Professor - Reproductive Health and Psychology

UCSF Laurel Heights

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco invites applications for a Professor of Reproductive Health and Psychology for the UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi), a multi-year, transdisciplinary research effort aimed at reducing the burden of prematurity. This is a full-time position and will be filled at the Full Professor level in a series commensurate with experience, with a start date of January 1, 2017 or thereafter.


  • PhD in Psychology and deep content expertise in reproductive/perinatal health (candidate should qualify for joint appointment in Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences)
  • Demonstrated track record of research grant funding, including multiple R01s or equivalent funding
  • Demonstrated expertise in development and leadership of a transdisciplinary post-doctoral research training program (T32 or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated expertise in the evaluation of group/peer-supported care
  • Demonstrated expertise and track record with Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) methodology
  • Demonstrated effective organization and leadership of transdisciplinary and cross-sector health-focused research models
  • Demonstrated experience in working with underserved and culturally diverse trainee and patient populations


  • Develop and help lead a robust community-engaged interventions research program, with a focus to be determined by the incumbent in alignment with the broad goals of UCSF’s California Preterm Birth Initiative and the Department of Psychiatry
  • Collaborate effectively with local researchers, public health teams, and community-based organizations that include but are not limited to specific communities in San Francisco, Oakland, and Fresno, CA
  • Collaborate effectively with basic, clinical and population health researchers across disciplines and sectors to evaluate the barriers/facilitators to existing evidence-based interventions and promote the implementation and evaluation of new and locally-adapted clinical interventions/treatment models designed for scale and impact
  • Participate in cross-sector policy and resource alignment efforts that aim to improve women’s mental health and reduce the burden of preterm birth
  • Participate in teaching and educational activities
  • Participate in departmental, university, and community service

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UCSF 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.