Faculty Openings

Faculty openings in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery are listed below. Please note that all clinical applicants must be Board-certified or Board-eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery or Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and be eligible for a California medical license. The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the Medical Center Line is 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.

Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical missions. 

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 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.

Open Positions



Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon – Stanford University

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University seeks a board certified/eligible orthopaedic surgeon specializing in orthopaedic hand to join the department at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor rank on the Medical Center Line (MCL).

The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the Medical Center 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. Preference will be given to candidates who have shown a demonstrated commitment to a career as a clinician scientist. 

Academic line/rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. We expect the successful candidate to provide surgical and non-surgical care for orthopaedic patients and produce scholarly work in the candidate’s major areas of interest, as well as teach and mentor residents, fellows, and medical students. The successful applicant must be eligible for a California Medical License, hold a doctorate degree, be board-certified or board-eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery, and have completed at least one year of hand fellowship.

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 welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Please send a copy of your curriculum vitae, a brief letter of inquiry including your interests, and three (3) references including email address to:

Faculty Affairs Administrators:

jstan@stanford.edu / macarter@stanford.edu / jenseijo@stanford.edu

Orthopaedic Joint Surgeon

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University seeks a board certified/eligible orthopaedic surgeon to join the department at the Assistant or Associate Professor level on the University Medical Line (UML) or on the Clinician Educator Line (CE). The department has a special interest in applicants with experience in robotic hip and knee replacement, outpatient total joint replacement, anterior hip replacement and/or revision hip and knee replacement. Applicants with a minimum of three years of experience will be given preference.

The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the Medical Center 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 in the Clinician Educator Line is excellence in the overall mix of clinical care and clinical teaching that advances clinical medicine appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill. While not required, Clinician Educators may also engage in scholarly activities and/or perform in an administrative role.

Academic line/rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. We expect the successful candidate to provide surgical and non-surgical care for orthopaedic patients and (for MCL) produce scholarly work in the candidate’s major areas of interest, as well as teach and mentor residents, fellows, and medical students. The successful applicant should be eligible for a California Medical License.

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 welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Please submit your CV, a brief letter, and three (3) references with your contact information to: 

http://Facultypositions.stanford.edu/cw/en-us/job/494639

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon – Stanford University

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University seeks a board certified/eligible orthopaedic surgeon specializing in orthopaedic spine to join the department at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank on the Medical Center Line (MCL) or on the Clinician Educator Line (CE).

The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the Medical Center 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. Preference will be given to candidates who have shown a demonstrated commitment to a career as a clinician scientist. 

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 line/rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. We expect the successful candidate to provide surgical and non-surgical care for orthopaedic patients and (for MCL) produce scholarly work in the candidate’s major areas of interest, as well as teach and mentor residents, fellows, and medical students. The successful applicant must be eligible for a California Medical License, hold a doctorate degree, be board-certified or board-eligible (if Assistant Professor) in Orthopaedic Surgery, and have completed at least one year of spine fellowship.

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 welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Please submit your CV, a brief letter, and three (3) references with your contact information to: 

https://facultypositions.stanford.edu/en-us/job/494654

Physiatrist, General Musculoskeletal/Sports –
Stanford University

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine seeks a physiatrist to join the department. This position involves outpatient care alongside the Stanford PM&R and Orthopaedic faculty in the Hip Preservation Center and the Arthritis and Joints Clinic. Clinical duties will include management of patients with a variety of degenerative musculoskeletal disorders with a focus on the lower limb.

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

The successful applicant must be eligible for a California Medical License and board certified/eligible in PM&R. Candidates with fellowship training in a musculoskeletal subspecialty, including Sports Medicine or Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine, are encouraged to apply although fellowship training is not required for this position.

The expected base pay range for this position is $220,000-$305,000.

This pay range reflects base pay, which is based on faculty rank and years in rank. It may not include all components of faculty compensation 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.

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 welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Please send a copy of your curriculum vitae, a brief letter of inquiry including your interests, and three (3) references including email address to:

Faculty Affairs Administrators:

jstan@stanford.edu / macarter@stanford.edu / jenseijo@stanford.edu

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – Neurorehabilitation

The PM&R Section in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University seeks a physiatrist with an interest in neurorehabilitation to join the department the Clinician Educator Line (CE). This position is primarily based in the Stanford University Neurosciences Health Center and the Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. Clinical duties include outpatient management of patients with stroke, brain injury and other chronic neuromuscular disorders; and coverage of the PM&R consult service at Stanford University Hospital. Responsibilities also include mentorship and teaching of our PM&R residents, co-workers and ancillary staff

The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the Medical Center 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. Preference will be given to candidates who have shown a demonstrated commitment to a career as a clinician scientist. 

Academic line/rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. We expect the successful candidate to provide surgical and non-surgical care for orthopaedic patients and produce scholarly work in the candidate’s major areas of interest, as well as teach and mentor residents, fellows, and medical students. 

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 welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Please send a copy of your curriculum vitae, a brief letter of inquiry including your interests, and three (3) references including email address to:

Faculty Affairs Administrators:

jstan@stanford.edu / macarter@stanford.edu / jenseijo@stanford.edu

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician – Stanford University

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine seeks a board certified/eligible physician specializing in pediatric non-operative sports medicine to join the Department in the Clinician Educator line (CE). The major criterion for appointment in the Clinician Educator line (CE) is excellence in the overall mix of clinical care and clinical teaching appropriate to fulfill. The position will primarily serve our Sunnyvale, CA location, but may also assist in other locations around the Bay Area.

Academic line/rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. We expect the successful candidate to provide surgical and non-surgical care for orthopaedic patients and teach and mentor residents, fellows, and medical students. The successful applicant should be eligible for a California Medical License.

The expected base pay range for this position is $200,000-$275,000.

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 welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Please send a copy of your curriculum vitae, a brief letter of inquiry including your interests, and three (3) references including email address to:

Faculty Affairs Administrators:

jstan@stanford.edu / macarter@stanford.edu / jenseijo@stanford.edu