The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Family and Community Medicine seeks doctoral-level scientist (such as MD, PhD, or DrPH) for faculty position with open tenure status. Applicants with emerging or established research agendas in exercise or lifestyle medicine, including perspectives on clinical outcomes, digital health, or health behaviors/promotion will be considered.
The successful applicant will join a vibrant and diverse research environment and will benefit from career mentoring programs and collaborations across campus, including the Center for Exercise Medicine, the Nutrition Obesity Research Center, and Preventive Medicine.
Applicants must hold PhD, DrPH and/or MD and have a demonstrated record of scholarly activity that compliments existing expertise within the department. A strong commitment to excellence in medical education and graduate training is also required. Physician candidates must be board certified or board eligible in a pertinent specialty and eligible to be licensed in Alabama.
Successful candidates are expected to maintain a robust, extramurally funded research program and participate in departmental teaching and scholarly activities. Candidates who have successfully competed for extramural funding from the NIH, NSF, VA, or competitive research foundations will be given top priority.
The position is a full-time, twelve-month open rank and open tenure status faculty position. Academic rank, tenure status, and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Driven by an intensely collaborative and entrepreneurial character, UAB is one of the leading economic engines of the state, with 25,000 employees and a statewide economic impact exceeding $7.15 billion annually. With more than 1,300 full time faculty and nearly 1,200 medical and graduate students, the UAB SOM ranks 21st among medical schools in NIH research funding and eighth among public medical schools.
UAB's long partnership with its community and state has led to the economic, cultural, and social renaissance of Birmingham as the region has grown from primarily a steel-based economy to a thriving nexus of research and development, medicine, banking and other service industries. Birmingham has more green space per capita than any city of its size in the country.
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. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition, physicians 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 screen to be hired.