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Faculty Position, Reproductive Health

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 12th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Aug 31, 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: Sunday, Dec 12, 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.

Position description

Faculty Position, Reproductive Health
ANSIRH / Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences / UCSF

Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health
Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) is a dynamic, collaborative and multidisciplinary research group at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). We conduct innovative, rigorous research on complex issues related to people’s sexual and reproductive lives, with a goal of informing improved reproductive health policy and clinical practice. Our vision is to create a world in which all people have the resources, support and freedom to achieve reproductive well-being. ANSIRH is committed to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and we recruit and hire with understanding of the lived realities of people who have experienced systemic oppression. Visit for more about our mission and vision.

Job Summary
ANSIRH is seeking a faculty member to join our team and pursue a program of research of their own design within our program, in line with our mission and vision. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in research and medicine to apply. We seek social scientists or clinical researchers (e.g., PhD, DrPH, or clinical degree with research experience) with expertise in quantitative or qualitative social science research, including in health behavior, demography, epidemiology, sociology, psychology, anthropology, health economics, health services research, program evaluation, medicine, nursing, and/or related disciplines. The faculty member must demonstrate an established focus on sexual and reproductive health in their work or a commitment to expanding their research into investigating sexual and reproductive health or issues affecting people’s sexual and reproductive lives. We are particularly interested in researchers who focus on racial equity or justice in their work, or involve communities of color directly in their research (e.g., via community-based participatory research), though these are not requirements. Our hope is to hire a faculty member who will bring their unique perspectives and research questions to drive ANSIRH’s research in important new directions, while also contributing a synergy with ANSIRH faculty to strengthen our program’s production of scientific knowledge related to people’s sexual and reproductive lives.

This is a soft money appointment (i.e. funded through grants) at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank; academic rank and track will be determined based on qualifications and experience. The faculty member will receive initial salary coverage of up to 50-100% full-time effort for 1 to 3 years, with the amount of support based upon the successful candidate’s existing grant funding and rank. The faculty member will be expected to obtain research grant funding to sustain their ongoing salary support and program of research.
As UCSF employees, ANSIRH faculty have access to a comprehensive benefits package (retirement, health, dental, commuter, etc.), as well professional development opportunities, wellness programs, and many other benefits ( In addition, ANSIRH prioritizes continuous learning, work-life balance, and employee engagement.

This position is located in Oakland, CA.

ANSIRH is a program of The Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, and situated within a clinical division of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF, the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) Division, affording opportunities for close collaboration between clinicians and social scientists. These groups and institutions are described below:

The Bixby Center
The Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health merges social science with clinical science to improve reproductive and sexual health for women in the U.S. and around the world. Founded in 1999, the Bixby Center includes more than 150 talented faculty, fellows, and staff representing a range of disciplines, including nursing, medicine, sociology, anthropology, demography, epidemiology, law, and public health, and hailing from numerous UCSF departments and institutes, such as the Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Pediatrics, and Family and Community Medicine; the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and Global Health Sciences.

Bixby comprises diverse programs including ANSIRH, Beyond the Pill, Fellowship in Family Planning, Innovating Education in Reproductive Health, Ryan Residency Program, as well as international programs such as Safe Motherhood, Family AIDS Care & Education Services (FACES) in Kenya and the UCSF-University of Zimbabwe Collaborative Research Programme. Bixby conducts research, training, evaluation, and policy analysis in the areas of family planning, abortion, adolescent reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, and maternal health. Over the years, Bixby’s work has changed policy, clinical care, medical education and laws.

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (Ob/Gyn & RS) is a major academic department in the School of Medicine, engaged in clinical, research, and training activities at the Parnassus, Mt. Zion and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) campuses, the new Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital at Mission Bay, and satellite locations throughout the Bay Area, with an annual operating budget of $77.2 million. The Department has 102 full-time faculty, 136 other academic appointees, 39 post-doctoral fellows, 20 clinical fellows, 36 residents, 136 voluntary clinical faculty, and 266 staff. The mission of the Department is to improve the lives and health of all women through excellence, innovation and leadership in Patient Care, Scientific Discovery, Education, Advocacy. “Leading the way in women’s health.”

University of California, San Francisco
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of Contributions to Diversity, and three references (contact information only).

Submit Applications at the following link Cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Daniel Grossman, Chair, Search Committee, Ob/Gyn&RS. Department staff contact for application questions is Carmen Nakapaahu-Guerrero, email This position is open until filled. Please apply by July 12, 2020 to ensure full consideration. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 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, age or protected veteran status.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Job location

Oakland, CA