Search Firm Guidelines

The goal of a successful search is to recruit the most qualified and diverse applicant pool available in order to select the best candidate to become a member of the UAB community. This guide has been created as a resource to assist departments when it is determined that the services of a search firm will be needed.

How does a department determine if a search firm is required?
Hiring a search firm may be beneficial when:
  • The search for qualified candidates is going to be difficult due to the unique job requirements, experience or credentials
  • The level of seniority or uniqueness of the position requires a nation-wide search

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16287 wpm hiresUAB School of Optometry Community Eye Care Department has partnered with UAB Wellness to offer vision screenings across the UAB Campus and UAB Medicine facilities. The screening will check vision acuity (distance and near vision), peripheral vision – non central points of vision, tonometry- pressure inside the eye, color vision, ophthalmoscopy (allows doctor to see inside the back of the eye.), and slit lamp-3-D view of different parts of the eye. No appointments necessary.

 

Screening Schedule:
All screenings will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

October 24: Education Building (EDU) 2nd floor lobby
October 31: John Whitaker Building (JNWB), room 104
November 14: Highland’s Media Center – 1st floor
November 21: Business and Engineering Center (BEC) 1st floor lobby
December 5: Medical Towers (MT) 1st floor break room
December 12: School of Public Health Building (Ryals), room 125

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UAB Medicine is providing the UAB Farmer's Market again this year to the staff and visitors of UAB. We are partnering with the Farmer’s Market Authority of the State of Alabama, part of the Department of Agriculture, to bring some of the best farmers in Alabama to the UAB Market this summer. 

The Market will be held every Friday from June 6 - August 29 and is open to both staff and visitors of UAB. 

Time:  11:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Location:  North Pavilion Entrance

UAB Medicine Urgent Care, a convenient clinic backed by the full resources of UAB Medicine, is now open to treat adults for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries in its location at 125 20th Street South, Suite 103.

UAB Medicine Urgent Care is open seven days a week to treat patients ages 18 and older. Operating hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. One medical doctor and one nurse practitioner are onsite during hours of operation. This is a walk-in clinic, so no appointments are necessary. 

For more information, including a map of the clinic location, visit uabmedicine.org/UrgentCare or call (205) 801-5251.

Resources

The Role of a Search Firm
The wide range of recruiting activities and functions of a search firm.

Addendum
Responsibilities, interview example questions and UAB hiring resources you may find helpful.

 

How to Choose a Search Firm
Building the short-list of potential search firms and next steps once one is chosen.

View & Print
Download the full Search Firm Guidelines and/or one page summary.


This guide is meant as a resource for those hiring a senior staff member and considering the assistance of a search firm. For information on using a search firm to hire a faculty member, please contact the Provost’s office.