The Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor Faculty position. The position requires clear research interests with a focus on health disparities/health equity. In keeping with the Department’s strong connections to public health practice, we are seeking applicants who have experience working with communities and organizations addressing the concerns of vulnerable populations in domestic or global settings, preferably in both settings. The applicant will be expected to mount an independent research agenda so experience submitting grant applications and/or securing extramural research funding is preferred. The successful candidate will also be expected to foster collaborations with others in the Department, social scientists and clinicians in our interdisciplinary academic medical center and university setting, as well as public health practitioners. Teaching at either the undergraduate or the graduate level will be expected. Minimum qualifications are a doctoral degree in public health or a doctoral degree in sociology or a related field with graduate training in public health.
The anticipated start date is summer 2019. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter outlining qualifications and CV at http://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/4648.
UAB is a comprehensive urban university with a nationally recognized academic health center. It is the only public, four-year degree granting university in the state's largest metropolitan area. UAB is the largest research institution in Alabama and is the state’s largest employer. UAB is among 51 public and private universities classified by The Carnegie Foundation as having “very high research activity” and "community engagement." The university has helped to transform Birmingham into a nexus of medicine, business, research, and development, as well as a vibrant metropolis with extensive cultural, dining, entertainment and athletic options.
The UAB School of Public Health is one of six health science schools at UAB. In 2015, the School received more than $45 million in research grants and contracts and ranked 4th in NIH funding among public schools of public health. Faculty in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy conduct research in a broad selection of topics and disciplines, and provide training and education at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral level. The undergraduate degree is a general B.S. degree in Public Health offered through the School of Public Health. Departmental Masters of Public Health (MPH) degrees are offered in health policy, health care organization and maternal and child health policy and leadership, with coordinated degree options in business, optometry, public administration, nursing, social work, and juris doctorate. The department also offers a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in outcomes research. The department’s Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree has concentrations in Public Health Management, Outcomes, and Maternal and Child Health Policy.
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.