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 Two. 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 and the ability of great powers for the first time in history to destroy each other's societies.
CISAC is recruiting for the following positions:
Stanford University seeks candidates for a new faculty position focused on emerging issues in international security. This is an open search with respect to disciplinary expertise; the rank is equivalent to the level of associate or full professor. We are interested in building on and complementing our historic strengths in arms control and nuclear nonproliferation. The successful candidate will have expertise in international security and cooperation issues, which may include:
Biosecurity and infectious disease
China and the changing global balance of power
Civil wars and terrorism
Ethics and international security
International governance, organizations and cooperation
Science and global security
The new faculty member will be appointed as the Steven C. Hazy Senior Fellow, an endowed faculty chair, either in a freestanding position wholly within the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and affiliated with the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), or as a joint appointment between FSI and an academic department in the social, natural, applied or clinical sciences.
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 and should include a cover letter that summarizes the candidate’s research interests, current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography and samples of scholarly publication. Please submit applications to Belinda Byrne, FSI Faculty Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by postal mail to 616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305-6055.
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.
Program on Cybersecurity and the Future of the Internet
CISAC is expanding efforts in cybersecurity and the future of the Internet. The Center is seeking a unique individual, ideally with a mix of scholarly and practical experience, who will serve as a leader for this initiative, develop a scholarly agenda and provide programmatic leadership for CISAC’s various activities on cybersecurity and the future of the Internet. This is a three-year, fixed-term term.
The senior research scholar or research associate will:
Work in collaboration with faculty to develop a scholarly agenda to guide CISAC’s work in cybersecurity and the future of the Internet, identifying areas for research, programmatic activity and policy outreach;
Conduct his/her own research in the field, publishing scholarly work in peer-reviewed journals and placing policy-oriented work in general interest publications, with the aim of contributing to and shaping scholarly knowledge and public dialogue;
Develop a set of programs, which are likely to include scholarly seminars, workshops, conferences and other activities, to advance academic work in cybersecurity, build relationships among leaders from different sectors, contribute to the formulation of policy and contribute the improvement of business practices related to cybersecurity;
Consult with CISAC’s co-directors to provide leadership and support for CISAC’s campus-wide efforts to convene faculty and researchers on cybersecurity issues, identifying faculty, students and others working in the field, drawing them together around issues of common interest, developing activities (perhaps a reading or working group) and cultivating an enduring, Stanford-based, academic community;
Develop a network of cybersecurity experts from many fields, including academia, government, civil society organizations and the private sector, to participate in and contribute to the CISAC-based cyber initiative;
Collaborate with with faculty and FSI development staff to develop fundraising goals, articulating the financial needs of the cybersecurity program, identifying prospective donors, and drafting documents to support interaction with those donors;
Manage the annual recruitment of pre- and post-doctoral CISAC fellows in cybersecurity and participate in the competitive selection process;
Deliver, on occasion and by invitation, guest lectures in Stanford courses, and participate fully in the intellectual life of CISAC as a full member of the Center’s community, enhancing other academic work by collaborating with colleagues in other fields and welcoming their collaboration on cybersecurity matters.
Learn more about the job qualifications and application details here:
Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), within the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), is one of the nation’s leading research centers devoted to addressing the most pressing international security problems. Through the production of policy-relevant research, teaching and training of the next generation of security scholars and leaders, and advice to and engagement with policy makers, CISAC seeks to build a safer world.
CISAC is searching for an administration and finance coordinator. Reporting to the associate director for administration and finance, the administration and finance coordinator provides financial and administrative support for all of CISAC.
Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Supervising approximately three non-exempt staff.
• Acting as the sponsored research administrator for all Center grants and contracts, including assisting with proposal preparation and routing, post-award reporting and expenditure review.
• Monitoring and approving all Center financial transactions.
• Assisting with budget development and reporting.
• Staffing or assisting with faculty, research staff and administrative staff hiring processes.
• Implementing personnel actions, managing all personnel needs for affiliated faculty, visiting faculty, visiting scholars, affiliates, and other short-term visitors.
• Assisting with administrative programs.
This person has wide-ranging responsibilities for all activities during each stage of grant and contract sponsored research processing, from initiation to close-out. Sponsored research comprises about 40% of CISAC’s $5M annual budget.
The administration and finance coordinator works closely with the fellowship, student and alumni programs coordinator on administrative and financial arrangements for fellows, visiting faculty, visiting scholars, and affiliates.
