Grow With Us

Why is this a great place to work and live? Even though we're a young university and academic medical center, UAB has still managed to become a nationally known institution in a short 50 years. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, UAB maintains close ties with its home city and has built strong relationships with local leaders and citizens. Our mutually supportive and collaborative partnerships are anchored in our strategic plan and focus on improving the quality of life for our campus, metropolitan neighborhoods, and state—in patient care, education, research and economic development, and community service.


Birmingham is the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement and is a renowned destination for visitors wanting to learn more about the fight for racial equality and social justice that culminated here in the 1960s—and continues today. UAB is proud of our city’s historical significance in the struggle for Civil Rights and has embedded the lessons from the movement in our mission, vision, and principles—supported by our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Our Shared Values include:


We act ethically and do
what is right.

Diversity and Inclusiveness
Everybody counts every day. We actively seek
varied perspectives in our decision-making.

We treat others with
courtesy and civility.


Living Our Values

At UAB, we go beyond buzzwords. Here, we're Forging the Future through new ideas and initiatives in the classroom, the laboratory, the studio and the clinic. We offer a world-class, socially conscious education to diverse students to prepare the next generation of citizens and leaders. We empower innovative research, scholarship and creative activities that are focused on improving society. We engage with the community in meaningful and mutually beneficial collaborations that contribute to the public good. And we lead in the delivery of the highest-quality patient-centered integrative care in one of the nation’s premier academic health care centers.

We are a complex organization filled with dedicated faculty, staff and students who are making our city, state and nation a better place. Our people are committed to building the platforms and programs that support our campus and surrounding communities. Our recent Forbes and U.S. News & World Report rankings prove what we already know: If you believe in your mission and treat people with respect, you can achieve big things.

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