Work type: University Medical Line, University Tenure Line
Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Medicine
Stanford Medicine is initiating a search for the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine, in the University Medical Line or University Tenure Line. The Chair holds a named, endowed Professorship in the School of Medicine.
Recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions, Stanford University is located in Silicon Valley, the heart of the Bay Area bioscience community. Stanford Medicine is an ecosystem comprised of the School of Medicine and the pediatric and adult health care delivery systems. Together, we harness the full potential of biomedicine through collaborative research, education, and clinical care. Precision health is at the core of what we do, preventing disease before it strikes and treating it decisively when it does.
The Department of Medicine moved to Stanford University campus from San Francisco in 1959. Since then, it has established a long history of outstanding science, commitment to education, and clinical care. Today, the Department has more than 700 faculty and is growing rapidly. Of its 14 divisions, 12 are traditional clinical divisions: Blood and Marrow Transplantation; Cardiovascular Medicine; Endocrinology, Gerontology, and Metabolism; Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Hematology; Hospital Medicine; Immunology and Rheumatology; Infectious Diseases; Nephrology; Oncology; Primary Care and Population Health; and Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine.
The Department differs from traditional departments in that it also has a long history of working in computational science, quantitative science, health services research, informatics, and epidemiology. These areas are the focus of the other 2 divisions in the Department: the Stanford Prevention and Research Center, devoted to understanding the issues of wellness and disease prevention as well as interventions that might allow one to make an impact on health and disease; and Stanford Biomedical Informatics Research, with a long history of technological development and the creation of new methods in bio-informatics.
The Department includes 41 Endowed Professorships, 719 Faculty and 546 Trainees. Sponsored research represents more than 40% of its consolidated funds, with more than $200M in FY 23 alone. Programs cover the entire spectrum of clinical research including quality improvement projects, health services research, cost-effectiveness, health economics, all phases (phase 1-4) of clinical trials including FDA regulated drug and device trials, and epidemiology and population health sciences. Its dynamic research infrastructure supports research across the School of Medicine. Key support groups at Stanford include a dedicated 16-bed Phase 1 Clinical Translational Research Unit; the Stanford Center for Clinical Research; the Quantitative Sciences Unit; the Center for Population Health Sciences; and the Center for Digital Health. In addition, the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and the Stanford Cancer Institute are two world-class multi-disciplinary research centers that provide seed grant funding, training and mentorship opportunities to house staff and fellows. An NIH grant for the Clinical Translational Science Awards has provided 15 years of infrastructural support across the entire School of Medicine for grant writing, quality and compliance, training, participant recruitment, community engagement and more.
Basic science thrives in the Department of Medicine, with 85 basic scientists engaged in a range of laboratory and desk-based programs. The success of department investigators is reflected in its NIH ranking, and recent investments in Team Science are expected to create greater opportunities for collaboration across disciplines. Basic science in the Department reflects Stanford’s tremendous strength in research in cardiovascular disease, cancer, immunology, infectious disease, and transplantation. Examples of important and innovative team-based research and other research success can be found in the Department’s Annual Report.
Faculty in the Department of Medicine engage in clinical activities across the spectrum, from robust and geographically dispersed primary care to destination service lines including cancer, cardiovascular medicine and solid organ and stem cell transplantation. With a clinical funds flow of nearly $340 million and more than 350 clinicians on the faculty, the Department has a large and growing clinical volume and outstanding partnerships with its health system collaborators. The growth of clinical research programs over the years has strengthened the bench-to-bedside connection between basic scientists and practicing clinicians.
The educational mission of the Department of Medicine is to provide excellent broad-based clinical training in a scholarly environment for future academic leaders. Clinical training is provided in all of the disciplines of internal medicine and trainees include medical students, graduate students, interns, residents, clinical and research fellows and postdoctoral fellows.
Our fourth mission is community, and in recent years, the Department has invested substantially in diversity, equity and inclusion programs and grants that not only enhance a sense of belonging and inclusion in the department, but also apply scientific principles to reduce and eliminate health care disparities across many disciplines. Many of our faculty have been leaders in conversations across the country on elimination of race-based criteria in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. Our Chair’s Diversity and Disparity Investigator Awards are a model for the School of Medicine and an effective way to engage junior faculty in this important work.
More information about the Department of Medicine can be found at https://medicine.stanford.edu/
Candidates for Chair of the Department of Medicine should combine proven leadership skills with an outstanding record of academic accomplishment; a dedication to excellence in the clinical, research and educational missions of the department; an understanding of the complexity of academic medicine; and the creative vision to help shape the future of a dynamic department. Candidates should have MD or MD/PhD degrees. The Chair will report to the Dean of Stanford Medicine and will work collaboratively with Chairs of other departments within Stanford Medicine, as well as leaders of the interdisciplinary institutes at Stanford and the leadership of Stanford Health Care, Tri-Valley and Partners; and Stanford Medicine Children’s Health.
The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching. The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the University Medical Line is excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill. Faculty line will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The expected base pay range for this position is $525,000 to $575,000. 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. There is more information about compensation and our wide-range of benefits including housing assistance on our website.
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.
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 Department Medicine, School of Medicine, and Stanford University value faculty who will help foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Candidates may choose to include as part of their research and teaching statements a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals. Additional information about Stanford's IDEAL initiative may be found here:
Interested candidates should apply directly to Stanford University School of Medicine’s Faculty Search and Applicant Tracking (FSAT) website through this LINK. Questions may be directed to email@example.com , Director of Strategic Leadership. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but consideration of completed application materials will begin by 1st October 2023. All submissions will be held in strict confidence, to be shared only with the Search Committee.
Advertised: 29 Jun 2023 Pacific Daylight Time