Faculty Opening: Physician Assistant Program, 12 month faculty

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is accepting applications for a full-time, 12 month faculty position in the Physician Assistant Program (PA), Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Health Professions (SHP).  SHP is one of our nation’s largest and most diverse schools of its type with more than twenty programs at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels.  Faculty rank and tenure status are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Primary responsibilities include didactic instruction, scholarly activity, community service, and student advising. The PA Program faculty consists of an energetic, cohesive group of eight individuals, and the program has an excellent relationship with the UAB medical school and surrounding medical community. UAB is currently ranked as one of the premier medical schools and research institutions in the country.

Minimum requirements include graduation from an accredited physician assistant program, current NCCPA certification, eligibility for licensure in the state of Alabama, and possession of a masters degree in a related discipline (Doctorate preferred); with at least two years of clinical practice and a minimum of one year teaching experience.  Experience in primary care (emergency care, family practice, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology and cardiology) is encouraged, but not required.  Salary, academic rank, and tenure status will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits are provided that include a retirement plan and health care benefits.  Birmingham is an international city that enjoys a reputation as one of America’s best places for a family to live, work, and play.    

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 individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references to:
   
James R. Kilgore, PhD, PA-C, Search Committee Chair
Physician Assistant Program Search Committee
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
School of Health Professions Building, Room 482
1720 Second Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-1212
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UAB is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Faculty Opening: Chair, Department of Health Services Administration

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Health Professions invites nominations, applications, or expressions of interest for the position of Chair of the Department of Health Services Administration.

SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

The Alabama State Legislature created the School of Health Professions (SHP) www.uab.edu/shp/home, in 1969 to prepare healthcare professionals and technicians for medically underserved areas of Alabama and to assure consistent academic and clinical training in a medical center setting. Today, students continue to develop skills and expertise in some of healthcare’s most challenging fields. Since SHP is one of the six schools comprising the world-renowned UAB Academic Health Center, students are exposed to vast resources, state-of-the-art facilities, and progressive research during their academic and clinical education.

Marking a distinguished 40 year history, the UAB School of Health Professions is one of the largest health professions schools in the nation with more than 1,500 students enrolled in over 20 innovative programs at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degree levels within five departments. The school’s research programs are nationally renowned.
SHP is proud of many accomplishments including:

• U.S. News & World Report ranks several SHP programs in the nation’s top 30;
• The Master of Science in Health Administration program has been ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News since the early 1990s and is currently ranked 5th in the nation;
• The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is ranked 19th;
• The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program is ranked 25th and the Occupational Therapy program is ranked 28th;
• The Department of Nutrition Sciences is among the nation’s top 10;
• Research funding is rapidly approaching the $12 million level;
• The school is at the top of the list in research funding from the National Institutes of Health for schools of its type and among the top three schools in funding since 1969;
• All of the school’s programs with professional accrediting agencies are fully accredited by those associations; and
• The school has a long history of excellence in international education outreach.

In its most recent strategic plan the school identified four priority areas for strategic focus.

1) Health Care Leadership and Management
2) Obesity and Obesity-related Diseases
3) Rehabilitation and Disability
4) Signature Workforce Programs


POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Chair of the Department of Health Services Administration will be a full-time, twelve-month faculty position overseeing all administrative responsibilities for the department as well as participating in and providing academic leadership for teaching, service, and scholarly activities. Responsibilities will include:

