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The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), part of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), is a multidisciplinary community dedicated to research and training in issues of international security. The Center brings together scholars, policymakers, area specialists, business people, and other experts to focus on a wide range of security questions of current importance.

CISAC grew out of Stanford University's pioneering commitment to explore concerns about the escalating arms competition that marked the decades following World War II. With the founding of the Arms Control and Disarmament Program in 1970, Stanford University became one of the first academic institutions in the nation to commit faculty and resources to the study of the critical issues surrounding the Cold War. Today it has expanded its mission to also focus on nuclear risk reduction, biosecurity and global health, cybersecurity, terrorism and homeland security, governnance, migration and transnational flows. 


Current Openings at CISAC


Faculty Positions

Faculty Appointment in International Security Issues

Stanford University seeks candidates for a new faculty position in international security affairs. This is an open search with respect to disciplinary focus. The successful candidate will have expertise in international security and cooperation issues. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research examines:

  • Middle Eastern politics
  • American foreign policy/grand strategy
  • International governance, organizations and cooperation
  • Science, technology and global security

The new faculty member will be appointed as the Steven C. Hazy Senior Fellow, an endowed faculty chair within the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and affiliated with the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). Senior fellows at Stanford University are full members of the Academic Council, with a rank equivalent to associate or full professor.

Applicants should possess an exceptional record of research and publication, outstanding experience in developing, advising, or implementing policy, and a demonstrated commitment to mentoring and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership for FSI’s research, teaching, and policy outreach in international security affairs.

Applications may be submitted electronically via Academic Jobs Online ( under Stanford University/Freeman Spogli Institute. The deadline for submission is November 1, 2016. Applications should include a cover letter that summarizes the candidate’s research interests, a current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography and the names of three references. Questions regarding this application may be directed to Belinda Byrne at

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions.

Staff Positions

There are no open staff positions at this time.


Postdoctoral Scholars

There are no open positions for postdoctoral scholars at this time. To learn about applying for a postdoctoral fellowship, please visit


Stanford Student Positions (positions open only to Stanford students)

Undergraduate Research Assistant to Dr. David Holloway

Mentor: Dr. David Holloway, Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History, Professor of History and of Political Science, Senior Fellow, FSI
The undergraduate research assistant will work with Professor Holloway on a book project about the international history of nuclear weapons. The main responsibility will be the collection and materials, making notes on the materials, and checking footnotes.  Research in Stanford archives may be required.  Good reading knowledge of Mandarin would be a major advantage.  The URA will gain experience in research methods and in the challenges of writing a complex work of history and political science.

Language Requirement: Mandarin Chinese - Fluent in Reading 
Assistantship dates: February 2017-June 2017
Assistant hours: up to 10 hours/week
Pay Rate: $16/ per hour
Please apply for this position through Handshake.


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