The Hoover Institution at Stanford University seeks outstanding scholars for positions as a Hoover Fellow. The term of the appointment is five years and may be renewed. The position is located at the Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA.

During their Fellowship period, Hoover Fellows should publish scholarly articles and books that have implications for public policy. Hoover Fellows are also expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Hoover Institution. There are no teaching responsibilities associated with this position. The 12-month base salary range for this position is $150,000 to $220,000.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field, including economics, history, international relations, national security, political science, and public policy, or expect to compete that degree by September 1st, 2024.

Hoover Fellows are encouraged to engage with Stanford’s broader research community in their respective fields. The Hoover Institution is a research center at Stanford University, located in the heart of Stanford’s campus.

To apply, please submit:

  • A cover letter or statement of interest that includes a description of academic background and experience
  • A recent publication and a current working paper or draft book chapter  
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A future research statement (two pages maximum)
  • Three letters of recommendation that focus on the candidate’s research and research potential.

All materials must submitted electronically by November 17th, 2023. Files will be processed as they are received, so applicants are encouraged to submit applications well before the deadline. 

The 2023-2024 application process are open now.

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Please direct questions to Kathy Campitelli (kathy.campitelli@stanford.edu).



The Hoover Institution is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  The Hoover Institution welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to its mission.

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