School of Medicine-Open Rank-Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Division Director
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Internal Number: 16937
Position Number: 311654010.61001
School/College: School of Medicine
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine (UAB Heersink SOM) is currently seeking an energetic and innovative leader to serve as the Director of the Division of Allergy and Immunology. The Division Director is responsible for the comprehensive leadership and management of the Division's activities and for advancing UAB's and Children's of Alabama's excellence in clinical care, research, advocacy, and education.
This opportunity is for full-time, regular, twelve-month faculty position with corresponding administrative responsibilities within the division. Faculty rank and tenure is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position incorporates clinical, interdisciplinary teaching, community activities, and may include research. Applicants must have an MD or DO and be BC/BE in a relevant discipline and leadership experience in an academic medicine setting. MD/PhD candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Division of Pediatric Allergy serves to provide expertise in clinical care, education, research, and service for both the University Health System and Children's of Alabama (COA). The Division specializes in the treatment of patients with IgE and non-IgE mediated diseases including asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, food allergy, urticaria, angioedema, stinging insect and drug allergy. Division clinical immunologists diagnose and treat children with primary immune deficiencies including Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), primary antibody, phagocyte and complement deficiencies. Faculty research interests include studies related to the diagnosis and management of drug and food allergy and the role of chronic infection, particularly with mycoplasma infection. Other research interests include the pathophysiology of asthma and allergic diseases as well as primary immune deficiencies and autoimmunity. For more information about our thriving Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Division, visit our website at https://www.uab.edu/medicine/peds/allergy-immunology.
UAB ranks 10th in NIH funding for public universities and 22nd among medical schools. UAB also has long standing strength in Immunology and has made a strategic investment and research focus in the new Immunology Institute (https://www.uab.edu/medicine/immunologyinstitute/) led by Dr. Fran Lund.
Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, with a metropolitan population over 1 million. The city is thriving with a growing restaurant and arts scene, charming neighborhoods, and many outdoor park and entertainment spaces. Birmingham is well located in the Southeast with easy access to lakes, mountains, and gulf beaches. UAB is located in downtown Birmingham, is a great place to work, and was named America's No. 1 Best Large Employer 2021 by Forbes. Diversity is a defining feature of Birmingham's past, present, and future. At UAB, we are committed to capitalizing on what makes Birmingham and the University trailblazers in moving inclusion forward. We are invigorating conversations, fostering civic engagement, widening perspectives, stimulating innovation and connecting people. Every day, we seek ways to actively promote and recognize principles of fairness and equity, in relation to, and across, intersections of race, age, color, disability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, and all other identities represented among our diverse communities.
The position offers a competitive salary along with a comprehensive benefits package. Rank, salary and tenure status will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate and will consist of a guaranteed salary as well as a generous incentive plan linked to productivity.
For more information regarding this opportunity please contact:
Dr. Randy Q. Cron, MD, PhD
Director of UAB Pediatric Rheumatology
Search committee chair for Pediatric Allergy & Immunology Division Director
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
MD, DO, or MD/PhD
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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.