The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking an outstanding leader to serve as Director of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, within the Department of Pediatrics. The Division Director is responsible for the comprehensive leadership and management of the Division's activities and for advancing UAB's and Children's of Alabama's excellence in clinical care, research, advocacy, and education.
This leader will build on the significant departmental and institutional strengths, commitment to clinical excellence, research innovation, and superb education in a culture of patient and family centered care. Faculty members in the Division have diverse and complementary areas of interest and expertise including Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders, Nutrition, Weight Management, Intestinal Rehabilitation, Pancreatitis, Aerodigestive Disorders, Feeding Problems, and Liver Transplantation. Opportunities for the new division director include expansion of current subspecialty focus areas, development of robust research programs and continued mentorship of the faculty to achieve national prominence. The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology has 14 faculty and 6 fellows.
The Department of Pediatrics has a rich history of service and scholarship. The Department encompasses 19 divisions and includes 260 highly skilled clinicians and investigators. Our goals in the Department are to provide the highest quality medical care to children and adolescents; to develop new preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for diseases that impact our patients through basic, translational and health services research; and to provide outstanding education across the continuum of pediatric medicine. Over the past 7 years, research activity has continued to increase; extramural grant awards provided $31 million in total committed annual dollars (including over $21.5 million from NIH) in FY20. The Department is deeply committed to the education of the next generation of outstanding pediatricians through robust Residency and Fellowship programs (in FY21, 96 residents and 75 fellows). A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as caring for the underserved is essential. Faculty are engaged in strong advocacy efforts at the state and national level.
A strong history of academic achievement and a commitment to excellence in service, education, and academic productivity are required. The successful candidate will have a national reputation in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, reflecting a strong record of scholarly accomplishments and leadership ability, with a history of progressive leadership experience. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary, and a record of interdisciplinary collaboration is desirable. The ideal candidate will qualify for an appointment at the Associate or Professor level within UAB and will be an MD, or MD/PhD who is licensed or eligible for license in the state of Alabama. Salary and tenure status are negotiable based on experience and current academic achievements.
The UAB Department of Pediatrics practices at Children's of Alabama (COA), which is an independent children's hospital. Children's of Alabama serves the UAB Pediatric enterprise as the site for clinical care, training and research. COA is a premier children's hospital that is growing people and programs. COA is ranked among the best children's hospital programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Last year, patients made more than 670,000 outpatient and 15,000 inpatient visits to COA from every county in Alabama and from 41 other states and four foreign countries. COA is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children.
Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and has an important history in civil rights in the United States. It is a diverse community in which UAB is an important economic engine and focus for discovery. The Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area has a population of 1.2 million and offers outstanding opportunities for education, cultural and outdoor activities and community life.
For more information regarding this opportunity please contact: Erin Shaughnessy, MD, MSHCM Chair of the GI Division Director Search Committee
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
MD/PhD MD DO
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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.