Division of Preventive Medicine – Department of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Type: Full Time
School/College: School of Medicine
Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Status: Open Tenure
Payroll Status: Faculty 12
The Division of Preventive Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine seeks doctoral-level scientists for multiple Assistant Professor positions, both tenure track and non-tenure earning. Salary and tenure status commensurate with experience and qualifications. Early career investigators who have completed postdoctoral training or similar experiences and who demonstrate high potential to obtain extramural funding are sought. A successful track record of pilot/feasibility grants, training awards, and scholarly productivity is desired. Physician candidates must be board certified or board eligible in a pertinent specialty and eligible to be licensed in Alabama.
Candidates from a variety of disciplines such as medicine, public health, behavioral science, psychology, or epidemiology are invited to apply. We seek to enhance existing collaborations and build on research strengths in multiple areas including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, cancer prevention and control, and life-course and aging, with cross-cutting themes of health disparities/vulnerable populations, outcomes research, community-based behavioral science, biostatistics, and population-based clinical trials and observational studies. Candidates whose research aligns with existing senior faculty’s research is advantageous to promote mentorship and collaboration. For clinician scientists, clinical practice linkages are available through affiliated health care systems.
Candidates will be considered who have experience and a strong interest in the prevention and management of chronic diseases, including cancer; cardiovascular disease; diabetes and obesity; chronic diseases and/or genetic epidemiology; health services research; patient and provider outcomes; quality of care and clinical effectiveness; racial disparities; and women’s health.
UAB secured nearly $849 million in research grants and awards from the 12-month period ending on Sept. 30, 2021, which represents a one-year increase of 33%, includes two pandemic-related awards that totaled $201 million. Each of UAB's six health-related schools is among the top 10 public universities receiving funding from the National Institutes of Health, and UAB ranks among the top 3% of U.S. universities based on all federal research funding awarded. Industry support from all sources totaled $149 million, up 49% for the year. Industry-supported clinical trials, a subset of this number, increased $42 million, or 56%, for the year. In FY 2021, intellectual property disclosures managed by the UAB increased 50% to 127, with 19 patents issued, 44 licenses executed, three startups launched and $4.87 million in revenue was generated.
UAB research grants and awards are at a record high, exceeding $527 million in FY18, including $320 million in NIH funding for FY18. UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent).
UAB’s Department of Medicine consistently ranks in the top 20 departments nationally for NIH funding. Both the division and department provide a vibrant environment that stimulates professional growth and provides access to an outstanding infrastructure.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has — for more than five decades — produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB was ranked #1 in the United States, and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings.
UAB Medicine is the third largest public academic medical center in the country, with more than 1,900 beds and almost 18,000 employees. UAB Hospital is the centerpiece of the UAB Health System and is the teaching hospital for the UAB School of Medicine. Situated among major research centers and clinics, UAB Hospital provides patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services, as well as the most up-to-date treatments and innovations in health care. In addition to UAB Hospital, UAB Medicine includes The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, as well as several primary and specialty care clinics, a dozen member and affiliate hospitals within Alabama, more than 10 cancer associates in the Southeast, and the Viva Health HMO.
Located in the heart of the Southeast, Birmingham is a short drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, New Orleans, Memphis and Gulf Coast beaches. Some of the most beautiful suburbs in the United States surround the city. With its picturesque surroundings, Birmingham has been recognized as an “All American City”, one of the top ten American cities to live and work, and one of the top ten entrepreneurial and job growth hot spots in America. The combination of pleasant weather, geography, diverse culture, activities, and lifestyle make this city a wonderful place to live, raise a family, and practice medicine. In tandem with our institution’s strong diversity efforts, UAB highly encourages candidates from underrepresented minorities to apply.
In alignment with UAB School of Medicine’s mission to reflect the diversity of our community and meet the needs of our diverse population, candidates are required as part of the application process to provide a statement that is up to one page single-spaced describing their contributions to promote diversity and inclusion.
Required Qualifications: Doctoral candidates from a variety of disciplines such as medicine, public health, behavioral science, psychology, or epidemiology are invited to apply.
We seek to enhance existing collaborations and build on research strengths in multiple areas including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, cancer prevention and control, and life-course and aging, with cross-cutting themes of health disparities/vulnerable populations, outcomes research, community-based behavioral science, biostatistics, and population-based clinical trials and observational studies. For clinician scientists, clinical practice linkages are available through affiliated health care systems.
Interested candidates should apply here: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/10662
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and application packet including curriculum vitae, research interest/expertise, and the names of three references. Evaluation of applications will occur as they are received and will continue until the positions are filled.
Open Date: 3/20/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Pre-employment Background Check: A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition, physicians and other clinical faculty candidates who will be employed by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities must successfully complete a pre-employment drug and nicotine screen to be hired.
Drug/Nicotine Screen (if applicable): In addition, physicians and other clinical faculty candidates who will be employed by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities must successfully complete a pre-employment drug and nicotine screen to be hired.
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