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With seven schools and numerous other academic and administrative areas, Stanford offers a wealth of rewarding career opportunities.

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Staff Opportunities

Find Your Role at Stanford

Our community includes more than 13,000 talented and dedicated staff that each play a vital role in shaping our future leaders, supporting groundbreaking research and resolving some of the world’s greatest challenges.



Enable operations essential to the university's mission.



Create new knowledge and take on audacious problems.

Student Services

Student Services

Enrich the student experience.

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services

Support technology needs, networking telecommunications developments.

Employees in finance


Provide fiscal support and planning from accounting to investments and more.

Marketing employees


Develop and implement marketing programs including research, analysis and communications.

Temporary Opportunities

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Explore Temporary Openings

Finding high-quality candidates to fill temporary staff positions is critical to the university's success. Temporary roles at Stanford allow you the opportunity to learn Stanford's complex policies and systems while creating a strong internal network to support your growth.

Stanford offers flexible employment opportunities in a variety of roles that last anywhere from a few weeks to several months in duration. In addition to opportunities through StanfordTemps, you can also find openings on job boards, these opportunities may be direct hires by a department, or outside external agencies that partner with Stanford for a variety of roles, including industrial, dining, administrative and IT roles.

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Starting as a temp and working on two separate initiatives within a department gave me great insight into Stanford as a whole. I really enjoyed working with teams on different projects, with different deadlines and work styles. Getting to work alongside astonishingly intelligent people was a real perk, too!
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Tracy Turner
Program Manager, Precourt Institute for Energy
Faculty & Affiliates

A Full Range of Career Opportunities

Explore a full range of career opportunities at the University or beyond.


Be Part of our World-Renowned Faculty

In addition to hundreds of staff jobs, there are also opportunities for faculty employment.

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Solve Problems Facing Society

With more than 1,600 employees, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Center is one of 17 Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories, and operated by Stanford University on behalf of the DOE.

Research at SLAC explores the structure and function of matter and the properties of energy, space and time, at the smallest and largest scales, all with the goal of solving problems facing society and advancing human knowledge.

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Stanford Health Care

Inspire Healing, Advance Caring

Inspire healing, advance caring like never before and realize your potential at Stanford Health Care.

With more than 300 facilities throughout the Bay Area, Stanford Health Care is committed to delivering the highest quality care to patients and their families.

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Current Employees

Explore the Possibilities at Stanford

As a Stanford employee, we know you can accomplish anything. That's why your continued professional growth is important and vital to our success.

At Stanford, we believe that career growth should be personal—tailored to the strengths and ambitions of each person. We also believe that personal growth should be encouraged and supported—so that everyone at Stanford can enjoy a healthy work-life integration. The university provides a host of programs and resources to help employees advance their careers. From career counseling to tuition and training assistance, we encourage you to take full advantage of all the resources Stanford offers to help you grow.

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Stanford values growth and mobility. Whether staff members want to change jobs within the university, take continuing education courses, obtain career counseling or even pursue a degree at another college or university, Stanford is behind them. To support your career mobility, consider a few tips as you apply for new opportunities within the university.

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Applying to Stanford

Written communication is important for many schools, business units and divisions across campus. Applicants who submit cover letters and resumes with a specific focus on the open position being applied to may receive higher preference as a candidate.

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