The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center (O'Neal) and the UAB School of Public Health (SOPH) Department of Epidemiology seek a dynamic scientist and leader in cancer epidemiology for the Caldwell Marks Chair. The Marks Chair will work with the O'Neal, SOPH, and Department of Epidemiology to strategically grow our research program in cancer epidemiology, including additional recruitments, and will work in an interdisciplinary research setting with significant opportunities to further develop and foster research collaborations campus-wide.
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
Eligible candidates must have an earned doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, ScD, or MD) and formal training in epidemiology.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishments, extramural research support, and mentoring and/or teaching experience to merit appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure in the Department of Epidemiology. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.
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Internal Number: 7317
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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.