Overview

Climate Change and Public Health Open Rank Faculty

 

The University of Alabama at Birmingham-School of Public Health

Multiple Tenure-Track, Open Rank Faculty Positions

The School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for a cluster hire of multiple tenure-track faculty positions. This is an open rank search, with academic rank and tenure status commensurate with experience and accomplishments. This is part of a major strategic initiative in the UAB School of Public Health to recruit up to 5 faculty to expand research capacity in climate and health.

Applicants should demonstrate a strong interest or experience in interdisciplinary public health research and teaching with respect to the following area: climate change and effects on the environment that impact or have the potential to impact public health using controlled experimentation, field methods, population-based methods, pricing and regulation, and/or modeling approaches. Candidates with expertise in climate and health within public health including but not limited to the fields of biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health behavior, and health care organization and policy in addition to subdisciplines within these broad domains of public health are encouraged to apply. Opportunities exist to interface with a cadre of well-established academic scientists carrying out federally funded climate change related research in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, across the university, and beyond.

Founded in 1978, the UAB School of Public Health has grown to 75 full-time faculty and 1100 students. In 2019, the school had more than $37 million in research funding and has been ranked in the top 20 NIH-funded Schools of Public Health for the last 10 years. Diversity is one of the school’s values and strengths, with 45% of students identifying as a member of an underrepresented racial/ethnic group and 16% identifying as a first-generation college student. As a school with a continually growing diverse student body, we encourage applications from individuals with a commitment to mentoring underrepresented students. In 2020, the School of Public Health received the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

UAB is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has — for more than five decades — produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB research grants and awards exceeded $602 million in FY19, with the university ranking 8th in NIH funding among all public universities. UAB has high-profile University-Wide Interdisciplinary Research Centers and programs to foster interdisciplinary research including the NCATS Center for Clinical and Translational Science, the Center for Free Radical Biology, the Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration, the Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center, the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, the Microbiome Center, the NIMHD Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center, the Nephrology Research and Training Center, the NCI O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Center for Women’s Reproductive Health, the Comprehensive Diabetes Center, the Lung Health Center, and the NIDDK Nutrition Obesity Research Center. UAB IT Research Computing maintains the Cheaha Supercomputer, the largest and fastest supercomputer in the state of Alabama with a theoretical throughput of approximately 528 TFLOPS that consists of over 3500 CPU cores and 72 NVIDIA-P100 GPU’s. Cheaha is supported by a high-speed parallel file system that can store 6 PB of data (raw) interconnected by a high-speed infiniband network. Spanning more than 100 city blocks, UAB is the state of Alabama’s largest single employer with some 25,000 employees and has an annual, state-wide economic impact exceeding $7.15 billion. In 2021, UAB was named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer by Forbes, topping the list of more than 500 public and private corporations, hospitals, universities, Fortune 500 companies and more, across dozens of industries.

Applications will be accepted until these positions are filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter stating your interest in the position, your experience and expertise in the research area of climate and health along with your current curriculum vitae: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/10500. A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (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, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in a public health discipline or a related field within public health and demonstrate excellence in research and teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Candidates with a proven or highly probable track record of research and teaching who demonstrate expertise or capabilities for developing a nationally and/or internationally recognized, externally funded research program are preferred.