Academic Joint Departments - Open Rank/ Open Tenure Associate Director for Biomedical Informatics Education
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Internal Number: 11648
Position Number: 01701
School/College: Academic Joint Departments
Associate Director for Biomedical Informatics Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
The Department of Genetics along with The Informatics Institute at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Heersink School of Medicine seeks to recruit a faculty member to serve as Associate Director for its educational programs. Recruitment is for a tenured, tenure-track, or non-tenure-earning faculty applicants with an MD, PhD or MD/PhD at all ranks and includes academic appointment in one or more of 27 academic departments across the Heersink SOM, many of which rank in the top 10 nationally in NIH funding.
1. Management of educational programs
a. Work with the co-directors of the established Undergraduate Program in Bioinformatics
b. Coordination of new and existing Certificate, Master's and PhD programs with the UAB Graduate School and General Biomedical Sciences program, the School of Health Professions, and the School of Engineering
c. Working with faculty mentors to oversee postgraduate informatics training
2. Direct and teach biomedical informatics courses for the Informatics Institute
3. Participate in collaborative research
The successful applicant will join the UAB Informatics Institute, one of the leading informatics units in the Deep South, to participate in its education and research missions. The Institute has 8 full time and 20 affiliate faculty with primary appointments in many Heersink School of Medicine departments, as well as several other schools at UAB. Members of the Institute conduct independent research and participate in leading national and international research consortia.
UAB has been named the Best Large Employer by Forbes in 2021 and is ranked #4 for diversity. Driven by an intensely collaborative and entrepreneurial character, UAB is one of the leading economic engines of the State, with a nearly $4 billion budget and a statewide economic impact exceeding $7 billion annually. UAB is Alabama's largest employer with more than 23,000 employees; it supports more than 64,000 jobs statewide. UAB received nearly $849 million in research grants and extramural awards for the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, 2021. With more than 1,700 full-time faculty and almost 2,000 medical and graduate students, the Heersink SOM ranks 21st nationally in NIH research funding and in the top 8 for all public institutions. Three departments within the Heersink SOM are ranked in the top 10 for NIH funding in 2021: Dermatology – #2; Microbiology – #9; Biomedical Engineering – #10.
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