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Full Professor (Ladder/In-Residence) - Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Chair

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 18th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Apr 27, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences pursues a tripartite mission of innovative research, education, and clinical care in a highly diverse environment. The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and the School of Medicine at UC San Diego are committed to academic, scientific, and clinical excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

In 1960, the University of California established UC San Diego as an integral part of the UC system. From the outset, it emphasized educating the next generation of California scientists and engineers, and expanded with the launch of the School of Medicine in 1968. Like its parent university, the school has placed a high standard upon linking basic and clinical discovery with outstanding, advanced methods for delivering compassionate care to patients. At present, UC San Diego boasts national and international accolades for the excellence of its education programs; the School of Medicine consistently ranks among the Top 10 in research funding; and its clinical programs have earned a number of distinguished awards for quality patient care. UC San Diego Health ranks in the top tier of academic hospitals and health systems, and over the past few years has constructed a number of incredible new inpatient and outpatient spaces.

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences is dedicated to inspiring students, residents, fellows and faculty to work towards the discovery of knowledge, attitudes, skills, and resources needed to deliver quality patient care that is responsive to the general needs of the local community as well as meeting the specialized needs of the world. The Department has a diverse and internationally-renowned faculty with 54 faculty members. The education program consists of 24 residents, 4 ACGME fellowships in Maternal Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology and 1 non-ACGME fellowship in Complex Family Planning. Renowned national leaders provide subspecialty clinical care in high risk pregnancy, diabetes in pregnancy, obesity in pregnancy, endometriosis, menopause, infertility, incontinence, prolapse, gynecologic cancers, and complex contraception. The obstetrical service provides an in-house birthing center managed by 15 clinical nurse midwives.

Research is conducted in all divisions and the department participates in the NIH Women’s Reproductive Health Research Career Development Program, the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, and the Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Network. Gynecologic oncologists participate in clinical trials in the NCI-designated Moore’s Cancer Center. 10 PhD academic researchers train graduate students and are committed to unlocking the mysteries of reproductive medicine throughout a woman’s life span. In 2018 the department ranked 5th among Ob/GYN departments in NIH funding. The Department has routinely been recognized for its leadership in the most respected national rankings of clinical, training, and research institutions.

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences ( invites applications for the role of Department Chair. Reporting to the Dean, School of Medicine, the Chair will be responsible for the Department’s overall management, academic planning, budget, personnel, resource allocation, and programs. The Chair will play major role in the planning and development of the academic curriculum and research portfolio. Sufficient infrastructural support will be provided to allow the Chair to maintain a clinical practice. Given the interdisciplinary nature of education and research at UC San Diego, there will be opportunities to catalyze interactions among programs and foster a culture of learning across the continuum of biomedical research and education, including in partnership with the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jacobs School of Engineering, and other campus partners.

UC San Diego seeks candidates whose leadership capabilities and experience, teaching, research, and/or community service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence. The successful candidate will be able to prioritize, grow, and support the current excellence in patient care; advance methods of medical education; and create opportunities to accelerate innovation and research. They will also identify additional recruits to help grow the scholarly activities of the department. As with similar roles, the Chair is expected to abide by UC San Diego’s Guidelines for Department Chairs Duties, including in the areas of faculty recruitment, diversity, service, and other policies and regulations.

Required Qualifications
• Outstanding academic record with experience in administration in an academic medical center environment.
• Dynamic leadership skills
• Personal record of distinguished clinical, scholarly, and/or research (basic and/or translational) accomplishments in a field of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences.
• History of fostering career development for early and mid-stage faculty across multiple disciplines.
• Qualify for appointment as a Full Professor at UC San Diego.
• Doctoral degree. Candidates with an MD must have certification and be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California.

Preferred Qualifications
• Leadership experience within an academic department, division, and/or professional society.
• National or international prominence in the candidate’s field of expertise.
• Experience with fundraising and other philanthropic activities.
• Demonstrated leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as a commitment to advancing these principles within the Department and the School.

Department Chairs positions at UC San Diego Health Sciences are considered at-will. This position will have annual performance reviews with a formal committee review every fifth year.

The appropriate series and appointment will be at the Full Professor Rank based on candidate's experience and qualifications. Series will include 100% Ladder Rank or 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding.
A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:

Ladder Rank Professor - see:
In-Residence Professor - see:

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego's Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales.

References (contact information or letter of recommendation) will be requested from all finalists.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release” into RECRUIT as part of their application.

UC San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity ( All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check ( for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)