• Providing leadership to departmental program directors in the day-to-day management of departmental programs;
• Managing personnel-related activities, such as recruitment, new hire recommendations, and departmental performance evaluations;
• Coordinating and managing the departmental budgeting processes, and overseeing departmental financial processes;
• Providing leadership for academic and professional development, and departmental curriculum review/development;
• Developing and maintaining key relationships with affiliating institutions and agencies;
• Providing constructive feedback and assistance to faculty, staff, and students on professional development, performance, and projects;
• Identifying and establishing fundraising priorities and securing gifts from alumni, corporations, foundations, and/or supporters;
• Designing processes that increase the representation of diversity within the student body and departmental personnel.
• Direct the department’s efforts to further establish its leadership in ongoing health care leadership and management education;
• Continue to support the growth of the department’s international healthcare system leadership profile;
• Leading the development of a stronger departmental research agenda.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates will have previous experience as part of a leadership team in an academic administrative leadership role with a high level of demonstrated successes. Previous experience in an academic department with all levels of programs is highly desired. The successful candidate will understand and be familiar with academic accreditation processes and curriculum development, university teaching, and collaboration within a complex organization. Demonstrated success in leading a program of scholarship with a record of publication and success with obtaining extramural funding is also desired. The successful candidate will be an innovative person with the personnel management skill to build a shared vision that includes sensitivity to and competence with individuals of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Doctoral qualifications from an accredited institution are required.

The Chair will also possess the following characteristics:

• An entrepreneurial spirit;
• Ability to organize and present ideas clearly;
• Experience and success with extramural grant proposal writing;
• Skill in budgetary planning and fiscal management;
• Appreciation for practitioner needs;
• Excellent interpersonal skills; and
• Demonstrated ability and inclination to provide collaborative leadership.

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS

The Search Committee invites nominations, applications (a letter of interest, comprehensive curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of five or more references) or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the UAB School of Health Professions (electronic submissions preferred). Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted to the search firm prior to September 16, 2013.

Katie Bain, Vice President
Jacob Anderson, Associate
Parker Executive Search
5 Concourse Parkway Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (770) 804-1996 X 111; Fax: (770) 804-1917
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www.parkersearch.com


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 individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.
For further information, see http://www.uab.edu

Faculty Opening: Chair, Department of Physical Therapy

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Health Professions invites nominations, applications, or expressions of interest for the position of Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy.

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

The Department of Physical Therapy, a fully accredited program since 1967, offers an entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy. The Department of Physical Therapy prepares a physical therapist as an applied scientist who has the entry-level skills, knowledge, and behaviors to function effectively in clinical practice, consultation, education, administration, and scientific inquiry with a primary focus on clinical practice. The Department of Physical Therapy plays a vital role in the school’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences. In addition, the department is an active part of the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative which offers substantive research opportunities for faculty and students. UAB is currently ranked #1 for high impact rehabilitation articles published from 2005-2009.

Currently, with 15 faculty members and an enrollment of 150 students, the Department of Physical Therapy has a solid fiscal foundation.

POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy will be a full-time, twelve-month faculty position overseeing all administrative responsibilities for the department as well as participating in and providing academic leadership for teaching, service, and scholarly activities. Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing leadership to departmental program directors in the day-to-day management of departmental programs;
  • Leading the development of a stronger departmental research agenda while conducting extramurally-funded and internationally recognized scholarly activities;
  • Managing personnel-related activities, such as recruitment, new hire recommendations, and departmental performance evaluations;
  • Coordinating and managing the departmental budgeting processes, and overseeing departmental financial processes;
  • Providing leadership for academic and professional development, and departmental curriculum review/development;
  • Developing and maintaining key relationships with affiliating institutions and agencies;
  • Providing constructive feedback and assistance to faculty, staff, and students on professional development, performance, and projects;
  • Identifying and establishing fundraising priorities and securing gifts from alumni, corporations, foundations, and/or supporters;
  • Designing processes that increase the representation of diversity within the student body and departmental personnel; and
  • Exploring entrepreneurial relationships with businesses and community organizations that can advance the clinical practice of physical therapy.
QUALIFICATIONS

It is desired that the successful candidate have experience in an academic administrative leadership role with demonstrated successes, understand and is familiar with the accreditation process, doctoral programs and curriculum development, university teaching, collaboration within a complex organization, a program of research with a record of publication and success with obtaining extramural funding. The successful candidate will be an innovative person with the personnel management skill to build a shared vision that includes sensitivity to and competence with individuals of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Certification as a physical therapist, eligibility for state licensure, and doctoral qualifications from an accredited institution are required.

