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Associate or Full Professor - Vice Chair of Research in OB/GYN & Reproductive Sciences

Position overview

Position title: Vice Chair of Research in OB/GYN & Reproductive Sciences
Salary range: The posted UC Salary scales set the minimum pay at the appointment as determined by appointment type and if applicable, rank and/or step. The base pay range for this position is $300,000 - $500,000. Salary is negotiated annually. Additional compensation may be available if the position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan. UC Salary information can be found here:

Application Window

Open date: June 13, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Jan 29, 2024 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, Jun 12, 2024 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 & 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.

We are currently ranked 3rd 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, pregnancy and the reproductive microbiome.

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

The successful candidate will bring an established research program and benefit from the highly stimulating and collaborative environment within the department. The Vice Chair of Research will also report directly to the Department Chair and will collaborate with the Vice Chair of Translational Research and other department members to optimize and oversee the research components of our department. The Vice Chair of Research will also advise the Department Chair on research matters and will meet with the Chair on a regular basis. The Vice Chair of Research role is estimated to be 10% effort.

The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching, research and service.

Responsibilities will also 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

The appropriate appointment at Associate or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s background and experience.

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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:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a PhD, MD/PhD, MD or equivalent, or terminal degree in areas of Reproductive Sciences or other health related fields.

Candidates must also have and a current research program in a discipline relevant to Obstetrics, Gynecology & 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.

  • COVID 19 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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
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