Social Science Research Scholar, Japan Program

California, United States
06 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Japan Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center is seeking a research scholar with a Ph.D. in political science, economics, or related areas to conduct research on Japanese politics or economy and to assist in teaching a course on Contemporary Japan. 

The position is one-year fixed-term. Start date September 1, 2019.

The research scholar will assist faculty members of the Japan Program in teaching a course on contemporary Japan:

  • Lecture and lead class discussions 
  • Schedule guest instructors
  • Hold office hours for students
  • Maintain the course website on canvas
  • Develop topics for short papers and assist faculty instructors with evaluation process
  • Promote student awareness of course related seminars and panel discussions that are occurring within APARC and other centers at FSI 

The research scholar may help the Japan Program organize academic conferences that will be scheduled during the academic year 2019-2020:

  • Invite speakers and communicate agenda and logistics
  • Participate in the conferences
  • Author, write and publish a detailed report on the conferences
  • Publish the report on the Japan Program website 

The research scholar will contribute to the Japan Program:

  • Conduct his/her own research related to Japan
  • Present his/her own research at Japan Program colloquium
  • Interact with other researchers at the Japan Program


  • Working in a capacity which ordinarily requires a Ph.D. or its equivalent in research skill and subject knowledge, a Research Scholar is involved directly in the execution, and frequently the design, of a PI's research activities. 
  • For consideration and job details, please submit curriculum vitae, cover letter, two writing samples on relevant topics, and three reference letters by December 01, 2018.
  • A background check will be required for the final candidate 

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Job: Academic
Location: Dean of Research
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level: R99
Job Code: 6784 - Social Science Research Scholar