of English

The Department of English at Stanford University is searching for scholars who research and teach in the field of Asian-American Literature and Culture. This is an open-rank search; the appointment may be at the rank of Assistant Professor (on the tenure-track), Associate Professor (with tenure) or Full Professor.

Apply through this link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14088

We welcome applications from all candidates in the field of Asian-American literature, including those who employ transnational, diasporic, intersectional, comparative race, postcolonial, decolonial and/or interdisciplinary approaches. 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 October 25, 2019. 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 Blakey Vermeule, Chair, Department of English, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Building 460, Rm. 201, Stanford, CA 94305-2087.
 

Department of History

The Department of History at Stanford University is seeking applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor in the area of modern history of South Asia with an emphasis on 19th and 20th centuries. Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. We particularly encourage applicants who are able to bring their work and interests into a wide conversation amongst both specialists and non-specialists across the university. 

Applicants should submit the following materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13977

 

  1. Cover letter addressing research and teaching interests
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. One writing sample
  4. Three letters of recommendation

 

For full consideration, applications must be received by September 15, 2019. The search committee will conduct preliminary interviews by video-conferencing in October 2019. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2020.  Ph.D. must be in hand by the appointment start date.
 

Department of Music

The Department of Music at Stanford University seeks applicants for the position of Director of Vocal Studies at the rank of Senior Lecturer.

We look forward to welcoming a dynamic and collaborative colleague expert in the pedagogy and performance of classical Western vocal art music as well as in other genres of vocal music, possibly including but not limited to musical theater, jazz, and popular styles.

As Director of the Vocal Studies Program, the candidate will possess both programmatic vision and the capacity to direct operations effectively, above all when collaborating with faculty colleagues in the program.  Duties will include teaching undergraduate music majors as well as non-majors and graduate students from a diverse range of academic disciplines.  Other duties may include organizing vocal master classes, coordinating studio auditions, and teaching courses in pedagogy or repertoire.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a deep commitment to education and an aptitude for inclusive teaching and mentorship within an increasingly diverse student body.

Qualifications: Demonstrated commitment to vocal performance and to teaching talented student musicians in a university/collegiate environment of the highest academic rigor, professional distinction and demonstrated success as a singer, and a commitment to develop a vision for Stanford’s Vocal Studies Program. A terminal degree (either Master of Fine Arts or Doctor of Musical Arts) or equivalent professional experience is expected.

The term of appointment will begin on September 1, 2020. We invite applicants to submit via AJO, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14105, the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of artistic and research interests, statement of teaching experience, an artistic/scholarly portfolio (web-based preferred), as well as names of at least three references who could be consulted by the Department. For full consideration, all materials must be received by October 1, 2019.

Department of Music

The Department of Music at Stanford University seeks applicants for a professorial-line, open rank position in the area of Jazz Studies and Improvisation. The successful candidate will take a leading role in developing a vision for Stanford’s jazz and improvised music program. We aim to welcome a dynamic and collaborative colleague who will ultimately assume the role of Director of Jazz Studies and Improvisation. The title and rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful applicant, but special attention will be given to early career candidates, as well as to all candidates who show clear potential to bring exceptional distinction to the program.

Stanford’s Department of Music supports a vibrant jazz community by offering courses in jazz history, theory, and instrumental instruction. We have performing ensembles such as the Stanford Jazz Orchestra, Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, and several student jazz combos. The university additionally hosts the independently-run Stanford Jazz Workshop every summer.

We are searching for a creative and innovative individual whose profile is artistic and practice-based, or a mix of scholarship and performance. The successful candidate will demonstrate a deep commitment to undergraduate and graduate instruction, as well as the ability for inclusive teaching and mentorship within an increasingly diverse student body comprised of individuals from a spectrum of backgrounds. If possible, please speak to experience teaching and/or mentoring students from diverse groups in the cover letter or teaching statement.

Areas of interest may include, but are not limited to: jazz performance, improvisation, ethnomusicology, and music technology. The successful applicant will also have interests and abilities that promote effective collaboration with a broad range of colleagues. They will participate in planning and coordinating curriculum within the Department of Music, including the development of a Jazz and Improvised Music Subplan of the Music Major.

