Tenure Track Faculty Position in Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
October 02 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology (CDIB) https://www.uab.edu/medicine/cdib/ at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks highly-qualified applicants to fill up to three positions for tenure-earning Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with a research program focused on mechanisms regulating development and organogenesis, causes of birth defects, stem cell biology in model systems with a strong developmental biology context, or application of developmental programs to regenerative medicine and tissue repair.

Candidates are expected to be highly motivated with excellent communication, teaching, and writing skills, and to have demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with an impactful publication record. The successful candidate must establish a robust, innovative, and externally funded research program, and contribute to teaching and mentorship activities at the medical and graduate level. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. (or similar doctoral degree) with preference given to candidates who bring innovative approaches that complement existing expertise within the department.

The successful applicant will benefit from newly renovated research facilities, strong institutional and departmental commitments to career development and mentoring, and a vibrant, collaborative research environment that brings together fundamental biology and clinical science that creates unique research opportunities. A competitive compensation and startup package is being offered.

CDIB is nationally ranked in the top ten Cell Biology departments in NIH support by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. UAB is a research intensive university and academic health center ranked in the top 20 young universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education Supplement (https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2019/young-university-rankings#!/page/0/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/stats). UAB has a close association with HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and is the Southeast lead institution in the NIH supported All of Us research program providing remarkable opportunities to uncover the genetic basis of birth defects.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their past research activities and future research goals, their curriculum vitae, and the name and contact information of three references to UAB PeopleAdmin.

Reflecting our institution’s diversity, UAB highly encourages candidates from underrepresented minorities to apply. 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. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.