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Associate or Full Professor (Ladder/In-Residence) Research Faculty Positions for the Center of Perinatal Discovery

Position overview

Position title: Research Faculty Positions for the Center of Perinatal Discovery
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 $133,300 - $284,100. 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: August 7, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Sep 10, 2023 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, Aug 6, 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 applicants for tenured OB/GYN research faculty positions.

The Department is comprised of 69 faculty members (53 clinical faculty (including 8 physician scientists) and 16 PhD researchers). We are currently ranked 3rd 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 selected candidates will benefit from the highly stimulating and collaborative environment within the department.

The successful candidates will be a member of the UCSD Center for Perinatal Discovery. The overarching mission of the center is to advance pregnancy and newborn health through collaborative placental research. 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.

The selected candidates will be responsible for training and teaching, basic or translational research, and/or the clinical care of patients.

The appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s background and experience. Series will include 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding or 100% Ladder Rank.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:
Ladder Rank Professor - see:
In-Residence Professor - see:

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 MD or equivalent, or PhD in areas of Reproductive Sciences or other health related fields.

Candidates must have 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 regard to peer-reviewed publications.

Candidates with a MD or equivalent must be Board certified or Board eligible in OB/GYN or related fields. Candidates with a MD or equivalent must also be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with a research background in reproductive immunology/infectious disease, endometrial biology, or biomedical informatics are preferred.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Applicants should summarize their research focus and research plan for this position.

  • 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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