The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Family and Community Medicine is seeking to hire faculty physicians that will practice sports medicine and primary care. Our department is committed to continuous improvement in patient care, education, research, and service. We are actively searching for an individual who can contribute to our mission of high-quality patient care, excellence in education, and the progression of science through scholarship. Our current sports medicine team provides medical oversight for UAB Athletes (Division I), the USFL, Birmingham Legion FC Professional Soccer team, Birmingham Bulls Professional Hockey, Birmingham Vulcans Rugby, USA Wheelchair Rugby, and more.
Aside from direct patient care and team coverage, individuals will participate in the following:
Teaching within our Sports and Exercise Medicine Fellowship, family medicine residency programs, and medical student curriculum to advance our goals of creating more primary care physicians, and those trained in sports medicine.
Developing new Exercise is Medicine programs with our YMCA, UAB Campus Recreation, Lakeshore Foundation (US Olympic and Paralympic Center), and UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)
Creating robust programming in Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and regenerative medicine
Conducting research within an institution that exceeded $840 million in grant funding in FY21, and includes potential collaborators such as Precision Medicine, the Center for Exercise Medicine, Preventive Medicine, the Lakeshore Foundation, and Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)
Contributing to our expertise in Precision Medicine, Value-Based Care, Leadership in Medicine, Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS), Digital Health, and Lifestyle & Exercise Medicine
Consideration will be given to board-certified MDs or DOs for part-time and/or full-time positions. Positions are twelve-month, open rank, non-tenure earning faculty positions. Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Driven by an intensely collaborative and entrepreneurial character, UAB is one of the leading economic engines of the State, with 28,000 employees and a statewide economic impact exceeding $12.1 billion annually. UAB is consistently recognized among the top 100 universities in the world for life sciences (Academic Ranking of World Universities) and among the top 10 universities nationally for diversity (The Princeton Review). UAB was also ranked by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as the #1 Young University (< 50 years old) in the United States in both 2018 and 2019 and in the top 12 worldwide. The UAB SOM ranks 21st among medical schools in NIH research funding and eighth among public medical schools.
Located in the heart of the Southeast, Birmingham is a short drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, New Orleans, Memphis and Gulf Coast beaches. Some of the most beautiful suburbs in the United States surround the city. With its picturesque surroundings, Birmingham has been recognized as an “All American City”, one of the top ten American cities to live and work, and one of the top ten entrepreneurial and job growth hot spots in America. The combination of pleasant weather, geography, diverse culture, activities, and lifestyle make this city a wonderful place to live and raise a family.
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. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition, physicians who will be employed by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities, must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen to be hired.
In alignment with UAB School of Medicine’s mission to reflect the diversity of our community and meet the needs of our diverse population, candidates are required as part of the application process to provide a statement that is up to one page single-spaced describing their contributions to promote diversity and inclusion.
The laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination continue to evolve. Please be aware that UAB may determine that obtaining the COVID-19 or related vaccination is a requirement for this position, based on legal changes or otherwise. If that occurs, the successful candidate may be required to submit proof of vaccination or obtain an approved vaccination exemption as a condition of employment.
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham pursues the frontiers of education, research and health care within a bold, collaborative culture that strives to be first, best and one-of-a-kind. We offer 137 degree programs to prepare our students for the challenges of a new world economy in a dynamic living and learning environment that inspires and nurtures achievement, social responsibility and enterprise.