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Assistant Professor (Ladder, In-Residence) Perinatal Pathologist

Application Window

Open date: December 20th, 2021

Most recent review date: Sunday, Jan 23, 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: Tuesday, Dec 20, 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 Pathology (http://pathology.ucsd.edu) and the Center for Perinatal Discovery (https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/pathology/research/cpd/pages/default.aspx) at the University of California San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body are seeking physician-scientists in a discipline relevant to women’s reproductive health and perinatal biology.

The Center for Perinatal Discovery, which the candidate will join, was launched in September 2020, and is a focal point for clinical, translational, and basic research related to maternal and child health. Its overarching mission is to understand both the effects of maternal health on pregnancy, and the effects of pregnancy exposures and outcomes on maternal and offspring health throughout the lifespan.

The Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to clinical and research excellence and participation in teaching, research, service, and in building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. The Department is comprised of 65 faculty members and is currently ranked 14th among Pathology departments in NIH funding, with active research programs in placental biology, microbiome, cancer immunology, and neurodevelopmental biology. The successful candidate will benefit from the highly stimulating and collaborative environment within both the department and the Center.

The appropriate series and appointment will be at the Assistant Professor Rank based on candidate's experience and qualifications. Series will include Ladder Rank, In-Residence with secured extramural funding.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:
Ladder Rank Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-220.pdf
In-Residence Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-270.pdf

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales. Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded. 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: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-671.pdf

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD in health related fields or equivalent degree. Candidates must also 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 board certified in Anatomic and/or Clinical Pathology, or related field.

Preferred qualifications

The preferred candidate will also have a current research program in a discipline relevant to women’s reproductive and/or perinatal biology with a track record of obtaining funding.

Candidates with additional clinical fellowship training in gynecologic, perinatal, and/or pediatric pathology are preferred. Candidates with a high productivity with regards to peer-reviewed publications and a strong research background in reproductive immunology or endometrial biology are preferred.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to research.

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

  • COVID-19 Impact Statement - We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.
    (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03072

Help contact: kmarroquin@ucsd.edu

Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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