UAB is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Genetics.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) welcomes applications and nominations for the role of Chair of the Department of Genetics. This is a pivotal time for genetics and genomics at UAB, and nationally. Transformative advances have revolutionized and expanded the field of genetics—deepening an ever-growing synergy between biomedical research, genomics, informatics, clinical care, and data science. A top-25, NIH-funded academic health science center, UAB integrates all these components. UAB now turns to recruiting the department Chair, who will serve as the primary driver of basic genetics research. UAB and the department are positioned to become a platform for genomics innovation both locally and regionally, affirming their place among the leading institutions and departments nationally.
The successful candidate will be a skilled leader, recognized in the field of genetics as an outstanding scientist. Success in this role will depend on her/his ability to realize a whole greater than the parts—s/he will convene and collaborate with the institutes and units focused on informatics, precision medicine, and genomics. Candidates for this position will have an M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or a Ph.D., with significant leadership and managerial experience. UAB is strongly committed to the success of this Chair, who will guide the department through a significant transition—implementing change and charting a new direction for growth. The Chair will leverage the existing strengths of an already solid department to expand scholarship and research funding, promote a culture of excellence and academic success, develop a diverse, cohesive and highly collaborative faculty, and foster strategic partnerships across genetics and genomics at UAB, as aligned with the institutional priorities for precision medicine, genomic medicine and informatics. The Chair reports to the senior vice president and dean for the School of Medicine.
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
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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.