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Palo Alto, CA, USA

Stanford University Careers and Job Opportunities.

Stanford University is a private research university located in Stanford, California. Founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their son, Leland Stanford Jr., who died of typhoid fever at age 15, the university is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious and innovative universities in the world The university’s motto is “The wind of freedom blows”


Academic Programs

Stanford University offers more than 300 degree programs in 13 major academic divisions, including engineering, architecture, journalism, business, education, medicine, law, and arts and science. The university is home to several nationally recognized schools and programs, such as the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Stanford School of Engineering, the Stanford School of Medicine, the Stanford Law School, the Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences, the Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, and the Stanford Graduate School of Education The university also has several research centers and institutes, such as the Hoover Institution, a public policy think tank; the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a particle physics and synchrotron radiation laboratory; the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, a multidisciplinary research institute for environmental solutions; and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, a center for research on global issues


Student Life

Stanford University has a diverse and vibrant student body of over 17,000 students from all 50 states and over 100 countries The university has a low student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1 and an average class size of 17 students The university also offers various opportunities for students to engage in extracurricular activities, such as clubs, organizations, sports teams, student publications, exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and more The university’s main campus in Stanford is situated on 8,180 acres of landscaped grounds that feature historic buildings, modern facilities, green spaces, and public art The campus is also home to the Stanford University Libraries, one of the largest academic library systems in the world; the Cantor Arts Center, a museum that displays over 38,000 works of art; and the Bing Concert Hall, a state-of-the-art venue for musical performances


Alumni Network

Stanford University is a prestigious and innovative institution that prepares its graduates for successful careers in various fields. The university has a strong alumni network of over 230,000 alumni who have made significant contributions to art, science, politics, business, media, and society Some notable alumni include 18 Nobel laureates , 32 MacArthur Fellows , 27 Turing Award laureates , 5 Fields Medalists , 17 astronauts , 20 living billionaires , 30 members of Congress , one U.S. president , four U.S. Supreme Court justices , and three current heads of state . Some famous alumni include Sergey Brin , Larry Page , Elon Musk , Reed Hastings , Peter Thiel , John F. Kennedy , Sandra Day O’Connor , Ruth Bader Ginsburg , Herbert Hoover , Condoleezza Rice , Jerry Yang , David Filo , Marissa Mayer , Sundar Pichai , John Steinbeck , Ken Kesey , Robert Frost , Philip Glass , Yo-Yo Ma , Tiger Woods , John McEnroe , Andrew Luck , Simone Manuel , Katie Ledecky , and many more.


Job Opportunities

If you are interested in joining Stanford University as a faculty member or a researcher, please visit their website for more information about their academic programs, admission requirements, faculty profiles, research projects, and job openings. You can also contact them by phone at (650) 723-2300 or by email at Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion in its community.


Work towards a future you believe in

In Stanford University Jobs, every employee plays a part in our mission for a better tomorrow—from researchers to operations and from food services to educators.

A World of Opportunity

From the heart of Northern California’s Silicon Valley, to our career centers across the globe, to our growing remote workforce, our mission to innovate, to all our academic jobs at Stanford University, research and education unites us while our commitment to diversity fuels future success.

Stanford Campus

  • Sitting on 8,180 acres of foothills and flatlands, Stanford Campus is home to approximately 16,000 students, 2,000 faculty members and 13,000 employees
  • At the forefront of sustainability, Stanford Campus includes more than 100 high-performance and energy-efficient buildings, and is the recipient of dozens of accolades and awards for its green initiatives