The Department of Nutrition Sciences (DNS), School of Health Professions (SHP) at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) announces a full-time 12-month tenure track Assistant/Associate faculty position with a teaching and research specialization in clinical and population health. Rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The faculty member is expected to teach nutrition education undergraduate and graduate courses, provide academic and leadership support to existing and upcoming educational programs, and engage in research service and scholastic activities that support the mission of the Department.
UAB has historically been involved in nutrition and our Dietetic Internship program was established in 1963. DNS has robust programs in obesity, diabetes, and cancer, and sponsors two NIH research centers (Diabetes Research and Training Center, Nutrition and Obesity Research Center). SHP is one of the nation's largest and most diverse schools of its type with more than 20 programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. SHP is one of six medically focused schools in a thriving academic health center. UAB is among the highest tier of US research institutions, and SHP is currently ranked in the top three for NIH funding for similar schools.
Candidates must have a PhD in Nutrition or a closely related field, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), and at least one year of post doctoral training at the time of hiring. Experience in distance education teaching is preferred. Independent research experience in clinical and population health with an emphasis in health disparities research is encouraged and strong background in statistical methodology is highly desired. PhD applicants should show evidence of existing scholarly research with potential for external funding. The salary is highly competitive, and excellent fringe benefits are provided that include a retirement plan, health care benefits, and tuition assistance for the employees, spouse and dependents.
Review of complete applications will begin on August 1, 2021. Applicants should submit application, current vitae, description of research agenda, official transcripts, phone and email contact information for three references, and a statement of teaching philosophy.
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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.