The Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (CDS) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Health Professions is seeking to fill a tenure track faculty position to serve as its Director of Research. This is a 12-month, full-time, tenure -tenure track appointment at the rank of Associate or Full professor. The Director of Research will provide leadership, expertise, and operational direction for all research activities in the Department of CDS, as they pertain to identifying research needs and funding agencies, building infrastructure, facilitating proposal development, overseeing implementation, and stimulating growth in research productivity. The Director will report to the Department Chair and will be a member of the department leadership team.
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.
Department: Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Open Tenure
Doctoral degree – PhD, MD or other terminal degree in a medically relevant discipline.
The ideal candidate should be a recognized leader with a demonstrated track record of externally funded research in clinical laboratory science, biomedical and health science, rehabilitation science, or a related area. Particular consideration will be given to those candidates with a research portfolio and training that are relevant to the vision and mission of the department and school.
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Internal Number: 8547
About University of Alabama, Birmingham
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.