Hoover Fellows Program

A new path for early-career scholars

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University seeks outstanding scholars for appointments at the newly created rank of Hoover Fellows. The term of the appointment is 5 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 & Governance, and National Security. Candidates’ work should fit into at least one of these categories.  A candidate must have completed a PhD or equivalent degree in economics, history, international relations, political science, public policy, computer science, electrical engineering, physics or other related fields.

Hoover Fellows are expected to maintain a vibrant and productive scholarly research agenda, and achieve a considerable publication record and scholarly impact during their time at Hoover, through the pursuit of topics that also have implications for public policy.

Hoover Fellows are expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Hoover Institution. There will be no teaching or formal administrative responsibilities during the appointment. Salary and benefits are highly competitive.

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 (2 pages maximum)
  • Three letters of recommendation that focus on the candidate’s research and research potential

Successful applicants will have a proven record of scholarly excellence. Applicants must have completed a PhD or equivalent degree by September 1, 2019, though preference will be given to candidates with post-graduate experience.

Completed applications must be submitted online by December 1, 2018 at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12287 or by clicking below.


Please direct questions to Pam Widrin (pwidrin [at] stanford.edu). Candidates under consideration will be contacted mid-January, 2019.        

Offer decisions are expected mid-March, 2019.

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 those who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research mission.