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Faculty Position, Reproductive Health

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Open date: March 15th, 2021

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021 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, Sep 15, 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

Faculty Position, Reproductive Health
University of California, San Francisco

Position Description: The Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health housed in the SFGH Division of the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences plans to recruit for up to 2 adjunct instructor, assistant, associate or full professor(s). The Bixby Center seeks faculty members with expertise in epidemiology and clinical reproductive health research. We are particularly interested in researchers with experience in the field of reproductive infectious diseases (RID) including HIV, sexually transmitted infections and bacterial vaginosis in the U.S. and low- and middle-income countries.

Specifically, we are recruiting for an epidemiologist/clinical scientist (PhD or DrPH) with extensive experience conducting clinical trials in biomedical HIV prevention and multipurpose technologies including live biotherapeutic products and other long-term therapies such as implants to improve reproductive health, with a commensurate and distinguished publication record. This is a soft money position; successful candidates need to have full funding for three years or an NIH career development (K) award,an R01 award or the equivalent. Academic rank and track will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

These positions will be located in San Francisco, CA.

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.

As UCSF employees, faculty have access to a comprehensive benefits package (retirement, health, dental, commuter, etc.), as well professional development opportunities, wellness programs, and many other benefits (

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching/mentoring, research, or community service 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.

Interested candidates should apply online and submit a letter of inquiry that discusses their substantive interests and experience, curriculum vitae, a statement of contributions to diversity, a statement of research, a statement of teaching, as well as contact information for three references to the chair of the search committee:

If you have any questions, please contact:

Cynthia Harper, PhD Professor
Search Committee Chair

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Job location

San Francisco, CA