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Director, UAB Center for AIDS Research

UAB School of Medicine
Birmingham, Alabama
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Director, UAB Center for AIDS Research

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UABSOM)*, located in the heart of the thriving and progressive metropolis of Birmingham, Alabama**, is currently seeking an energetic and innovative executive leader to serve as its next Director for the UAB Center for AIDS Research (UAB CFAR)***. The new Director will be a collaborative academic and institutional leader with an outstanding track record of success in interdisciplinary research, teaching, and clinical and administrative domains related to the field of HIV/AIDS. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a progressive and visionary leader to advance a well-established program at a storied institution with significant growth on the horizon.

The mission of the UAB CFAR is to support cutting-edge research in basic science, therapeutics, prevention, community-engaged research, and clinical manifestations and pathogenesis of HIV and related disorders in the US and around the world. Geographically placed in the heart of the ongoing domestic HIV epidemic in the Southeastern U.S., the UAB CFAR is ideally positioned to tackle some of the field’s most pressing emerging challenges and to continue to grow our role as leaders in the fight against HIV regionally, nationally, and internationally. The availability of new biomedical tools for HIV prevention and treatment, along with an expanded commitment to community-engaged research, has placed the UAB CFAR in a unique position to contribute to ending the HIV epidemic in Alabama, as envisioned by the Department of Health and Human Services initiative Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. We seek a dynamic leader who will lead the UAB CFAR into this exciting new era with energy, vision, and creativity.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a progressive and visionary leader to advance a well-established program at a storied institution with significant growth on the horizon. The new Director will be a nationally and internationally recognized independent, federally-funded researcher with extensive experience working with the NIH and other Program project and/or Center grants and with a record of high impact publications in the field of HIV/AIDS. Successful candidates will hold an M.D., M.D./Ph.D. or Ph.D. degree in a relevant field and have credentials to support a UAB appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level. The ideal candidate will have made and be committed to significant contributions in mentorship, recruitment, community action, and diversity and equal opportunity.

The UABSOM is a multi-campus medical school with its main campus in Birmingham and three regional campuses in Huntsville, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa. It is one of the premier research-intensive schools in the nation, ranked No. 24 overall and in the top 10 among public institutions in NIH funding by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research for 2020. UAB, through concerted and strategic investments in its clinical and research enterprise, has undergone an amazing transformation in the past five years and has strengthened its status and reputation as a leader in medical training, biomedical discovery, innovation, and patient care. As part of an elite group of eight academic medical centers that has attained more than $100 million in net NIH funding growth over the past five years, UAB has the second-highest percentage of growth at 75 percent.

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.

Relocation to the Birmingham, Alabama area is required for this role.

A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

Nomination and Application Procedure

The UABSOM welcomes inquiries, nominations, and applications. To receive full consideration, interested individuals should electronically submit a Curriculum Vitae and a letter of interest. The letter of interest is a brief cover letter detailing your experience and key achievements related to this position and your thoughts on how you see yourself contributing to the programs and responsibilities described in this position specification. Letters should be addressed to the UAB Search Committee and submitted electronically. Materials will be reviewed immediately and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. All inquiries should be sent to Josh Carter, Ph.D., Executive Director for UABSOM Strategic Leadership Recruitment by emailing mcarter1@uab.edu.

For a more detailed position announcement and to apply, please visit: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/9159

*For more information about UABSOM, please visit: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/home/

**For more information about Birmingham, please visit: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/home/about/birmingham

***For more information about the UAB CFAR, please visit: https://www.uab.edu/CFAR


Posted: 2021-07-14 Expires: 2021-08-13

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