Infection Control - Assistant Professor

Birmingham, Alabama (US)
May 06 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type


Division of Infectious Diseases

Department of Medicine

The UAB School of Medicine, Department of Medicine is currently recruiting for a faculty member who has a special emphasis on infection control and transplant ID.  This position to be considered for a full-time faculty appointment in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Rank and tenure status will be determined based on qualifications. Salary and start-up package are negotiable.  Position is available for Board eligible MDs.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has — for more than five decades — produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB was ranked #1 in the United States, and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings.  UAB is known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center and the state of Alabama’s largest single employer, with an economic impact exceeding $7 billion annually on the state.

The Department of Medicine, and the Division of Infectious Diseases are leaders in medical research and NIH funding. Interdisciplinary collaborations between basic and clinical faculty is a strong suit of UAB. We offer a well-developed infrastructure for cross-cutting research in inflammation, infection, and immunity.

We are looking to fill a faculty position to join this renowned Division.  Candidates with a variety of skill sets and outstanding track-record of accomplishments in infectious diseases and sustained extramural funding preferred to complement ongoing investigative work or to develop new areas of emphasis are sought.  Priority will be given to those with expertise in infections in immunocompromised hosts (including transplant recipients), global health and travel/tropical medicine, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections, and bench research in diverse topics including HIV, the human microbiome and its role in susceptibility to infectious diseases, bacterial pathogenesis, and mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance.

In tandem with our institution’s strong diversity efforts, UAB encourages candidates from underrepresented diverse backgrounds and different race/ethnic populations to apply.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate will hold an M.D., or M.D. /Ph.D. and will be an outstanding leader and highly skilled, widely recognized in the field with a strong track record in infectious diseases. Candidate should have substantial professional work experience in one or more areas of research, teaching and/or service.

Interested candidates can follow this link to apply:

Please attach CV, a one-page research statement and the contact information of three references. 

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. Physicians and other clinical faculty candidates who will be employed by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities, must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen to be hired.

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.