The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health is inviting applications from outstanding candidates for multiple full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor (12-month appointments with rank and tenure status commensurate with qualifications).
Faculty will be expected and given the opportunity to develop their own independent line of research. In addition, substantial opportunities to collaborate and publish with other established investigators will be offered. This is an excellent opportunity to expand one’s career into one of the most rapidly progressing and in-demand areas of scientific research.
Candidates must have a background in biostatistics research methods, clinical trials, or statistical genetics research, a doctoral degree in biostatistics, mathematics or related, and a demonstrated ability to apply these techniques to biostatistics research. Proven ability to conduct innovative research is required. A successful track record of publication and collaboration as part of a research team is essential. It is expected that the successful candidate will cover a portion of their salary through participation in funded research collaborations or public health practice and will engage in service activities to the Department and School, including advising students’ practicum experiences and serving on thesis/dissertation committees. Graduate level teaching (minimum 1 course per year) is required.
Founded in 1978, the UAB School of Public Health has grown to 84 full-time faculty and 1243 students (in the 2021-22 academic year). In 2022, the School received $38.7 million in research grants and contracts and ranked 22nd in NIH funding among all 65 schools of public health. Diversity is one of the school’s values and strengths, with 48% of students identifying as a member of an underrepresented racial/ethnic group and 16% identifying as first-generation college students. Diversity is also one of the core values of the Department of Biostatistics and is essential to achieving excellence in research and education. In 2020, the School of Public Health received the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
UAB is a very high research activity (R1) 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 received nearly $849 million in research grants and awards for the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, 2021, with the university ranking 8th in NIH funding among all public universities. Spanning more than 100 city blocks, UAB is the state of Alabama’s largest single employer with some 25,000 employees and has an annual, state-wide economic impact exceeding $12.1 billion. Forbes named UAB America’s Best Large Employer for 2021.
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 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.
A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.