Open Positions

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

Department of Art and Art History

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Documentary Film & Video Production

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, 2022.

We are particularly interested in applicants whose creative work shows a commitment to diversity, equity, and justice. We welcome applicants who have a strong creative portfolio in documentary film in addition to university teaching experience. The successful candidate will teach a range of core courses in both documentary production and documentary studies, mainly at the graduate level in the MFA Documentary Film and Video Program. The teaching load is four courses over three quarters, in addition to advising duties. Master’s degree or Ph.D. is required.

The successful candidate will have a record of innovative work in the documentary field. They will be expected to engage with the critical discourse surrounding contemporary documentary production, and to develop studies and production courses that build on the existing curriculum. 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.

Situated in the Department of Art & Art History, 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 production sequence is comprehensive in all areas, focusing on research, conceptualization, producing, directing, cinematography, sound, and editing of nonfiction media. The MFA degree prepares students for careers as filmmakers 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.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a statement that details their approach to their creative work, a description of their teaching experience and philosophy, a CV, sample work as a Vimeo or other link, and three letters of reference to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18774. No hard copy applications will be accepted.

The deadline for completed applications is October 1, 2021.

The Department of Art & Art History, School of Humanities and Sciences, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may optionally include as part of their research or teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals.

 

Department of Linguistics

Open Rank, Sociolinguistics

The Department of Linguistics at Stanford University is seeking applicants for an open rank position in Sociolinguistics, beginning September 1, 2022. Applicants will be expected to teach courses in Sociolinguistics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and to maintain an active research program. We seek someone who complements our current strengths in quantitative approaches to variation and social meaning, while sharing our commitment to fieldwork and to analysis based on rich data. We value engagement with social theory and style, and we particularly welcome applicants whose research is in any of the following areas: race and ethnicity, morphosyntactic variation, child language acquisition, and variation in discourse and interaction. We value candidates whose research engages with multiple subfields of linguistics and applies methodologically rigorous empirical work to significant theoretical questions.

Applicants should submit the following via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18937: cover letter; CV; research statement (not to exceed two pages); statement of teaching interests and philosophy (not to exceed one page); and up to three representative samples of published or unpublished work. Candidates at the junior level should also request three reference letters to be submitted on their behalf via Academic Jobs Online.  Candidates at the tenured level may be contacted about references later in the application process.

For full consideration, materials must be received by Wednesday, October 31, 2021. Review of applications will begin on that date and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department's web page is: http://linguistics.stanford.edu/

Please direct all inquiries to lingjobs@stanford.edu
 

Department of Philosophy

Senior Rank Philosopher of Physics

The Philosophy Department at Stanford invites applications for a senior rank philosopher of physics. The department is seeking an exceptional philosopher with an active program of research in progress and an outstanding record of achievement. A strong commitment to excellent teaching is essential.

Applicants will be expected to teach four courses per year at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to perform the usual non-teaching duties. Please direct questions to Linda Fagan <lmfagan@stanford.edu>.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Senior candidates are invited to apply online via Academic Jobs Online with a cover letter describing academic background and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, samples of recent scholarship and a research statement of no more than three pages.

 

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Tenure-Line Assistant Professor

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Stanford University is seeking applications for a tenure-line Assistant Professor. The primary area is Russian literature and culture over all periods of their history. Candidates with expertise in other Slavic languages and cultures are also welcome to apply. The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is part of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, a consortium of departments that collaborate on curricular and research initiatives and on hiring. Candidates must demonstrate strong scholarship and excellence in teaching. Near-native fluency in Russian and English is required. The candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year. We anticipate a start date of September 1, 2022.

Application materials must be submitted online via www.academicjobsonline.org (direct link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18924). In order to be considered for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching statement, three confidential letters of recommendation, a brief statement of research interests (no more than three pages) and teaching evaluations (if available). In the teaching statement, candidates should address their ability to appeal to and work with a broad range of students of varied interests and backgrounds. The deadline for applying is November 1, 2021.

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may include as part of their research or teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals (statement not to exceed 3 pages).

Natural Sciences

Department of Biology

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Ecology

The Department of Biology at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in ecology. This is a broad search: we seek a scientist who does pioneering work on ecological systems at any scale, from the molecular to the global, exploring such dimensions as dynamics, diversity, processes, and change, using any relevant approaches. We are interested in candidates situated at the core of ecology today, and those whose work interfaces with other disciplines, such as in the health, life, physical, and social sciences. The successful candidate will be a member of the Ecology and Evolution group within the Biology Department, whose focus is the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of life—on land and at sea, in the wild, and in the heart of human activity—to deepen fundamental understanding and to support societal decision-making. The successful candidate will be immersed, furthermore, in Stanford’s uniquely collaborative culture. Exciting opportunities for engagement across campus include an emerging new Stanford school focused on sustainability and climate, numerous interdisciplinary institutes and centers, and research stations at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve and Hopkins Marine Station.

Applicants should submit: (1) a statement (not to exceed 3 pages) that describes the applicant’s (a) prior and current research and their vision and plans for future research, and (b) teaching and mentorship philosophy, approach, and experience; (2) a statement (not to exceed 1 page) that describes the applicant’s commitment to and experience in promoting diversity, equity, and justice; (3) a cover letter; (4) a curriculum vitae including publication list; and (5) three letters of recommendation.

Interested candidates should apply by October 31, 2021, for full consideration; the application is online at AcademicJobsOnline.org: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19248. The appointment will begin September 1, 2022.

For information about the Biology Department, visit http://biology.stanford.edu/.

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 2022.  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 Spring 2020.

