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Open Rank Faculty Position in Politics, Governance, and Political Economy of Education

The Stanford Graduate School of Education seeks applicants for an open-rank position in politics, governance and political economy of education. We seek a scholar who brings empirical and conceptual insights to our understanding of the politics of education, educational policy making, educational governance, and/or the political economy of education with a preference for scholars who engage with policy makers or whose work directly informs policy. The scholar will join a community of researchers who study educational phenomena from a range of disciplinary perspectives. They will be expected to teach courses and advise and work with students on topics in their area of expertise.

Applicants are required to provide:

  • a cover letter (short)
  • a research and teaching statement (no more than 3 pages)
  • curriculum vitae 
  • three scholarly publications and/or well-developed papers
  • Applicants for Assistant rank positions should submit three names of references (complete with addresses and phone numbers).  We will request letters immediately.
  • 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 21st, 2024 at 11:55pm

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

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:

  • Professor: $210k - $280k
  • Assoc. Professor: $160k - $189k
  • Asst. Professor: $140k - $153k

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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