The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Heersink School of Medicine (HSOM) Department of Microbiology invites applications from outstanding scientists seeking a faculty position in virology. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent, externally funded research program and contribute to graduate and medical school teaching. Successful candidates will be appointed to an open tenure and rank faculty position commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications, and receive a highly competitive compensation and startup package.
We seek outstanding candidates who plan to employ state of the art approaches to investigate all aspects of virus biology, contributing critical insights on virus disease and host-pathogen interactions. Successful candidates will complement and expand our existing research strengths in virology, as well as other departmental research programs in microbiology, immunology, cancer, and structural biology. The Department offers a highly collaborative culture and new faculty are encouraged to participate in many strong UAB research centers including the Center for AIDS Research, the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center, the Comprehensive Diabetes Center, the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Center, the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and the soon-to-be established Center for Integrative Structural Biology. The Department also has a long history of promoting scientific and teaching excellence and diversity.
The UAB Heersink SOM’s main campus is in Birmingham, AL. With more than 1,700 full-time faculty and almost 2,000 medical and graduate students, the HSOM ranks 21st nationally in NIH research funding and in the top 8 for all public institutions in the US. UAB was named the Best Large Employer by Forbes in 2021; it was also named the fourth best institution 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. Birmingham is a cosmopolitan city at the heart of a metropolitan area with a population of 1.1 million people. It is a rich cultural center and progressive community with a low cost of living, moderate climate, and ample outdoor activities.
Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D in a relevant field and a strong track record in research productivity. To ensure consideration, applications should be submitted by March 1st, 2024, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 3-page research plan, 4 references, and a statement of experiences promoting diversity (all in a single PDF file).
To apply for this position, please go to: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/20624
For more information, contact: Dr. Elliot Lefkowitz, Professor and Chair of the virology search committee, Department of Microbiology, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.