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Associate or Full Professor - Vice Chair of Research

Application Window

Open date: November 24, 2021

Most recent review date: Sunday, Apr 3, 2022 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: Thursday, Nov 24, 2022 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.

Position description

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 a Vice Chair of Research at the level of Associate or Full Professor.

The Department is interested in candidates who have a commitment to research excellence, demonstrated leadership, and participation in teaching, research, service, and in building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

We are currently ranked 4th among Ob/Gyn departments in NIH funding and have active research programs in neuroendocrine control of reproduction, circadian rhythm, puberty, placental biology, exRNA biology, PCOS, stress, spermatogenesis, early embryo development, gynecologic 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. The Vice Chair of Research reports directly to the department Chair and collaborates with the Vice Chair of Translational Research and other department members to optimize and oversee the research components of our department. The Research Vice Chair will advise the Chair on research matters and meet with the Chair on a regular basis.

Responsibilities include committee participation on the following departmental committees:
• Department Executive Committee
• Department Vice Chairs Committee
• Department Research Advisory Committee
• Chair the Department Space Committee
• Department Search Committees for FTE Faculty

Appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor rank.

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Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales. As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here:

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a PhD in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences or equivalent degree and a current research program in a discipline relevant to Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences with a track record of obtaining substantial extramural funding and high productivity with regards to peer-reviewed publications.

Application Requirements

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)
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