Stanford considers jazz and improvised music as fertile ground for the study of diverse human culture. As such, the successful applicant will be expected to support the teaching and research missions of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), African & African American Studies (AAAS), and/or the Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA). This includes teaching two courses each year that engage with CCSRE and contributing to various activities that promote its goals.

The term of appointment will begin on September 1, 2020. We invite Junior candidates to provide a letter of application, a CV, a statement of artistic and research interests, a statement of teaching experience, an artistic/scholarly portfolio (web-based preferred), and three confidential letters of reference. Senior candidates should provide a letter of application, a CV, a statement of artistic and research interests, a statement of teaching experience, an artistic/scholarly portfolio (web-based preferred), and should include the names of at least three references who could be consulted by the Department. Please submit the above materials via AJO: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14131. For full consideration, all materials must be received by October 1, 2019.

Natural Sciences

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, along with three reference letters.  All materials must be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online.  The committee will begin reading applications on October 1, 2019, but may consider files received after this date. Interested individuals should apply online to:

AcademicJobsOnline

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14118

The appointment will begin on September 1, 2020.  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.

Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at Stanford University is considering applications for one or two tenure-track faculty positions.  Applications from any part of pure and applied mathematics are welcome.

We request that applications and other materials, including (a) curriculum vitae, (b) research description, and (c) three letters of recommendation be submitted online at www.mathjobs.org. It is highly recommended that one of the letters is written specifically to discuss your teaching abilities, experience, and/or potential.

Evaluation of applicants will begin November 15, 2019.  Applications must be received by December 1, 2019 to be guaranteed consideration. The term of appointment begins September 2020.

Application Link: Stanford-TTRACK  #14202

Department of Mathematics

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 2020.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, analysis, algebra, number theory, geometry, topology, probability, combinatorics, 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 2018.

Applicants should submit 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 arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted. Applications and letters should be submitted online at www.mathjobs.org.

For full consideration, applications must be completed no later than 9:00pm PST, December 1, 2019.

Application Link: Stanford-SAP #14201

Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at Stanford University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in any area of astrophysics. Applicants should exhibit the potential of running a world-leading independent research program, and should possess good communication skills and a commitment to teaching and mentoring. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and advise students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to our university’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We encourage applications from candidates that identify with groups that are historically underrepresented in physics. The term of appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2020.

Applicants should send materials to the search committee through AcademicJobsOnline. Candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a publication list), a research and teaching statement (three-page combined maximum), as well as a brief (< 300 word) summary of their expected research program. We encourage applicants, as a component of their teaching and research statement, to discuss their experience or commitment to engaging
with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives. At least three and no more than five letters of reference should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14302.

Further information about Stanford Physics may be found at physics.stanford.edu. Significant research in astrophysics is conducted under the auspices of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology; see kipac.stanford.edu. Inquiries may be directed to J. Tice, Dept.
of Physics, 382 Via Pueblo Mall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4060, or to astro_search@stanford.edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2019; later applications may be considered at the discretion of the search committee.
 

Department of Statistics

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 and teaching abilities. A Ph.D. in Statistics or a related area is required.   Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 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/14917. Questions may be submitted to search@stat.stanford.edu.

Evaluation of applicants will begin November 16, 2019.  Applications must be

received by December 11, 2019 to be guaranteed consideration.

The Stanford Statistics Department currently has 25 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, and the School of Engineering.  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.

Social Sciences

Department of Anthropology

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 be engaged in research that complements and expands the existing profile of the Department, including theoretical and methodological strengths and an active program of fieldwork. Candidates should demonstrate interests that engage a broad range of colleagues and the ability to teach and mentor a diverse student body.

For full consideration, materials must be received by October 25, 2019. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2020.  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.

Application materials should be submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org.

Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14102

Department of Anthropology, Department of Communication, Department of Economics, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position focused on the culture, economics or politics of Muslim societies. We especially welcome applications from scholars who are studying Muslim societies in Iran and Central Asia, as well as South, Southeast and East Asia.

