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The Division of Radiation Therapy in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University seeks a board eligible or board certified radiation oncologist with either a MD/PhD or a MD to join the Department as an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the University Tenure Line. This position is ideally suited for a physician-scientist with a translational research focus, where the majority of their time/effort will be allocated to laboratory-based research, with some commitment to clinical care and teaching. 

The successful applicant is expected to develop an academic laboratory-based program relevant to the field of radiation therapy (e.g. cancer biology, radiation biology, immunology, cancer genomics, bioinformatics, etc.). Applicants will have completed their residency in an ACGME accredited program and ideally have their California medical license by the starting date. Demonstration of significant clinical experience is expected. The area of clinical focus will be determined by the programmatic needs of the Department, as well as the area of expertise in the case of established investigators. Experience in multi-modality treatment planning (e.g. PET, 4D CT, MRI), image guided radiotherapy (IGRT), and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is desired.

The candidate must have achieved (or, in the case of Assistant Professors, have the promise to achieve) true distinction in scholarship. Faculty rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The successful applicant will spend a portion of time in clinical radiation therapy and teaching graduate students, research-oriented medical students, and radiation oncology residents and fellows.

The predominant criterion for this position is a major commitment to research and teaching. The activities of the Department are diverse and include a strong basic science and translational research programs. The Department is tightly integrated into the medical school and university and leads a Radiation Biology research program within the Stanford Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.


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 Radiation Oncology Department, 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.

The Department of Radiation Oncology is comprised of a highly collaborative and innovative team that is focused on growth and improved excellence. Many of our faculty are members of multi-disciplinary, university-wide research initiatives. In addition to other benefits, this position includes competitive salary support, access to robust housing and relocation programs and services, sabbatical leave, and research startup funds.

Interested applicants should email a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research, and the names of three references through the Stanford Faculty Positions site,, addressed to Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University, 875 Blake Wilbur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305.

The expected base pay range for this position is:

  • Assistant Professor: $329K - $347K
  • Associate Professor: $392K - $416

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.


Why Stanford is for you:  

Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.


Questions should be directed via e-mail to Nora Ortiz (search administrator) at nortiz [at] stanford [dot] edu. To expedite response to your question, please include your name and “Physician Scientist Search” in your email subject line. Please be advised, it is not permissible to accept applicants via email. Candidates must apply via the Stanford Faculty Positions website.

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