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Sensory Biologist Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor

Apply now Work type: Non-Tenure Line (Research), University Medical Line, University Tenure Line
Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Medicine

The Department of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) at Stanford University seeks a sensory biologist or clinician scientist (PhD or MD or equivalent) to join as a faculty member at the rank of assistant professor, associate professor or professor in the University Tenure Line, University Medical Line, or the Non-Tenure Line-Research. The Department of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery is highly interactive with research as a foundational component of its tripartite mission of clinical care, discovery-based research and teaching/mentoring. The department’s research interests encompass the broad field of Otolaryngology and range from basic science to translational and clinical research. We promote a team approach to research as supported by numerous collaborative projects as well as a well-resourced departmental core facility.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience with combining multiple approaches to (i) address fundamental biological questions about sensory systems such as hearing, balance, olfaction, and taste, and/or (ii) generating translational advances for treating sensory dysfunction. This search is open to a wide range of scientific expertise, including but not limited to structural, molecular, cellular, developmental and systems biology, behavioral neuroscience, and physiology from cell to system.

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 shall be 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.

The major criterion for appointment for faculty in the Non-tenure Line (Research) is evidence of high-level performance as a researcher for whose special knowledge a programmatic need exists.

Faculty rank and line will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

The successful applicant should have a PhD or MD or equivalent with scientific expertise, teaching experience, and accomplishments that are commensurate with their current rank. We expect the successful candidate to actively participate in departmental research events and seminars and in formal teaching and training opportunities. More senior candidates are expected to be leaders in their field and have a strong track record in publishing and funding.

Applications will be reviewed beginning April 5, 2024, and accepted until the position is filled.

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 of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, the 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:

Submit CV, a brief letter of interest and the names of three references to:


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For questions, please contact Lori Abrahamsohn at

The expected base pay range for this position is:

 Assistant Professor: $185,000 - $203,000

Associate Professor: $218,000 - $242,000

Professor: $266,000 - $296,000

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.

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