Life in IT

We are IT. Empowering UAB by empowering our team.

UAB Information Technology is intent on changing the world. We strive to empower our talented team and provide meaningful work that challenges them to shift UAB IT and the university forward with each project; all while experiencing personal growth, development and having a little fun along the way.

We need talent in UAB IT who can contribute to the mission and vision of UAB IT and UAB while meeting our core values. 

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Who is UAB IT?

UAB IT is the UAB organization that supports the campus and its technology needs.

We support the university through our various units including client services, networking & telecommunications, infrastructure, application development, information security, research computing and business operations.

Our UAB IT mission and vision sets the groundwork for what we do and why we do IT.

Why we do it?

IT is a critical part of the foundation for the university’s success. We strive to empower the university to accomplish its mission and the university’s strategic plan by meeting its technology needs while seeking to advance and move the university forward.

UAB’s IT Strategic Plan, based on the strategic imperatives of the university, outlines our initiatives to use technology to create a competitive advantage for the university. We are committed to achieving at least 100 wins for UAB each year and have successfully reached this goal since inception.

Why UAB IT?

In order to empower the students, faculty, and staff at UAB, we must empower our employees and provide them with the motivation necessary to move the organization forward. We do this by providing our employees with:

Alignment

Alignment

Each year, employees and managers collaborate to develop goals that align with UAB IT’s strategic imperatives and focuses for the year. Regardless of position, each employee’s goals show how their work contributes to the overall mission and UAB’s IT Strategic Plan and impacts the university.

Development

Development

We support the growth and development of our employees by requiring annual training plans to help them achieve their professional and personal goals. We also set aside resources to contribute to the development of each employee.

Engagement

Engagement

We engage both within teams and across the organization to promote unity and a sense of connection with colleagues, ensuring a meaningful and enjoyable work experience for all. We encourage managers to motivate employees based on their individual needs, like flexibility or recognition, to maintain an engaged staff.

Achievement & Recognition

Achievement & Recognition

Annually, employees receive an evaluation that outlines their achievement of goals, meeting core values, and training plan initiatives. Individual employee and team achievements contribute to the annual 100 wins for the university goal that UAB IT strives for. Additionally, UAB IT has an employee recognition program to recognize peers and teammates for meeting our core values.

To view more information on choosing UAB as an employer, click here.

Our IT Core Values

The UAB IT Core Values of trust, excellence, accountability, collaboration, service, innovation, and gratitude serve as a compass for the behaviors expected from our IT employees and a basis for our culture. Here, how we do our jobs is just as important as what we do in our jobs. These IT Core Values, in conjunction with the shared values of the university, set the standard for how our UAB IT employees are expected to meet their job responsibilities in support of our strategic plan; our mission and vision; and the strategic mission of the university.

We're ALL IT

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

In UAB IT, we understand that differences make us better. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We promote an inclusive work environment in which our employees are encouraged to communicate, share their ideas, and speak up when they have something to say.

Visit our DEI pages to learn more

  • Eric

    Our leadership in IT holds themselves to high standards and that’s what is expected of employees. Dr. Carver is out in the community working with the city and the university. Because of our leadership, we’re a model for other departments and universities.

    Eric — with UAB IT 17 years
  • Sinead

    You can build your career at UAB because people tend to stay for a while. If you commit to UAB, they will be committed to you.

    Sinead — with UAB IT 10 years
  • Prema

    We are here to help students, faculty, staff, and researchers solve their research computational problems. We are a community of skills – technicality, communication, and collaboration. UAB IT is collaborative, diverse, and helpful by nature.

    Prema — with UAB IT 1 year
  • Deidre

    I’m excited to see UAB IT grow and change while stabilizing the things that we are known for, like the data center, and supporting campus in this post-COVID era with security goals and data governance. We will shift and morph to support not only UAB IT internally but the entire campus.

    Diedre — with UAB IT 10 years
  • Veena

    If your career mission is to help an institution whose success is dependent on quality education and the possibilities it provides for the next generation, join the bandwagon. Be willing and available for moments in your work journey that can take your life to new heights.

    Veena — with UAB IT 13 years
  • Andrew

    UAB IT has a heavy impact on campus. We support a very integral part of UAB’s daily purpose and keep campus running. Without IT, there’s no UAB and that is why our standard for excellence is high and I take a lot of pride in my work and professionalism.

    Andrew — with UAB IT 6 years