School of Medicine-Open Rank-Pediatrics-Rheumatology
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Internal Number: 8819
Position Number: 00301
School/College: School of Medicine
The Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) announces a full-time, open rank, twelve-month faculty position with corresponding administrative responsibilities within the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology. This position incorporates clinical, interdisciplinary teaching, community activities, and may include some research. Applicants must have MD, DO, MD/Ph.D and be BC/BE in Pediatrics Rheumatology. The ideal candidate will have experience in academic medicine. Successful candidates will be involved in graduate medical education activities through clinical education. The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham/Children's Hospital of Alabama was created in the summer of 2007 in response to a great need for pediatric rheumatic care in the state of Alabama, the largest state population without a Pediatric Rheumatologist at the time. The Division maintains strong ties with the Arthritis Foundation local chapter and the outstanding adult Rheumatology division at UAB. There are currently 6 clinical faculty members and 4 Pediatric Rheumatology nurse practitioners with ongoing recruiting efforts to expand the physician-scientist base of the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology. Overriding goals of the division are to: 1) provide state of the art care to all children with rheumatic disorders in Alabama and the surrounding area; 2) conduct well-funded cutting edge research in the basic, clinical, and translational sciences as they relate to rheumatology and immunology; 3) educate the medical and lay communities in Alabama regarding diagnosis and management of pediatric rheumatic diseases; and 4) train additional Pediatric Rheumatologists to further populate the southeastern United States via an ACGME-accredited Pediatric Rheumatology training program Children's hospital is the premier health care institution for the children of Alabama and neighboring states. Faculty in the Children's hospital clinics supervise the care provided by fellows, residents, and medical students in a variety of clinics ranging from primary care to specialty services through the UAB. Children's Hospital has 332 beds with a large catchment area and outstanding opportunities for academic advancement. Birmingham is a diverse city that enjoys a reputation as one of America's best places for a family to live, work, and play. Positions offer competitive salaries along with a comprehensive benefits package. Rank and salary will be commensurate with the candidate's experience and will consist of a guaranteed salary as well as a generous incentive plan linked to productivity.
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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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.