Hoover Fellows Program

A PATH for early-career scholars

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.

The academic activities of the Hoover Institution generally fall into the areas of Economic Policy, Politics and Governance, and National Security.  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 or formal administrative responsibilities associated with this position. Salary and benefits are highly competitive.

Candidates must have or expect to complete a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field, including economics, history, international relations, national security, political science, and public policy.

To see a list of the current Hoover fellows, click here.

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.

Successful applicants will have a proven record of and potential for scholarly excellence. Applicants must have completed a PhD or equivalent degree by September 1, 2022.

Completed applications must be submitted online by December 11, 2021

A candidate must have or expect to complete a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field. Completed applications must be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19560.


Please direct questions to Kathy Campitelli (kathy.campitelli [at] 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.