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Assistant Professor (Ladder Rank/In-Residence) - OB/GYN Research Faculty

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 14th, 2020

Last review date: Sunday, Apr 5, 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: Saturday, Feb 13, 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 at the University of California San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and is seeking an Assistant Professor (Ladder Rank/In-Residence) - OB/GYN Research Faculty.

The Department is comprised of 61 faculty members (42 clinical faculty, 8 physician-scientists (including 2 MD/PhDs), and 11 PhD researchers). We are currently ranked 5th among Ob/Gyn departments in NIH funding and have active research programs in placental biology, exRNA biology, early embryo development, PCOS, stress, neuroendocrine control of reproduction, spermatogenesis, ovarian cancer, pelvic floor muscle physiology, contraception, and the reproductive microbiome.

The successful candidate will benefit from the highly stimulating and collaborative environment within the department. UCSD has recently launched the Center for Perinatal Discovery, which the candidate will become a member of. The overarching mission of the Center for Perinatal Discovery is to understand both the effects of maternal health on fertility and pregnancy, and the effects of pregnancy exposures and outcomes on maternal and offspring health throughout the lifespan. The Department is interested in candidates with a demonstrated commitment to research excellence and participation in teaching, research, service, and in building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Candidates must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree and a current research program in a discipline relevant to women’s health with a track record of obtaining substantial extramural funding and high productivity with regards to peer-reviewed publications. Candidates with an MD must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California and be Board eligible or certified in OB/GYN or related fields.

Candidates with a strong research background in computational biology, reproductive immunology, or endometrial biology are preferred.

Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank. Series will include 100% Ladder Rank or 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding. Rank and series of appointment will be based on skills and qualifications of the candidate. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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:

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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, 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)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)