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Research Associate


The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University seeks to hire a research associate to contribute to the Institute’s research agenda. The Institute creates knowledge and seeks to implement change that promotes gender equality. Since its founding in 1974, the Institute has offered many programs to further gender equality. We set a broad research agenda, translate gender research, convene interdisciplinary networks of scholars and educate students. Currently we are focused on “reinvigorating the stalled gender revolution.” Institute research projects evolve over time, but recent projects include analysis of gender and performance reviews, girls and women’s leadership and dual-career academic couples.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in the social sciences is required

Desired Qualifications:

  • A broadly trained gender scholar who also has a background in or familiarity with one of the following areas – race/ethnicity, inequality, social movements, organizational behavior or work and family
  • The ability to design, implement and manage research projects and have a background in both quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Openness to a variety of projects, flexible and comfortable working in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work on research teams (with graduate and undergraduate students, research associates, or faculty members and fellows)
  • A strong and efficient writer with experience publishing and co-authoring in scholarly outlets
  • The ability and orientation to translate research to broad non-academic audiences

Candidates should consider applying even if their credentials do not match every desired qualification.

This is a one year fixed term position after which time there may be an opportunity to extend the position. Teaching is not part of the position. Compensation will be based on experience and university guidelines.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter (2 pages max), CV, research statement, writing sample, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to with “Institute research associate application” in the subject line.