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FAQ for Prospective Employees

Below are a few of the most commonly asked questions from applicants regarding staff jobs postings, applications and salary ranges at Stanford. Please refer to the Stanford Careers Help Center for a complete list.

Q: I found a job posted on the Stanford Careers website last week, but it is no longer there. Can I still apply for the position? How long are jobs posted on Stanford Careers?

A: Listings must be posted for a minimum of ten days. After that point, the department may close the opening at their discretion when a candidate pool has been identified. We update job postings on the Stanford Careers website frequently. If a job is listed on our site, it is considered open.

Q: When will I hear from someone at Stanford University about a job I applied for?

A: When you apply online, you will receive a web notification and an email confirming your application has been received. Please understand the recruitment and selection process takes time. You will be contacted if your experience closely meets the required qualifications of the position. We receive resumes from many qualified applicants and unfortunately are not always able to provide information on the status of an application.

Q: How can I find out the salary range for a posted position?

A: Salary ranges are not listed publicly; Stanford’s staff job classification pay structure is only available to employees on our intranet. Years of experience, internal equity, and external market data are considered when determining starting salaries.

We encourage you to include your desired salary range in your online application so the hiring manager has an idea of the salary you're seeking.

Q: Where do I go if I am interested in a faculty position?

A: Please visit the faculty openings website to view open faculty positions at Stanford University.

Q: Where can I locate information about student employment?

A: Please visit the BEAM website for information about student employment at Stanford University.

Q: Where can I find information about jobs in Stanford hospitals, the Medical School, or Lucile Packard’s Children’s Hospital?

A: Please visit Stanford Health Careers  to view open positions for Stanford hospitals or Lucile Packard’s Children’s Hospital. Staff jobs in the Stanford University School of Medicine are on the Stanford Careers site.