UAB is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Genetics.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) welcomes applications and nominations for the role of Chair of the Department of Genetics. This is a pivotal time for genetics and genomics at UAB, and nationally. Transformative advances have revolutionized and expanded the field of genetics—deepening an ever-growing synergy between biomedical research, genomics, informatics, clinical care, and data science. A top-25, NIH-funded academic health science center, UAB integrates all these components. UAB now turns to recruiting the department Chair, who will serve as the primary driver of basic genetics research. UAB and the department are positioned to become a platform for genomics innovation both locally and regionally, affirming their place among the leading institutions and departments nationally.
The successful candidate will be a skilled leader, recognized in the field of genetics as an outstanding scientist. Success in this role will depend on her/his ability to realize a whole greater than the parts—s/he will convene and collaborate with the institutes and units focused on informatics, precision medicine, and genomics. Candidates for this position will have an M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or a Ph.D., with significant leadership and managerial experience.
UAB is strongly committed to the success of this Chair, who will guide the department through a significant transition—implementing change and charting a new direction for growth. The Chair will leverage the existing strengths of an already solid department to expand scholarship and research funding, promote a culture of excellence and academic success, develop a diverse, cohesive and highly collaborative faculty, and foster strategic partnerships across genetics and genomics at UAB, as aligned with the institutional priorities for precision medicine, genomic medicine and informatics. The Chair reports to the senior vice president and dean for the School of Medicine.
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 Medicine is the third largest public academic medical center in the country, with more than 1,900 beds and almost 18,000 employees. UAB Hospital is the centerpiece of the UAB Health System and is the teaching hospital for the UAB School of Medicine. Situated among major research centers and clinics, UAB Hospital provides patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services, as well as the most up-to-date treatments and innovations in health care. In addition to UAB Hospital, UAB Medicine includes The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, as well as several primary and specialty care clinics, a dozen member and affiliate hospitals within Alabama, more than 10 cancer associates in the Southeast, and the Viva Health HMO.
Located in the heart of the Southeast, Birmingham is a short drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, New Orleans, Memphis and Gulf Coast beaches. Some of the most beautiful suburbs in the United States surround the city. With its picturesque surroundings, Birmingham has been recognized as an “All American City”, one of the top ten American cities to live and work, and one of the top ten entrepreneurial and job growth hot spots in America. The combination of pleasant weather, geography, diverse culture, activities, and lifestyle make this city a wonderful place to live, raise a family, and practice medicine.
In tandem with our institution’s strong diversity efforts, UAB highly encourages candidates from underrepresented minorities to apply.
Academic rank, compensation, and tenure will depend on qualifications and experience.
A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition, 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.
Candidates for this position will have an M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or a Ph.D., with significant leadership and managerial experience.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number F875P
Open Date 06/12/2019
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
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.
Pre-employment Background Check
A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.
Drug/Nicotine Screen (if applicable)
In addition, 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.