School of Medicine - Open Rank - Research Ophthalmology
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Internal Number: 10291
Position Number: 04102, 04103
School/College: School of Medicine
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UAB Callahan Eye, University of Alabama at Birmingham is inviting applications from outstanding PhD and/or MD scientists for two Tenured or Tenure-Track positions to be filled at the rank of Assistant, Associate Professor or Professor to join a thriving and well-funded vision science research environment which includes an NIH P30 core grant.
The Department welcomes applicants with an established track record and significant research accomplishments in areas of vision research that may complement and/or expand the research interests of the Department. Successful applicants will are expected to develop an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program.
The interdisciplinary research team of the department is currently composed of clinician scientists, biologists, endocrinologists, engineers, optometrists focusing their research activities towards understanding the pathogenesis of, and improving treatment for, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, myopia, and low vision. The department boasts a range of strengths in basic, translational and clinical research including: cell replacement therapy, gene therapy, retinal imaging, retinal structure/function, stem cell biology, angiogenesis, cell signaling, biomechanics, improving the outcomes of eye care for diverse populations and proximity to one of the largest eye banks in the US. Excellent opportunity to obtain students from the graduate school programs at UAB.
The Department is 12th in the Blue Ridge ranking for current NIH-funded research for ophthalmology departments nationwide and has received unrestricted grant support from Research to Prevent Blindness since 1988. More detailed information about the Department can be found at https://www.uab.edu/medicine/ophthalmology/.
The department has nearly 50 full- and part-time clinical and research faculty and is based in the Callahan Eye Hospital, part of the UAB Health System. UAB Callahan Eye has 16 eye operating rooms in a dedicated facility and operates a newly expanded network of more than 15 satellite clinics.
Rank and salary will be competitive and commensurate with training and experience. The position offers excellent opportunities for patient care, teaching, and program development as well as a personalized and multidisciplinary mentorship program. Additional benefits include a relocation allowance, a superior family benefits program and an unsurpassed retirement program.
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.
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Open Tenure
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In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.