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Assistant or Associate Professor Translational Neuroscience Non-Tenure Line (Research)

Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California
$165k-$230k + Benefits
Closing date
Jun 26, 2023

Job Details





The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford has a great tradition of fundamental science, translational and clinical research, subspecialty expertise, multidisciplinary education, and influential leadership.  The overarching aim of creating a better future is predicated on our shared pursuit of discovery across the basic, translational, clinical, and population sciences and on our collaborative efforts to translate new knowledge in our training of scientists and expert clinicians, in supporting the careers of outstanding faculty and learners, and in addressing the needs of communities, local and global.

The Department is currently seeking two full-time Professoriate faculty members at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Non-Tenure Line (Research).  These are positions for bench scientists who are specializing in basic and translational scholarly research that significantly advances understanding of the neurophysiological and/or genetic underpinnings of psychiatric illness, as well as psychological resilience and capacity for stress.

The chosen candidate will be expected to engage in translational scholarly research and teaching in areas including, but not limited to, psychiatric genetics, animal models of psychiatric dysfunction and preclinical studies centered on the development of innovative psychiatric treatments targeting social aspects of mental health and contributors to disability such as social functioning and/or resilience to stress among other areas of bench research.

Candidates must hold a doctoral-level degree and have stamped themselves as creative and promising investigators with proven ability to obtain external funding, as well as outstanding performance, or promise for outstanding performance, as a teacher and mentor.  

The major criterion for appointment for faculty in the Non-Tenure Line (Research) is evidence of high-level performance as a researcher for whose special knowledge a programmatic need exists. Faculty rank and line will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Stanford 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. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.


The expected base pay range for this position is:

Assistant Professor: $165,000-188,000

Associate Professor: $199,000-230,000


This pay range reflects base pay, which is based on faculty rank and years in rank.  It may not include all components of faculty compensation or pay from participation in departmental incentive compensation programs.  For more information about compensation and our wide-range of benefits, including housing assistance, please contact the hiring department. Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position.  The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate including equivalent years in rank, training, and field or discipline; internal equity; and external market pay for comparable jobs.


Interested candidates need to apply with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a candidate’s statement outlining experiences and interests and at the following URL:

Please contact Heather Kenna Hall ( with any questions.


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