Assistant or Associate Professor of Structural Biology

Stanford University
Stanford University

Job Details

Work type: University Tenure Line
Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Medicine

Assistant or Associate Professor
Department of Structural Biology
Stanford University School of Medicine

The Department of Structural Biology at Stanford University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in the University Tenure Line (UTL). Candidates should have expertise and a commitment to future research in the broad areas of structural biology and biophysics, a doctoral degree and at least two years of postdoctoral research experience. We expect the successful candidate to develop an independent and highly innovative research program that will be funded by extramural agencies such as NIH. This individual will be expected to participate in graduate level teaching, mentor graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and participate in the academic life of the department.

The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching. The candidate must have achieved (or, in the case of Assistant Professor appointments, have the promise to achieve) true distinction in scholarship. For the Associate Professor level, a national reputation is required and the scholarship must reveal that the candidate is not only among the best in his or her experienced cohort in a broadly defined field but is also likely to become one of the very best in that field. Candidates may not have had formal teaching experience but should have a commitment to developing first-rate teaching skills during their career at Stanford.

Our department in the School of Medicine is comprised of 11 faculty whose research focus is on structural biology and biophysics (in particular cryo-electron microscopy, x-ray crystallography, NMR, optical imaging, single-molecule approaches and theoretical computation).We harness an outstanding infrastructure, including two cryo-EM facilities with state-of-the-art electron microscopes, Stanford beam-lines at the SLAC Synchrotron, NMR facilities and a centralized computational cluster (Sherlock) with over 1,600 compute nodes, 51,900+ CPU cores and 700+ GPUs. We maintain broad collaborative interactions with a number of departments across Stanford University, including Chemistry, Physics, Bioengineering, Microbiology and Immunology, Developmental Biology, and Molecular & Cellular Physiology, to name just a few. For additional information on the Department and the University, please refer to

Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2023.

Applicants should submit the following by clicking on the "Apply Now" button above.

i) Cover letter
ii) Curriculum vitae
iii) Description of research interests (4-page limit)
iv) List of publications
v) A list of up to 5 most important papers with a 1 paragraph description of their significance
vi) Names and contact information of three referees

The Department of Structural Biology Department, 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:

The expected base pay range for this position is:

Assistant Professor: $177,000 - $195,000
Associate Professor: $203,000 - $233,000

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.

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.

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Advertised: 01 Aug 2023 1:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close:


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