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 Positions

There are no open faculty positions at this time.

Staff Positions

Communications Manager - 76937


Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), within the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, seeks a talented individual to serve as the Communications Manager at one of the country’s leading interdisciplinary, university-based research and training centers addressing critical international security issues. CISAC draws on leading scholars from a range of disciplines, integrating political, regional, and scientific expertise in international affairs, and applying this expertise to policy-relevant solutions. Candidates should have a keen interest in and knowledge of international affairs, as they would be working with some of the world’s leading scholars focused on global security issues such as nuclear nonproliferation, cybersecurity, biosecurity, counter-terrorism and regional conflict. We are looking for a candidate with strong social media skills who is enthusiastic about trying new storytelling techniques and platforms.
Under the guidance of senior management, the Communications Manager will plan, coordinate and implement communication programs for the center, including internal and external written communications, web and digital communications, and media relations programs and efforts. The Communication Manager will also be responsible for developing innovative and exciting methods for increasing the visibility of CISAC and its faculty’s activities to relevant and specified audiences.  This position works closely with other communications officers at the Freeman Spogli Institute and across campus. (Please read the full description here:

Postdoctoral Scholars

Our fellowship application period is open, please visit this page to learn about CISAC fellowships and this page to find out how to apply.

Stanford Student Positions (positions open only to Stanford students)

There are no undergraduate student positions at this time. For research opportunities, check this page.


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