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Neurosurgery Trauma/Spine Clinical Instructor

Apply now Work type: CE - Clinician Educator
Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Medicine

Position Description

The Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine is recruiting for a one-year Clinical Instructor position in neurosurgical trauma and spinal surgery, starting July 1st, 2025. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience in neurosurgical trauma and spinal surgery.

The major criterion for appointment as Clinician Educators is excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, teaching, administrative and/or scholarship appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill. Academic rank and line will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

The successful applicant is required to have a M.D. degree and obtain medical licensure within the State of California.

Responsibilities will include the surgical and medical care of inpatients and outpatients at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC), a teaching affiliate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Primary clinical assignment will be at SCVMC, in San Jose, California, which is a busy Level-1 trauma center.

The appointment consists of extensive exposure to the surgical treatment of cranial and spinal trauma, as well as minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery. There will be ample opportunities for clinical research through well-established institutional trauma registries. Spinal training includes state of the art image guidance systems, intraoperative CT, and 3D fluoroscopy. The Clinical Instructor will participate in weekly clinical conferences at Stanford and be involved with resident training.

Full-time faculty within the program include Drs. Harminder Singh, Marco Lee and Tene Cage.

This position is for a one-year fixed term.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until position is filled.

The Neurosurgery Department, School of Medicine, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may optionally include as part of their research or teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals.

Application Instructions

Submit CV, a brief letter and the names of three references.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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 Neurosurgery 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:

Appointment Type

Fixed Term


Clinical Educator


Clinical Instructor

Position Term Length

1 year

Anticipated Start Date

Jul 1, 2025

Salary Range or Pay Grade

$115,000 - $121,000

This pay range reflects base pay, which is based on faculty rank and years in rank. It does not include all components of the School of Medicine’s faculty compensation program 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.

Search Chair

Harminder Singh, MD. FACS. FAANS.

Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery

Stanford University School of Medicine

c/o Phil Pajar, Faculty Affairs Administrator


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