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CISAC Employment

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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 Appointment in Emerging International Security Issues

Stanford University seeks candidates for a new faculty position in emerging issues in international security. 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:

  • China and the changing global balance of power
  • Civil wars and terrorism
  • Cybersecurity
  • Coercion and decision making
  • 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. The position can be either freestanding within FSI or jointly appointed at FSI and an academic department or professional school.

Applicants should possess an exceptional record of research and publication and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should also have substantial interest or proven expertise in making, advising or implementing policy. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership for the study of emerging issues in international security and cooperation at Stanford University.

Applications may be submitted electronically via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org) under Stanford University/Freeman Spogli Institute. The deadline for submission is November 1, 2015. 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 bbyrne@stanford.edu.

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.

 

Cybersecurity Postdoctoral Scholar (Critical Infrastructure)

Project description: A post-doctoral position is anticipated to be available under a new DHS-funded project aimed at providing cybersecurity assurance for critical infrastructure. The project, which will be housed in the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), will focus on the challenges posed by cyberattacks based in the critical infrastructure supply chain, including both software and hardware. The project will involve modeling the architecture, dependencies and dynamics for several critical infrastructure sectors (e.g., the financial system, the power grid; communications networks) and developing both preemptive and reactive solutions that can minimize the number and impact of cyberattacks exploiting component and/or software vulnerabilities introduced accidentally or deliberately in the supply chain.

Qualifications: Applicants should be highly self-motivated and have a background in simulation and modeling of highly complex, dynamic networks and systems in the context of cybersecurity. Applicants should also have very strong written and verbal communications skills. The position includes a strong benefits package and a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Appointment start date and term: The appointment begins in January 2016. The term is one year initially, with an opportunity to continue depending on performance and funding availability.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and contact information for three references to Shelby Speer at sspeer@stanford.edu.

 

Cybersecurity Postdoctoral Scholar ("Regulatory Options to Manage Systemic Risks")

Project description: A post-doctoral position is available under a new Department of Homeland Security-funded project aimed at providing cybersecurity assurance for critical infrastructure. The project, which will be housed in the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), will focus on systemic risks to the electric power sector infrastructure and regulatory options that may mitigate those risks. The project will involve gathering information about the dimensions of systemic risk in the electric power sector, identifying regulatory strategies for managing those risks, and developing a model to evaluate the potential effectiveness of those strategies.

Qualifications: Applicants should be highly self-motivated, disciplined, and have a background in empirical qualitative and mixed methods research. Candidates with experience working in policy analysis, risk analysis, organization studies, and/or science and technology studies are preferred. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are essential. The position includes a strong benefits package and a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and contact information for three references.

Appointment start date and term: The appointment begins in 2016; the start date is somewhat flexible, but preference will be given to candidates who can begin relatively early in the year. The initial term is one year, with an opportunity to continue for up to 54 months (4.5 years), depending on performance and funding availability.

Application Deadline: Preferred Deadline: September 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm; Regular Deadline: October 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and contact information for three references to Shelby Speer at sspeer@stanford.edu.

 


Stanford Student Positions at CISAC

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