Preterm Birth Initiative Seeking Faculty

We are excited to share that the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and California Preterm Birth Initiative are searching for two faculty positions

We are seeking basic, clinical or social scientists with established or promising research programs to bring their diverse expertise and join us in a community-partnered, cell-to-society research enterprise aimed at eliminating disparities in preterm birth and improving outcomes for babies born preterm and their families.

As a research initiative rooted in racial equity we actively seek partners and candidates with a strong racial equity and health equity lens. People of color and people who identify as women are highly encouraged to apply.

We are particularly interested in increasing the diversity of our faculty and strengthening our research PTBi-CA Research Portfolio in the following areas:

  1. Discovery research that is aimed at understanding the interconnected factors that exacerbate or reduce the risk of preterm birth and will lead to novel place-based interventions that address biological and social determinants of poor pregnancy and birth outcomes.
  2. Interventions research across the reproductive life course (from adolescence to menopause) that will provide innovative approaches to implementation of effective interventions or that tests new interventions to reduce disparities in preterm birth rates and improve birth outcomes.
  3. Health and racial equity-focused policy research that addresses the social determinants of health and structural racism and their impact on women of color, lower income women, and their families.

Applications for these positions are now being received. We encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible. The positions are open until filled.

Read more about, and apply for the faculty positions
Learn more about the California Preterm Birth Initative.
See job opportunities at the Initiative.

Questions? Please contact Kim Coleman-Phox, Academic Coordinator.