Position Posting: Research Scholar

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The Japan Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center is seeking a research scholar with a Ph.D. in political science, economics, or related areas to conduct research on Japanese politics or economy and to assist in teaching a course on Contemporary Japan.  

The position is one-year, fixed-term, renewable for an additional year based on performance and funding availability. Start date September 1, 2018. 

The research scholar will assist faculty members of the Japan Program in teaching a course on contemporary Japan:

  • Lecture and lead class discussions 
  • Schedule guest instructors
  • Hold office hours for students
  • Maintain the course website on canvas
  • Develop topics for short papers and assist faculty instructors with evaluation process
  • Promote student awareness of course related seminars and panel discussions that are occurring within APARC and other centers at FSI 


The research scholar will help the Japan Program organize academic conferences that will be scheduled during the academic year 2018-2019:

  • Invite speakers and communicate agenda and logistics
  • Participate in the conferences
  • Author, write and publish a detailed report on the conferences
  • Publish the report on the Japan Program website 


The research scholar will contribute to the Japan Program:

  • Conduct his/her own research related to Japan
  • Present his/her own research at Japan Program colloquium

Interact with other researchers at the Japan Program



  • Working in a capacity which ordinarily requires a Ph.D. or its equivalent in research skill and subject knowledge, a Research Scholar is involved directly in the execution, and frequently the design, of a PI's research activities. 
  • For consideration and job details, please submit curriculum vitae, cover letter, two writing samples on relevant topics, and the names and contact information of three references by March 01, 2018 at the link below for requisition id 77423: 


  • A background check will be required for the final candidate  

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions or any other characteristic protected by law.


Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


Job Family: Research

Job Code: 6784

Grade: R99