The Chair will also possess the following characteristics:

  • Ability to organize and present ideas clearly;
  • Experience and success with extramural grant proposal writing;
  • A strong record of leading research programs;
  • Skill in budgetary planning and fiscal management;
  • Appreciation for clinical work;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; and
  • Demonstrated ability and inclination to provide collaborative leadership.


APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS

The Search Committee invites nominations, applications (a letter of interest, comprehensive curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of five or more references) or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the UAB School of Health Professions (electronic submissions preferred). Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted to the search firm prior to September 16, 2013.

Katie Bain, Vice President
Jacob Anderson, Associate
Parker Executive Search
5 Concourse Parkway Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (770) 804-1996 X 111;
Fax: (770) 804-1917

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www.parkersearch.com

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 individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

For further information, see http://www.uab.edu

Director, Section of Obesity Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Department of Nutrition Sciences

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Department of Nutrition Sciences in the Schools of Health Professions and Medicine, is seeking a Director of the Section of Obesity and Nutrition Medicine.  Rank and tenure status is based on qualifications.  Candidates must have an MD degree, and have a track record of excellence in the medical management of obesity and/or as a physician nutrition specialist.  The Director will lead current and evolving programs including obesity and nutrition outpatient care, EatRightâ Weight Management Services, nutrition consult service, and training programs in Obesity Medicine and nutrition. The candidate should have a track record of academic excellence, mentoring, and research in nutritional diseases and obesity. 

The Director will play an active role in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, which has more than 22 full-time faculty members and more than 100 staff, students, and postdoctoral fellows involved in basic, animal, physiologic, clinical, and community-based research, patient care, and teaching.  The department has a robust portfolio of extramural research funding, and hosts NIH-funded centers, the Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (NORC) and a Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC), as well as heavy involvement in the UAB NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Department has long-standing distinguished programs in obesity & nutrition patient care, physician nutrition specialist training, and dietetic internship.  UAB is a flourishing urban university and medical center with research funding exceeding $433 million.

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 individuals with disabilities and veterans.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.  Please send letter of interest, and curriculum vitae to:

W. Timothy Garvey, MD, Chair
Search Committee for Director of the Section of Obesity Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Webb Nutrition Sciences Building, Room 230
1675 University Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35294-3360

For questions, please contact Dr. Tim Garvey at (205) 996-7433;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

UAB IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Program Director Position, Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program, Department of Clincial & Diagnostic Sciences

Nominations and applications are invited for a full-time, regular, twelve-month faculty position with a corresponding administrative title of Director, BS Medical Technology and Director, MS Clinical Laboratory Sciences Programs, Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Health Professions, The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Faculty rank and tenure status are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Organizationally, the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences is one of five departments in the School of Health Professions (SHP). SHP is one of the nation’s largest and most diverse schools of its type with 20 innovative programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. SHP is one of six medical-focused schools in a thriving academic health center. UAB is among the highest tier of US research institutions, with total funding of approximately $460 million per year and SHP is currently ranked in the top three for NIH funding for similar schools.

The UAB School of Health Professions is seeking a dynamic individual to lead the Medical Technology / Clinical Laboratory Sciences Programs in setting the future direction of the programs in alignment with the School’s vision of being recognized as leaders in healthcare. Candidates with experience in leading new initiatives in an academic setting are highly preferred.

Qualifications include a Doctorate Degree (Masters Degree with significant clinical and academic experience will be considered), National Certification (NCA or ASCP), and at least 3 years academic experience in clinical laboratory sciences curriculum content areas.  Responsibilities include participation in teaching, research, service, and administration. 

The Medical Technology / Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program Director is responsible for leading program faculty and staff in the attainment of programmatic goals. Responsibilities also include providing instruction through teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, laboratories, and clinical education consistent with programmatic needs and department workload policies, contributing to the advancement of knowledge through institutionally approved research, and participating in other teaching, service, and scholarly activities that are consistent with the needs of the Program, Department, and/or School.

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. 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 individuals with disabilities and veterans. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references to:

Norman E. Bolus, MSPH, MPH, CNMT
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Chair, MT/CLS Search Committee
School of Health Professions
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1705 University Boulevard, SHPB 446
Birmingham, AL 35294-1212

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer