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Passionate About Education? Make a Difference.

From working directly with participants in classrooms and residence halls to assisting program logistics behind the scenes, we need your help to operate our unforgettable academic programs.
Inspire Young Scholars
Mentor a global group of academically motivated young people as they grow as scholars and global citizens. Share your intellectual passions with participants eager to explore new interests and dive deep into your field.
Help Implement Our Summer Programs
Support the relational, technical, and logistical needs of housing hundreds of students on campus, from mentorship and hosting programs to transportation and food delivery.

Jobs at Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies

Residential Program Positions

Want to engage directly with participants and mentor their academic and personal growth? From tutoring participants to executing operational tasks, residential and operations staff ensure summer programs run smoothly. Many of our summer positions are residential. We encourage you to review each position description carefully to verify which opportunities require you to live on campus.

Academic and Online Program Positions

We are looking for dedicated undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and early professionals who enjoy working with academically motivated students.

Hear From Our Community


Our residential staff work to support the academic and emotional needs of our summer program participants. This life-changing mentorship and teaching opportunity entices many staff members to return year after year.

The residential staff fostered an inclusive environment. Their caring nature shined through in every circumstance, and whenever I had any issues, I felt comfortable going to them for help.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes Participant

Want to be a part of the team all year round?

Check out Stanford Careers for more information about employment possibilities by searching "Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies."

Instructor Candidate Questions

I am interested in an instructional position but do not have teaching experience. Should I apply?
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All complete applications will receive full consideration. Previous teaching experience is strongly preferred, but the lack of such experience does not necessarily preclude you from employment.
How are instructors selected?
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All candidates for instructional positions should submit an employment application for the current year. New candidates whose backgrounds and experience meet our needs and criteria will be invited to a 60-minute interview. Those selected to move to the next stage will be asked to submit a course proposal for the course they are interested in teaching. All proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply early for full consideration. If the course proposal is accepted and all references checks are successful, an offer may be extended, which is contingent on a satisfactory Live Scan background check.
I am interested in an instructional position but do not live in the Stanford area. Is housing provided for instructors?
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Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies is unable to provide housing for Instructors. Many arrange for sublets through Craigslist, supost.com, Airbnb, and other online posting services. Those who live in Oakland, Santa Cruz, or San Francisco often carpool to campus with other Instructors.