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Guide to Faculty Searches

IV. Current School Demographics

I. Message From The Vice Dean of the School of Medicine

Dear Colleagues,

The School of Medicine is one of the nation’s preeminent institutions for medical education, biomedical research and clinical care.  Our mission is to continue to attract and retain the highest quality faculty members who will, working collectively, have the experience, knowledge and insight necessary to respond to new research and programmatic opportunities and be a central focus for excellence in patient care.

The faculty search process is crucial to realizing this mission.  Our goal is to recruit the best possible candidates through search processes that:

  1. are conducted with integrity and transparency;
  2. are thorough, comprehensive, and national in scope;
  3. use the resources available to ensure and maintain a diverse candidate pool;
  4. move expeditiously and systematically;
  5. respect confidentiality;
  6. provide candidates with appropriate access to information;
  7. leave all involved with a sense of fairness;
  8. provide the requisite information and administrative flexibility to enable a final decision by the department and a smooth appointment process;
  9. result in the recruitment of an outstanding candidate who will flourish as a member of the Stanford Community and bring distinction to the School and University.

This Guide to Faculty Searches is a comprehensive resource for department chairs, institute directors, search committees and administrative staff, all of whom play an important role in the recruitment and appointment of faculty.  We hope you will find it useful.

As always, the Office of Academic Affairs is available to provide assistance and guidance in your search and recruitment activities. Please call on us at any time.

With best regards,
Linda Boxer
Vice Dean of the Stanford School of Medicine

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