Instructors (Affiliated)

UPDATE: Change in How Actions are Submitted

As of February 1, 2017, all Instructor and Instructor (Affiliated) actions must be submitted through FASA, not emailed to the Office of Academic Affairs.  In addition, you do not need to fill out the application form (“green form”).  Entering the action into FASA takes the place of the application form.   


Instructors are primarily engaged in mentored research and scholarly activities that advance clinical medicine, and may have secondary roles in teaching and clinical care.  They are generally in transition from training towards a potential career as a faculty member; however, there is no expectation of a Stanford professoriate appointment following an Instructor appointment.

Instructor or Instructor (Affiliated)?

Instructors are salaried employees of Stanford University, classified as exempt staff. 

Instructor (Affiliated) is an academic title only, rather than an employment category (in PeopleSoft terms, a "non-employee affiliate" or "person of interest").  An Instructor (Affiliated) is employed by another institution with which the School of Medicine, Stanford Hospitals and Clinics and/or Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital has an affiliation agreement.