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;