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Faculty Position, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Application Window

Open date: January 25, 2024

Most recent review date: Saturday, Feb 24, 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: Friday, Jul 25, 2025 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, Sexual and Reproductive Health
ANSIRH / Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences / UCSF
Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health

Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), based at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), is a leading research program that informs the most pressing debates on abortion and reproductive health. We conduct innovative, rigorous, multidisciplinary research on complex issues related to people’s sexual and reproductive lives. Our work is informed by an understanding of the role that structural inequities play in shaping health. We believe in the importance of research in advancing evidence-based policy, practice, and public discourse to improve reproductive wellbeing. At ANSIRH, we envision a world in which all people have the resources, support, and freedom to achieve reproductive wellbeing. 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 faculty members 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 welcome applications from individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in research and medicine. We seek social scientists or clinical researchers (e.g., PhD, DrPH, DSW, ScD, EdD or clinical degree (DNP, MD) 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. 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; a successful candidate needs to have full funding for three years and will need to describe and confirm their funding portfolio. Academic rank and series will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

As UCSF employees, ANSIRH faculty have access to a comprehensive benefits package (retirement, health, dental, commuter, etc.), as well as professional development opportunities, wellness programs, and many other benefits ( In addition, ANSIRH prioritizes continuous learning, work-life balance, and employee engagement.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5. The minimum base salary range for this position is $121,100-$320,100. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.


This position is in Oakland, CA.


ANSIRH is a program of The Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and is 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.”

The 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 University of California system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.


A complete application will include:

Submit applications at the following link at Cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Antonia Biggs, Chair, Search Committee. This position is open until filled. Please apply by the initial review date to ensure full consideration. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must meet the qualifications at the time of application.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details: Contributions to Diversity Statement

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, 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.

Job location

Oakland, CA