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Open Rank Position in Global Governance for Sustainability

Apply now Work type: University Tenure Line
Location: Stanford University
Categories: Doerr School of Sustainability

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Global Governance for Sustainability. The scope of the search is broad, and we welcome applications from scholars studying environmental governance issues with global implications in a variety of settings, including local, national, and international levels. We invite candidates who have completed or will soon complete their PhD in political science or related fields, such as political economy and environmental policy, to apply. The successful candidate will serve as faculty in the Social Sciences Division of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.

Candidates for an untenured position at the rank of assistant professor must have a PhD or be enrolled in a PhD program or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application, with expected degree completion by date of appointment as an assistant professor. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of a creative research trajectory, interest in interdisciplinary approaches, and a commitment to excellence in teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants for an untenured position must include with their application:

  1. a cover letter,

  2. CV,

  3. a combined research and teaching statement of no more than three pages, 

  4. graduate school transcripts, 

  5. a writing sample, 

  6. name and contact information for three professional references.

Candidates for a tenured position of Associate or Full Professor should demonstrate substantial evidence of a creative research career, impact on the field, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Tenured applicants must include with their application:

  1. a letter of interest, 

  2. CV,

  3. a combined research and teaching statement of no more than three pages,

  4. teaching evaluations, 

  5. name and contact information for three professional references (for tenured applicants, referees will not be automatically contacted, but may be contacted at a later stage).

The Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability and Stanford University value faculty who will help foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks.  Candidates may choose to include as part of their research and teaching statements a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals.  Additional information about Stanford's IDEAL initiative may be found here:

Application packages should be submitted online at this link. Review of applications will begin September 18, 2023, and to guarantee full consideration, your application should be submitted by this date. 

For questions regarding this position, please contact Marisa MacAskill at

The expected base pay range for this position is: 

  • Assistant Professor: $126,000-$145,000

  • Associate Professor: $155,000 - $190,000

  • Professor: $186,000 - $248,000

Stanford University has provided a base pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate including years since terminal degree, training, and field or discipline; departmental budget availability; internal equity; and external market pay for comparable jobs.

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