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Pulmonary Division Director

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The Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham seeks an exceptional physician-leader as the next Director of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine.  The Division has grown to over 70 faculty and has built an outstanding fellowship program and a research portfolio with more than $20M/year in extramural funding.  The Division has programs in cystic fibrosis, chronic lung disease, and end-stage lung disease that attract patients around the world.  The Division pioneers eICU care that has decreased mortality in hospitals across Alabama. UAB is ranked by US News and World Report as the #1 hospital in pulmonology in the 11 states of the Southeast (Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida, and Alabama), and #25 in the country.

UAB seeks a physician-leader who works well with others, is esteemed, has demonstrated the ability to develop people and programs, and has advanced the field.  The Division Director will lead the faculty in creating and implementing the vision to develop clinical, training, and research programs that will prevent lung disease and will advance the care and cure of people with lung disease.  The Division will become a magnet for the best chest physicians, critical care physicians, and lung scientists. 

The successful candidate will be board-certified in Pulmonary Disease and/or Critical Care Medicine.  The appointment will be endowed and tenured as full professor.  The Division Director will be responsible for investing a substantial financial commitment for program development.

Metropolitan Birmingham is the cradle of the American Civil Rights Movement.  Birmingham draws people from around the world to its inclusive communities, extraordinary lifestyle, excellent schools, and comfortable climate.  The world’s best beaches, beautiful lakes, and Appalachian Mountains are a short drive away. UAB provides competitive salaries and generous benefit packages.

About UAB

 The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research 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 was ranked #1 in the United States, and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings.

UAB Medicine is the third largest public academic medical center in the country, with more than 1,900 beds and almost 18,000 employees. UAB Hospital is the centerpiece of the UAB Health System and is the teaching hospital for the UAB School of Medicine. Situated among major research centers and clinics, UAB Hospital provides patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services, as well as the most up-to-date treatments and innovations in health care. In addition to UAB Hospital, UAB Medicine includes The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, as well as several primary and specialty care clinics, a dozen member and affiliate hospitals within Alabama, more than 10 cancer associates in the Southeast, and the Viva Health HMO.

Located in the heart of the Southeast, Birmingham is a short drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, New Orleans, Memphis and Gulf Coast beaches. Some of the most beautiful suburbs in the United States surround the city. With its picturesque surroundings, Birmingham has been recognized as an “All American City”, one of the top ten American cities to live and work, and one of the top ten entrepreneurial and job growth hot spots in America. The combination of pleasant weather, geography, diverse culture, activities, and lifestyle make this city a wonderful place to live, raise a family, and practice medicine. In tandem with our institution’s strong diversity efforts, UAB highly encourages candidates from underrepresented minorities to apply.

Interested candidates should apply here:  https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/7470

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (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”.

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition, physicians and other clinical faculty candidates who will be employed by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities, must successfully complete a pre-employment drug and nicotine screen to be hired.




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Posted: 10/2/2020
Application Due: 12/1/2020
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