Instructor – Med-preventive Medicine – F1751p

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School/College: School of Medicine

Assignment Category
Full-Time

Rank: Instructor

Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track

Payroll Status: Faculty 12

Job Description

The Division of Preventive Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure earning Instructor position. Salary 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.

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.

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 is #1 on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Large Employers 2021.

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.

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.

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.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (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.

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.

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.

Interested candidates should apply here: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/10216

To learn more about the University of Alabama at Birmingham, please visit http://uab.edu/home.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in a discipline related to medicine, public health, behavioral science, psychology, and/or epidemiology. 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.

Preferred Qualifications

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. Candidates whose research aligns with existing senior faculty’s research is advantageous to promote mentorship and collaboration.

Open Until Filled: Yes

About University of Alabama at Birmingham

To learn more about the University of Alabama at Birmingham click here.

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

How to apply

Apply online

Please write a statement that is up to one page single-spaced describing your past, present, and future efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in education, research, and/or service. If you do not have past experience, please describe your awareness and any related background about the importance of diversity.*

  • Diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstances. Differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic region, and more.

EEO Statement

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Statement

The laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination continue to evolve. Please be aware that UAB may determine that obtaining the COVID-19 or related vaccination is a requirement for this position, based on legal changes or otherwise. If that occurs, the successful candidate may be required to submit proof of vaccination or obtain an approved vaccination exemption as a condition of employment.

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A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

Among 11 universities nationally (and only Alabama university) to earn the prestigious Beckman Scholars Award, which provides scholarship funds to universities demonstrating exceptional mentoring and training of undergraduate researchers.