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    Faculty Appointment - Contemporary Japan Studies
  • Faculty Appointment - Contemporary Japan Studies
  • Senior Research Scholar - South Asia
  • Program Coordinator - The U.S.-Asia Security Initiative

Faculty Appointment - Contemporary Japan Studies

Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) seeks candidates for a faculty appointment in contemporary, policy-relevant Japan studies. The position is a freestanding, continuing-term appointment within FSI’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and open with respect to rank and disciplinary focus in the social sciences. The new faculty member will be appointed as either an endowed Senior Fellow (equivalent to associate or full professor) or as a Center Fellow (equivalent to assistant professor), with the possibility of promotion to a continuing-term Senior Fellow.
Applicants should possess an exceptional record of research and publication and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should demonstrate substantial interest or proven expertise in policy making, advising, or implementation. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership for the study of emerging issues in Japan at Stanford University.
Applications may be submitted electronically and should include a cover letter that summarizes the candidate’s research interests, current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography, and at least three samples of scholarly publication. Junior candidates should also submit the names of three references. Please submit applications by April 15, 2019, to Belinda Byrne, FSI Faculty Affairs, at
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.

Senior Research Scholar - South Asia

Requisition ID: 81148

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center seeks to fill the position of Senior Research Scholar on South Asia to actively develop and promote policy-relevant research on South Asia at the Center.

Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) and a minimum of five years of postdoctoral experience publishing research related to policy issues in South Asia including (but not limited to) analysis related to political economy, domestic politics, economic development, public policy, security, international relations, and comparative governance.

The Senior Research Scholar, who is expected to be in residence and to take part in Center activities throughout the academic year, will have responsibility for

  • conducting policy-relevant research on South Asia, individually and in collaboration with other social science scholars studying South Asia;
  • organizing a seminar series on South Asia; 
  • developing and managing cooperative relationships with academic and policy research institutions in South Asia;
  • serving as a mentor to postdoctoral fellows and global affiliate fellows at the Center as well as Stanford undergraduate and graduate students with related research interests;
  • advising and collaborating with visiting scholars from South Asian countries; and 
  • working closely in coordination with the Center Director and with other faculty members within the Center and across campus to promote excellence in the study of policy issues in South Asia.

Initial appointment is for three years with a possibility of extension. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an attractive benefits package.


Qualified applicants should have a professional or academic background in issues related to South Asia with a demonstrated capacity for analytical and policy-relevant research in an area of politics, economics, security, political economy or international relations of South Asian countries.

  • A PhD in political science, economics, public policy, sociology, or other social science, or commensurate record of professional accomplishment, is required.
  • Excellent publication record and/or evidence of outstanding potential for research and teaching.
  • Well-developed conceptual and analytic skills and proven ability to design and develop a program of independent research, courses, and outreach.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of current and planned research interests by January 31, 2019.

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 mission.

Program Coordinator - The U.S.-Asia Security Initiative

Program Coordinator (Administrative Associate 3)

Job Code: 4103
Grade: F
Exemption: Non-exempt



Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description.

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) is dedicated to the study of critical issues affecting the countries of Asia and their regional and global relations. Our scholar community is comprised of distinguished academics and practitioners in government, business, and civil society. Through policy-relevant research, publications, education, public programs, and international collaborations, we address pressing challenges in a world in which Asia plays an increasingly central role.

The U.S.-Asia Security Initiative (USASI) facilitates inter-disciplinary, policy-relevant research on security and international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region and seeks to offer practical steps that stakeholders can take to strengthen U.S. alliance commitments in the region.                                                                                                              
The USASI Program Coordinator will play a key role in the ongoing efforts to expand the scope of USASI, and will support educational, research, and public outreach activities of USASI.   

This position reports to the Director of USASI and works closely with the Associate Director of USASI and Program Manager of the Taiwan Democracy and Security Projects.


Provide administrative or operational support with limited supervision. May be responsible for leading other administrative staff or subordinates.


  • Act on behalf of the supervisor, department manager, or chair in regards to establishing priorities and identifying and resolving problems that are administrative in nature.
  • Oversee and/or perform duties associated with scheduling, organizing, and operating complex conferences, seminars, and events, including arranging with vendors for services, overseeing the production and distribution of materials, administering logistics, and managing event within budget.
  • Compose and draft documents and correspondence for presentations, course handouts, grants, conferences, seminars, and reports; perform substantial editing and fact checking. Create, maintain, modify, and/or ensure accuracy of content in various unit documents, displays, reports, brochures, social media, and/or websites.
  • Plan and schedule calendar(s) with limited consultation, resolve calendaring conflicts, and arrange travel in compliance with unit, university, and sponsor policies.
  • Create complex reports and spreadsheets which may utilize specialized software and systems.
  • Oversee and/or process a variety of complex financial transactions; produce, monitor, and reconcile budget statements; research, identify, and resolve discrepancies. May assist with capital or special equipment requests and/or vendor selection.
  • Coordinate and monitor routine maintenance services completion.  Plan and coordinate office moves and/or minor renovation projects.
  • May lead staff or supervise day-to-day work of student and/or temporary workers, including scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, reviewing work for quality and timeliness, and providing performance review input.
    * - Other duties may also be assigned


Education & Experience:

High school diploma and four years of administrative experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

Bachelor of Arts degree preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software and email applications.
  • Demonstrated success in following through and completing projects.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and assign work to others.
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.

Certifications and Licenses:



  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sitting.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl.
    * - 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.



  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

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, or any other characteristic protected by law.