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Faculty Appointment in Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy

Stanford University seeks candidates for a new faculty position in the politics and foreign policy of Japan. The successful candidate will have expertise in politics, political economy, policy studies, diplomacy, security studies, international relations, or global affairs relating to Japan and the Indo-Pacific region, and will be expected to advance research and education on Japanese politics and foreign policy, in the Japan Program of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC). This is an open search.

The new faculty member will be appointed as freestanding Senior or Center Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) affiliated with APARC. Senior Fellows at Stanford University are full members of the Academic Council, with a rank equivalent to tenured associate or full professor and a continuing term. Center Fellows at Stanford University are also members of the Professoriate and the Academic Council. Joint appointments with other schools may be considered based on candidate credentials.

Applicants should possess an exceptional record of research and publication, outstanding experience in developing, advising, or implementing policy, and a demonstrated commitment to mentoring and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Application packages should be submitted online and include the following documents: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a research statement (up to 3 pages); 3) a diversity statement that demonstrates the applicant’s commitment and potential to contribute to Stanford’s goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion through personal experience or perspective, scholarship, teaching, or service (1 page); 4) a statement of teaching interests (1 page); and 5) a cover letter. Junior candidates should provide the names of three references (Senior candidates may enter N/A).