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Stanford University
  • Position Number: 4908919
  • Location: Stanford, CA
  • Position Type: Engineering - Mechanical
Ethics in Engineering Faculty Search

The School of Engineering ( at Stanford University invites applications for an all-ranks faculty search, with an appointment as tenure-track assistant professor, tenure-track or tenured associate professor, or tenured full professor in the School of Engineering. The primary departmental home of the appointee will be in one of the departments in the School of Engineering (

Applicants must have completed, or be completing, a Ph.D. in the advertised field or a closely related one. They must be leading research scholars, with a proven track record of identifying ethical and societal challenges in engineering and creating explicit frameworks to address those challenges in the design of engineered systems. Ideally, these frameworks are useful for others and contribute to a literature on ethics in engineering or engineering and society.

The successful candidate will also be expected to develop innovative approaches to integrating ethical and societal considerations into engineering courses, collaborate with ethicists and engineers across a broad problem domain, be embedded in (or lead) system-building efforts, and be a thought leader both in academia and outside. Example problem domains include, but are not limited to, machine learning models, bioengineering products, sustainable infrastructure, and algorithmically infused socio-economic systems.

The School of Engineering and Stanford University value faculty who will help foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Candidates may choose to include as part of their research and teaching statements a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals. Additional information about Stanford's IDEAL initiative may be found here:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, 3-page statement of research and teaching, including accomplishments and plans, 2 representative publications, and names of 5 references.

Candidates should apply online at Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted through February 18, 2024.

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.

If you have questions regarding this opening or require assistance with the online application system, please contact the Faculty Search Administrator at [email protected]

The expected base pay range for this position is:

Assistant Professor: $131,900 - $147,217
Associate Professor (untenured): $161,313 - $174,071
Associate Professor (tenured): $171,313 - $184,071
Professor: $207,000 - $245,580

This base pay range is for a nine-month academic appointment and does not include summer salary. 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 years since terminal degree, training, and field or discipline; departmental budget availability; internal equity; and external market pay for comparable jobs.

POSTED: October 6, 2023

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