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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


Fellowship and Student Programs Manager - Job no. 75291


*Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) seeks a talented individual to work in one of the nation’s leading interdisciplinary, university-based research and training centers addressing critical international security issues. The Center draws on scholars from around the world and from a range of disciplines, integrating political, regional, and scientific expertise to develop policy-oriented solutions to the most vexing global challenges.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Administration and Finance, the qualified candidate will manage the administrative aspects of the Center’s three academic programs: the visiting student researcher and postdoctoral fellowship program, the undergraduate honors program, and the undergraduate research assistantship program. The candidate is responsible for complete administrative oversight of the curricular, administrative, HR, and financial components of these programs. The candidate, in partnership with Center leadership, plays a lead role in the development, implementation, evaluation, and stewardship of CISAC academic programs. The candidate evaluates programs on an ongoing basis, develops and implements improvements to any process-oriented or financial issues, and documents findings for analysis and planning purposes.

The candidate researches and analyzes initiatives and activities for potential new alumni, graduate student, undergraduate, and other education programs and executes those new activities.

For consideration please submit resume and cover letter. All final candidates must complete background check.

Administer and support programs or functions under general supervision. Manage administrative aspects of academic programs, including fellowship selection and appointment processes and large-scale events, such as annual orientation, honors college in Washington, D.C., and honors graduation.

  • Independently implement, administer and evaluate day-to-day activities of the unit, function or program. Act as key contact.
  • Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.
  • Analyze and interpret policies; develop, revise and implement procedures for program or function.
  • Represent the program or function within the department, unit or school. May also represent the program or function to external constituencies.
  • Organize and/or participate in outreach activities that may include communications, events, training, and/or conferences. May participate in development of budgets or oversee budgets and process, monitor and approve expenditures.
  • May direct staff to perform various tasks and assignments. May also supervise staff.
* - Other duties may also be assigned

Postdoctoral Scholars

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Stanford Student Positions (positions open only to Stanford students)

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