School of Medicine - Assoc Professor/Professor- Med-Preventive Medicine
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Internal Number: 10281
Position Number: 00701, 00301
School/College: School of Medicine
The Division of Preventive Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine seeks doctoral-level scientists (such as, MD, PhD, or DrPH) for multiple Associate and/or full Professor positions with open tenure status. Rank, salary, and tenure status commensurate with experience and qualifications. Mid to senior level career investigators who have established independent research programs and demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding are sought. Physician candidates must be board certified or board eligible in a pertinent specialty and eligible to be licensed in Alabama.
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.
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.
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.
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Open Tenure
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.
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.
Pre-Employment Background Check:
A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.