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Open Rank Faculty Position in Philosophy of Education

The Stanford Graduate School of Education invites applications for an Open Rank tenure-line position in the Philosophy of Education. We especially welcome scholars who bring clarity and new ways of thinking about pressing contemporary and future issues that address discourse and decisions relevant to education in the broadest sense of diverse groups of learners across the lifespan.

Applicants are required to provide:

  • a cover letter (short)
  • research statement (~2 pages)
  • teaching statement (~1 page)
  • curriculum vitae
  • three scholarly publications and/or well-developed papers
  • Applicants for Assistant rank positions should submit three letters of reference.
  • Applicants for Associate and Full Professor ranks should submit three names of references (complete with addresses and phone numbers). We will request letters of recommendation for a short list of finalists only.

Ph.D./Ed.D. or enrollment in a Ph.D./Ed.D. program with anticipated degree conferral by the time of appointment as Assistant Professor is required.

All application materials must be submitted online.  Please submit your application at the following site:

Application deadline is October 15th, 2023.

Questions pertaining to this position may be directed to Tanya Chamberlain, Faculty Affairs Officer,

The Graduate School of Education 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:

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 also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.

The expected base pay range for this position is:

  • Assistant: $130,000 - $148,000
  • Associate: $152,000 - $185,000
  • Full: $200,000 - $265,000

Stanford University has provided a 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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