Academic Joint Departments--open Rank/open Tenure Teaching Position--department Of Cell, Developmental And Integrative Biology - F2206p
School/College: Academic Joint Departments
Rank: Open Rank
Tenure Status: Open Tenure
Payroll Status: Faculty 12
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine is seeking applicants for a 12-month, open-rank/open-tenure position within the Department of Cell, Developmental & Integrative Biology. This Physiologist/Cancer Biologist position will involve teaching to a broad population of students, including professional, graduate, and undergraduate students. Successful candidates will have a full-time 12-month commitment and focus on providing superior educational content, with future opportunities for leadership and/or administrative roles.
The applicant will be required to assume teaching responsibilities in both general physiology and cancer biology in support of both professional/graduate school courses and our unique undergraduate program in Cancer Biology. This role will be aligned with the intra-school collaborations involved with the various teaching assignments, including Medical Education, departmental MS programs in Biomedical and Health Sciences and Anatomical Sciences Education, and the B.S. Program in Cancer Biology. Funds for professional development are available, as are funds to support publication and meeting attendance; successful applicants will also be encouraged to apply for both intra- and extramural awards to support their research and/or the educational mission of the department.
We are seeking candidates with either a PhD or MD degree and a strong record of significant educational accomplishments and a strong background in teaching both disciplines. This includes demonstration of excellence in the teaching of physiology and cancer biology, and documentation of the use of innovative approaches to medical education. An ability to contribute to the teaching of histology would also be helpful. The successful candidate will join a team of 10-12 anatomists, physiologists, cell/cancer biologists, and 23 basic science research focused faculty who currently teach a broad portfolio of courses in multiple settings across the campus. This appointment will be offered at an academic rank and compensation commensurate with experience. Application materials should include current curriculum vitae, cover letter, summary of educational accomplishments, teaching philosophy, diversity statement, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
PhD or MD degree
Open Date: 09/12/2023
Open Until Filled: No
Special Instructions to Applicants
In alignment with the UAB School of Medicine's mission to reflect the diversity of our community and to meet the educational and clinical needs of our diverse population, contributions that promote diversity and inclusion are given recognition in the evaluation of the candidate's qualifications.
Please write a statement that is up to one page single-spaced describing your past, present, and future efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in education, research, and/or service. If you do not have past experience, please describe your awareness and related background about the importance of diversity.
Examples of your efforts may include, but are not limited to, developing strategies for the educational or professional advancement of students in underrepresented groups; efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in education; and activities such as recruitment, retention, and mentoring or advising underrepresented students or new faculty.
Diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstances. Differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic region, and more.
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.
COVID-19 Vaccination Statement
The laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination continue to evolve. Please be aware that UAB may determine that obtaining the COVID-19 or related vaccination is a requirement for this position, based on legal changes or otherwise. If that occurs, the successful candidate may be required to submit proof of vaccination or obtain an approved vaccination exemption as a condition of employment.
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