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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


Staff Positions

Research Assistant to Professor Sigfried Hecker (Job #70454)

Professor Siegfried Hecker is seeking a research assistant with outstanding academic credentials to conduct research, draft reports, support teaching and lecture activities, and assist with a range of administrative needs. The research assistant will support the scholarly and policy research of Prof. Hecker, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and Professor, (Research), Management Sciences and Engineering. The research assistant will play an essential role in Professor Hecker’s efforts to reduce nuclear risks posed by nuclear programs in China, Russia, Pakistan, India, Iran, and North Korea. Specifically, the research assistant will support Professor Hecker’s sponsored projects by conducting research on topics ranging from the history of U.S. – Russia lab-to-lab cooperation to nuclear risk reduction initiatives with Russia, China, and Pakistan, to ongoing research on Iran and North Korea’s nuclear capabilities. In addition, the research assistant will provide administrative support for Professor Hecker’s ambitious research and teaching agenda; for example, by assisting in organizing conferences and travel, managing two courses annually, and overseeing the finances and reporting for sponsored research grants.

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Senior Research Scholar (Job #70532)

CISAC is seeking a Senior Research Scholar/Associate Director for Research. This is a three-year, fixed-term position, renewable based on performance and funding availability. Reporting directly to and working closely with the faculty co-directors, the associate director for research plays a pivotal role in: overseeing the Center’s fellowship program; securing and stewarding financial support from foundations and government organizations; building and maintaining CISAC’s multi-disciplinary, highly collegial culture; developing and implementing a strategic vision for research, policy outreach, and teaching; disseminating the Center’s research to policymakers; and developing Center seminars and programs.  

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Postdoctoral Scholars

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Stanford Student Positions

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