Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine
University of Basel Department of Obstetrics and Antenatal Care

Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine (open-rank)

to be appointed from September 1st 2022 or by arrangement

The University Hospital of Basel and the Medical Faculty of the University of Basel invite applications for the position of

Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine.

The Department of Obstetrics and Antenatal Care at the University Hospital of Basel is the single academic referral centre for high-risk pregnancies in Northwestern Switzerland. In partnership with the University Children's Hospital Basel, the department provides excellent tertiary level care in an interdisciplinary perinatal centre with an annual delivery rate of at least 2600 live births.

Your position

The Head of Department of Obstetrics and Antenatal Care is responsible for both clinical management and professional development in the field of obstetrics and maternal fetal medicine. He/she provides governance, leadership, and active patient care to the clinical service. As the Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine, he/she is actively involved in teaching of medical students and pursues outstanding, independent and interdisciplinary research. He/she further provides medical leadership to the Women's Hospital in close collaboration with the Professor of Gynaecology (rotating chairpersonship).

Your profile

Qualified candidates will be board-certified in obstetrics and gynaecology and hold subspecialty qualification in maternal fetal medicine. Habilitation or equivalent academic qualifications are expected. Excellent knowledge and outstanding clinical experience in obstetrics and maternal fetal medicine are required, particularly in the management of high-risk pregnancies.

Candidates will be able to show successful acquisition of competitive research grants as a main applicant. The position is suited for applicants interested in participative leadership on the basis of considerable leadership experience. The university is seeking an approachable, integrative personality with a systemic view for the benefit of the entire Women's Hospital. Excellent language skills in German and very good language skills in English are required.

We offer you

  • A challenging and varied professional life both in the clinical and academic field
  • An open, innovative and interdisciplinary research environment
  • A responsible leadership position
  • Outstanding potential for networking in a forward-looking university hospital
  • Excellent terms of employment and attractive academic endowment
The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family-friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity. We explicitly welcome female applicants.

Application / Contact

Prof. Sven Schulzke, President of the Nomination Committee (Tel. secretary: +41 61 328 75 64, E-Mail: and the Scientific Coordinator of Academic Recruitment, Dr. Simone Neu (Tel. +41 61 207 61 64,

Application deadline is August 03, 2021. We kindly ask you to apply only electronically as described in the guidelines.

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