The successful applicant for this position will be appointed in one of the following departments within the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Political Science, or Sociology. The successful applicant will have teaching and advising responsibilities in their home department and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts.
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. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org. For full consideration, materials should be received by October 25, 2019. Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14164

For Anthropology applicants only: Anthropology will contact candidates at a later date to request that three confidential letters of recommendation be submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org.

Department of Anthropology, Department of Communication, Department of Economics, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position focused on the culture, economics or politics of Muslim societies. We especially welcome applications from scholars who are studying Muslim societies in Iran and Central Asia, as well as South, Southeast and East Asia.

The successful applicant for this position will be appointed in one of the following departments within the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Political Science, or Sociology. The successful applicant will have teaching and advising responsibilities in their home department and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts.
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. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org. For full consideration, materials should be received by October 25, 2019. Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14164

For Anthropology applicants only: Anthropology will contact candidates at a later date to request that three confidential letters of recommendation be submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org.

Department of Anthropology, Department of Communication, Department of Economics, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position focused on the culture, economics or politics of Muslim societies. We especially welcome applications from scholars who are studying Muslim societies in Iran and Central Asia, as well as South, Southeast and East Asia.

The successful applicant for this position will be appointed in one of the following departments within the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Political Science, or Sociology. The successful applicant will have teaching and advising responsibilities in their home department and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts.
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. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org. For full consideration, materials should be received by October 25, 2019. Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14164

For Anthropology applicants only: Anthropology will contact candidates at a later date to request that three confidential letters of recommendation be submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org.

Department of Political Science

The Stanford Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in any subfield. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2020. 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 a cover letter, research statement (not to exceed 3 pages), CV, unofficial transcript, teaching evaluations and a writing sample along with at least three professional letters of recommendation.

The committee will begin reading applications on September 1, 2019, but may consider files received after this date. Interested individuals should apply on line through AJO job listing https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13944

Department of Anthropology, Department of Communication, Department of Economics, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position focused on the culture, economics or politics of Muslim societies. We especially welcome applications from scholars who are studying Muslim societies in Iran and Central Asia, as well as South, Southeast and East Asia.

The successful applicant for this position will be appointed in one of the following departments within the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Political Science, or Sociology. The successful applicant will have teaching and advising responsibilities in their home department and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts.
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. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org. For full consideration, materials should be received by October 25, 2019. Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14164

For Anthropology applicants only: Anthropology will contact candidates at a later date to request that three confidential letters of recommendation be submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org.

Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Stanford University is seeking applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the department’s Developmental area. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, cognitive development, personality and social development, and developmental cognitive neuroscience. We welcome applications from researchers whose work connects development with the other areas of our department (Cognitive, Social, Affective Science, and Cognitive Neuroscience). Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Stanford Psychology Department values transparency and openness in science and encourages candidates to provide in their research statement a description of how these values are reflected in their work to date and their future research plans.


Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (including bibliography), a brief statement of research interests and teaching (not to exceed 3 pages), copies of at most three scholarly papers, and three letters of reference to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14206. For full consideration, materials must be received by 10/1/2019. The term of appointment will begin on 9/1/2020.
 

Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek scholars in any area of specialization with an innovative research program and a commitment to outstanding teaching at both 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, teaching experience if any, 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/13980 in order to apply.

For full consideration, materials should be received by September 15, 2019. Only online submissions will be accepted. The term of appointment will begin in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Department of Anthropology, Department of Communication, Department of Economics, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position focused on the culture, economics or politics of Muslim societies. We especially welcome applications from scholars who are studying Muslim societies in Iran and Central Asia, as well as South, Southeast and East Asia.

The successful applicant for this position will be appointed in one of the following departments within the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Political Science, or Sociology. The successful applicant will have teaching and advising responsibilities in their home department and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts.
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. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org. For full consideration, materials should be received by October 25, 2019. Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14164

For Anthropology applicants only: Anthropology will contact candidates at a later date to request that three confidential letters of recommendation be submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org.