The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Family and Community Medicine is seeking to hire a faculty physician in Sports Medicine. 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), Birmingham Legion FC Professional Soccer team, Birmingham Bulls Professional Hockey, Birmingham Vulcans Rugby, USA Wheelchair Rugby, the 2022 World Games, and local high schools.
Aside from direct patient care, individuals will participate in the following:
Teaching within our Sports and Exercise Medicine Fellowship, residency program, and medical student curriculum
Educate learners within our 12-12-12 (and growing) residency program and our Sports Medicine Fellowship
Develop new Exercise Medicine programs with our YMCA, UAB Campus Recreation, Lakeshore Foundation (US Olympic and Paralympic Center), and UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), and other community partners
Create robust programming in Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and regenerative medicine
Conduct research within an institution that exceeded $600 million in grant funding in FY19, and includes potential collaborators such as Precision Medicine, the Center for Exercise Medicine, Preventive Medicine, the Lakeshore Foundation, and Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)
Contribute to our expertise in Value-Based Care, Leadership in Medicine, Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS), Digital Health & Analytics, and Lifestyle & Exercise Medicine
Consideration will be given to board-certified MD or DO for a full-time position. Position is a twelve-month, open rank, open tenure faculty position. Salary, rank, and tenure commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center and the state of Alabama’s largest single employer, with an economic impact exceeding $7 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 WorldUniversity Rankings as the #1 Young University (< 50 years old) in the United States in both 2018 and 2019 and in the top 12 worldwide. UAB exceeded $600 million in grant funding in FY2020 and ranked 20th nationally in NIH research funding (~$358 million). UAB is also a leading training ground for young scientists with over 40 institutional training grants to support pre- and post-doctoral trainees.
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.