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The Stanford Faculty
David Starr Jordan was appointed president in March 1891, and by June his first faculty — 15 men of “youth and scholarly promise” — had accepted appointments. Jordan sought professors who combined abilities for teaching and research, and he wrote, “Mr. Stanford wants me to get the best. He wants no ornamental or idle professors.”
Today, Stanford has 2,219 members of the professoriate faculty. Faculty at Stanford are expected to be among the best teachers and researchers in their fields. There are 611 faculty members appointed to endowed chairs.
Stanford’s current community of scholars includes:
Thirty-one Stanford faculty have won the Nobel Prize since the university’s founding. Nineteen Nobel laureates are currently members of the Stanford community. For more details, please visit our Stanford Nobel Prize website.