• Experience with Stanford sponsored research, financial and personnel systems is preferred.
• Minimum three years’ experience in university sponsored research, in the pre-award and post-award phases.
• Superb analytical skills and the ability to recognize, interpret and apply complex policies and procedures to individual situations.
• Excellent negotiation skills, including experience negotiating with funders.
• Minimum three years’ experience supervising non-exempt staff.
• Experience with faculty, research staff and admin staff search, appointment, reappointment and hiring processes.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate diplomatically in person and in writing with a diverse and international group of individuals.
• Superb problem-solving skills and the tenacity to see a complex problem through to resolution.
• Proven experience in financial management, budget development, variance reporting, and budget monitoring. Extraordinary regard for accuracy and the ability to work virtually error-free in finance.
• Proven ability to exercise exceptional judgment and the ability to weigh competing needs of important stakeholders simultaneously.
• Ability to explain financial and sponsored research information to a variety of audiences.
• Ability to partner with faculty, researchers and staff.
• Ability to initiate actions independently.
• An innate and very strong customer service orientation, with the desire to teach and help others.
• Superb mastery of Excel, PowerPoint and Stanford administrative and financial systems.
• Familiarity with and knowledge of international security and cooperation issues.
• Exemplary discretion when dealing with private or sensitive information.
Background check will be required for all final candidates. To apply, please go to http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/ and search for job number #52196.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer.
THIS IS A ONE YEAR FIXED-TERM POSITION, WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION
Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) seeks a talented individual to work in one of the country’s leading interdisciplinary, university-based research and training centers addressing critical international security issues. The Center 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. The qualified candidate will support administration and research in the areas of nuclear weapons doctrine and policy, and terrorism and counterterrorism.
Faculty and research scholar/associate director support:
• Provide daily administrative support to CISAC faculty member and one research scholar/associate director.
• Manage daily calendars, including juggling rapidly changing and competing
• Manage all sponsored research budgets, develop initial budgets for projects, and monitor expenditures and other grant-related items.
• Prepare major detailed reports to funders.
• Arrange domestic and international travel.
• Handle all reimbursements for travel, events, and research.
• Assist with class preparation, including maintaining lists of students, communicating with students, maintaining a class web site, and assisting in grade reporting.
• Organize and run a United Nations Security Council Simulation, held in February at the Hoover Institution for Stanford undergraduates and graduate students.
• Help plan, prepare, invite, send notifications, and set up a weekly social science seminar with leading scholars for a multi-disciplinary audience.
• Assist with preparing written pieces for publication by drafting, editing, fact-checking, preparing bibliographies, and footnoting.
• Conduct some in-depth research on topics in nuclear weapons doctrine, policy, and history, and on terrorism and counterterrorism.
• Maintain an efficient filing system.
• Successful completion of a 4 year college degree and knowledge of international affairs.
• Curious about how the world works.
• Absolute discretion when handling sensitive information.
• Excellent written communication skills.
• Proven ability to work productively, collegially, and diplomatically in person in an academic environment with a diverse and international group of individuals.
• Exceptional organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to follow through on tasks until completion.
• Exceptional ability to prioritize competing tasks.
• Incumbent must have the ability to meet deadlines, be highly organized, self directed, and have strong Power Point, Word, Excel, and calendaring skills.
• Superb analytical and problem-solving skills to be applied to administration and research.
• Excellent ability to master new ideas and learn new research areas.
• Excellent ability to write organized and clear scholarly précises and notes.
• Experienced in advanced research skills, including reading new material and being able to write out the most important points.
• Excellent ability to find and retrieve relevant new material, fact-check, footnote, compile bibliographies, as well as organize and manage substantial amounts of research materials.
• A commitment to accuracy and meticulous crediting of sources.
THIS IS A FIXED-TERM POSITION. THE TERM CONCLUDES AUGUST 31, 2014, AND MAY BE EXTENDED BASED ON PERFORMANCE AND FUNDING AVAILABILITY.
Background check will be required for all final candidates. To apply, please go to http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/ and search for job number #52721.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer.
Stanford Student Positions at CISAC
If you are interested in applying for Stanford student positions please email your resume, transcript (unofficial), writing sample (maximum 5 pages), and cover letter (optional) to Dmitry Soustin at email@example.com. Please note these positions are open to Stanford students only.