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Schools & Areas

Stanford offers staff employment opportunities in seven schools and numerous academic and administrative areas. An overview of these opportunities follows.


Graduate School of Business

With its ideal business location—in Silicon Valley and at the doorway to the emerging economies of Asia and Latin America— the Graduate School of Business develops leaders who change the world.

Law School

One of the top law schools in the country, Stanford Law School has established a new model for legal education that provides rigorous interdisciplinary training, hands-on experience, global perspective and a focus on public service. Its alumni are among the most influential decision makers in law, politics, business and high technology.

School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Through science and engineering, the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences addresses 21st-century challenges—sustaining critical resources including food, water and energy; understanding climate change; and managing risks from human-caused and natural hazards that impact life on Earth.

School of Education

At the forefront of shaping education policy and practice, the School of Education offers master’s and doctoral programs dedicated to producing top educational  researchers, teachers and leaders.

School of Engineering

Stanford Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, medicine, energy, business and more. Stanford engineers have established thousands of companies and provided the foundation for Silicon Valley. The school pursues multidisciplinary collaboration to solve global problems.

School of Humanities and Sciences

Educating most of Stanford’s undergraduates and nearly half of its doctoral candidates, the School of Humanities and Sciences has established an unparalleled culture of inquiry and discovery. Six of its graduate programs are ranked number one in the nation by U.S. News & World Report—more than any other university.

School of Medicine

Combining education, research and patient care, the School of Medicine has a worldwide reputation for groundbreaking advances in the understanding and treatment of disease—and in the education of future clinician and innovators in the biomedical sciences and public health.

Other Academic and Administrative Areas

These areas both support and complement Stanford’s educational mission. They include the following:

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

SLAC is a leader in exploring frontier questions of science. Our facilities are used to solve scientific mysteries—from the workings of subatomic particles to the structure and function of matter to the nature of the cosmos—with potential to improve life for all of us. Scientists, engineers, technicians and support professionals work together at SLAC to conduct world-class research in high-energy physics, photon sciences, advanced accelerator physics, and particle astrophysics/cosmology.