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Assistant Professor Computational Neuroscience Non-Tenure Line (Research)

Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California
$165k-$188k + Benefits
Closing date
Jun 26, 2023





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 Professor in the Research Line.  These are non-tenure line faculty positions for scientists who are specializing in computational neuroscience that our ability to understand increasingly large and complex datasets that provide profound opportunities to advance our understanding of brain development and brain health.


The chosen candidates will be expected to engage in translational scholarly research that harnesses the power of “big data” and the development of advanced computational strategies for analytic integration of multidisciplinary conceptual and factual information across related dimensions of inquiry, such as neuroimaging, neuropsychological functioning, behavior, and genomics, among other important underlying biological and psychological aspects of brain development and brain health.


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.  


Individuals appointed as Assistant Professors in the Research Line will have completed one or two years of postdoctoral research experience and, where applicable, will have completed housestaff training.  Their accomplishments during graduate and postgraduate training should already have stamped them as creative and promising investigators.  There should be evidence of the ability to obtain external funding as well as the promise of outstanding performance as a supervisor of graduate students.  Appointment is based on evidence of (or the promise of) high-level performance in research, and (if applicable) teaching and clinical care.


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 $165,000-188,000.  


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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