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, 2021.

Application Link: Stanford SAP #17997

Department of Physics

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the area of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

The Department of Physics at Stanford University is seeking applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in the area of theoretical condensed matter physics, broadly construed. Applicants should exhibit the potential of running a world-leading independent research program.  They should possess good communication skills and a commitment to teaching and mentoring.  The successful candidate must have a PH.D. in Physics and will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  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, 2022. 

Applicants should send materials to the search committee through AcademicJobsOnline. Candidates should upload:

  • a cover letter.
  • curriculum vitae.
  • a publication list; please indicate with bold or an asterisk what you consider your top three publications.
  • a research and teaching statement (three-page combined maximum). 
  • at least three and no more than five letters of reference.

All materials should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19520.  For full consideration, materials must be received by December 1, 2021. Later applications may be considered at the discretion of the search committee.

Further information about Stanford Physics may be found at physics.stanford.edu. Inquiries may be directed to Noelle Rudolph, nrudolph at stanford dot edu. 

Department of Statistics

Associate or Full Professor (Teaching) in Data Science

The Statistics Department at Stanford University invites applications for a position at the Associate or Full Professor (Teaching) level in Data Science. The initial appointment for either rank is up to 6 years. The Associate Professor (Teaching) term is renewable for an unlimited number of 6-yr terms or for a continuing term, which provides security of appointment without requiring further formal reappointment.  The Professor (Teaching) term is renewable for a continuing term.  

Decisions on reappointment and promotion, like decisions on initial appointment, are subject to the exercise of professional and scholarly judgment and discretion by the

university’s departmental faculty and academic leadership.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant area such as Statistics, Computer Science, or the social sciences, and be recognized for distinguished contributions to the teaching and practice of Data Science. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a robust  program in Data Science that includes teaching an introductory data science course and, depending on the candidate’s background and interests, may include mentoring students in the practice of data science or research.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, a statement (not to exceed 3 pages) of  interests in teaching, research, and practice, course evaluations, and not more than one preprint/reprint about the candidate’s work in one of these areas.  Applications should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19298. Questions may be submitted to search@stat.stanford.edu.

Evaluation of applicants will begin November 16, 2021.  Applications must be

received by December 11, 2021 to be guaranteed consideration.

The successful candidate will play a major role in the new undergraduate interdisciplinary Data Science degree which will be offered jointly by the Departments of Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Management Science and Engineering. The position will be housed in the Statistics Department, which 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, the School of Engineering, and the School of Education. 

Social Sciences

Department of Anthropology

Assistant Professor- Anthropology/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 be engaged in field or laboratory research that complements and expands the existing research profile of the Department. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach and mentor a diverse student body.


For full consideration, materials must be received by September 20, 2021. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2022. Send vita, letter describing qualifications and interests, one example of written work, and the names of three referees to Professor Barbara L. Voss, Chair, Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, 450 Jane Stanford Way, 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/18840

Department of Political Science, Department of Psychology

Open Rank Position: Public Impact Professor in the Social Sciences (Political Science or Psychology)

Stanford University invites applications for an open rank, tenure-line position as a Public Impact Professor in the Social Sciences.

Appointment as a Public Impact Professor will be based on three criteria: (1) A record of exceptional scholarship advancing the understanding of important social problems, (2) A record of achievement creating opportunities for undergraduates and/or graduate students to develop competencies and expertise at the intersection of science and practice, and (3) Demonstrated impact beyond the university through: (a) distinguished public service in government or the social sector, (b) high-profile engagement in public deliberation and debate, or (c) the establishment of meaningful research partnerships with public or social sector institutions.

This search is being jointly conducted by the Departments of Political Science and Psychology and candidates in either field are encouraged to apply. We are open as to area of research interest and specialization as long as the above criteria are met.

The successful applicant for this position will be appointed in the School of Humanities and Sciences. The successful applicant will have teaching and advising responsibilities in their home department and will also be expected to contribute to the university’s efforts to accelerate the impact of research on social problems through Stanford Impact Labs and related efforts.

Untenured applicants should send a cover letter, CV, research statement (not to exceed 3 pages), teaching evaluations, and a writing sample along with at least three professional letters of recommendation.

Tenured applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, research statement (not to exceed 3 pages), and teaching evaluations.

In addition, candidates should include a statement of public impact (not to exceed 2 pages) addressing how the candidate has achieved distinction in driving impact beyond the university.

For full consideration, materials should be received by October 15, 2021.

Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19584

Department of Political Science

Open Rank, Tenure Line Position in International/Comparative Political Economy

The Department of Political Science at Stanford University is seeking applications for an open rank, tenure line position in international/comparative political economy.

Candidates for an untenured position at the rank of assistant professor should demonstrate evidence of a creative research trajectory and a commitment to excellence in teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Untenured applicants should send a cover letter, CV, research statement (not to exceed 3 pages), teaching evaluations, and a writing sample along with at least three professional letters of recommendation.

Candidates for a tenured position at the rank of associate or full professor should demonstrate substantial evidence of a creative research career, impact on his or her field of study, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Tenured applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, research statement (not to exceed 3 pages), and teaching evaluations.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 but applications may be considered after that date. Application materials must be submitted on-line via

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19078

Department of Psychology

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position

The Department of Psychology at Stanford University is seeking applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor position, with a research focus on human cognition and/or development. 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 describe in their statement their philosophy and preparation to teach courses and mentor students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Stanford Psychology Department values faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; candidates may include as part of their statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals.

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/18941. For full consideration, materials must be received by 10/1/2021. The term of appointment will begin on 9/1/2022.

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