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Teaching Faculty Recruitment Focused on Anatomy/Physiology Education

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama (US)
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Dec 27, 2022

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Life Sciences, Anatomy, Physiology
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The Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham ( invites applications for the faculty position of Anatomist/Physiologist. This open rank/open tenure-status position will entail teaching medical, dental, optometry, and other health-related students. The selected individual will have a full-time commitment and focus on providing anatomy/physiology education and utilizing approaches that integrate basic science and clinical areas.

CDIB is a basic science department in the UAB Heersink School of Medicine. In 2020, CDIB was ranked No. 6 in National Institutes of Health among cell biology departments with over $16M in NIH grant awards. CDIB's research takes place in over 40,000 square feet of newly renovated laboratory space. The faculty in CDIB are highly collaborative and direct robust research and training programs in Ciliopathies, Neurobiology & Neurological Diseases, Developmental Biology, Bioengineering & Regenerative Medicine, Cancer Biology, Immunology and Inflammation, Fundamental Cell Biology, Physiology & Biophysics.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. (or equivalent terminal degree) with preference given to candidates who bring innovative approaches that complement existing expertise within the department. A solid background in clinically/surgically oriented anatomy is a plus. In addition, solid experience in cadaveric dissections of the entire human body is required for concurrent gross anatomy laboratories and future prosections for an anatomist position. This appointment will be made at an academic rank and tenure status, commensurate with the level of professional and educational experience.


The UAB Heersink SOM is a multi-campus medical school with its main campus in Birmingham and three regional campuses in Huntsville, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa. With more than 1,700 full-time faculty and almost 2,000 medical and graduate students, the Heersink SOM ranks 21st nationally in NIH research funding and in the top 8 for all public institutions. UAB has been named the Best Large Employer by Forbes in 2021 and is ranked #4 for diversity. Driven by an intensely collaborative and entrepreneurial character, UAB is one of the leading economic engines of the State, with a nearly $4 billion budget and a statewide economic impact exceeding $7 billion annually.

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.


The UAB Heersink SOM welcomes inquiries, nominations, and applications. To receive full consideration, interested individuals should electronically submit a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity and inclusion statement. 

All inquiries should be emailed to:

Cathy M. Fuller, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology

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