CCHS - Assistant Professor/Associate Professor – Family Med with Obstetrics, Renewable Contract - 519345
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Internal Number: 519345
Department/Organization 208131 - Family Internal & Rural Med FIRM
Rank Assistant/Associate Professor
Position Summary The Department of Family Medicine in the College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Alabama (UA) is excited to announce the availability of one assistant or associate professor faculty position for full time non tenure earning clinical track BC/BE family physicians to meet its growing needs.
Detailed Position Information The Department of Family Medicine in the College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Alabama (UA) is excited to announce the availability of one assistant or associate professor faculty position for full time non tenure earning clinical track BC/BE family physicians to meet its growing needs. Family Medicine with Obstetrics– Responsibilities will include duties teaching medical students and residents in clinical training, research and scholarly activity as well as providing direct patient care, with an emphasis in a rural outpatient/ambulatory and inpatient primary care setting as well as administrative tasks typical for a faculty appointment.
The College was established at The University of Alabama in 1972 in response to the Alabama Legislature’s mandate to solve the critical need for health care in rural Alabama. Since that time, the College has graduated 495 Family Medicine residents and has educated well over 800 clinical-years medical students. Today, in addition to undergraduate and graduate medical education (a large Family Medicine residency and several fellowships), the College also includes the University Medical Center, the Rural Health Leaders Pipeline, graduate level training, and the Institute for Rural Health Research. The College is dedicated to improving and promoting the health of individuals and communities in Alabama and the region through leadership in medical education and primary care; the provision of high quality, accessible health care services; and scholarship. This position will help the College to foster educational programs that prepare learners in population health principles, and scholarship in medical education and in relevant and innovative community—based participatory research that influences population health and supports partnering to address community health problems.
The College also serves as a branch campus for the University of Alabama School of Medicine, and trains seventy third and fourth year medical students as part of its mission. Tuscaloosa, with a population of approximately 100,000, is located in west central Alabama. As the home of The University of Alabama, the over 38,000 student flagship campus of the UA System, it offers exceptional educational, cultural, sports and recreational opportunities. Located one hour from Birmingham, three hours from Atlanta, and five hours from the gulf coast, UA is a comprehensive research institution, which offers a wide variety of opportunities for faculty and their families.
Minimum Qualifications M.D. or D.O. and Board eligible/Board Certified in Family Medicine with completion of an Obstetrics fellowship required. Candidates must meet Alabama medical licensure requirements and complete licensure within the state prior to start date.
Preferred Qualifications A track record of scholarship, focusing on learning and teaching in a health professions or medical school environment would be desirable. Successful candidates will display a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, a desire to work in multidisciplinary and inter-professional teams and have excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application Academic appointment and salary will be commensurate with experience contact Catherine Lavender, MD, Associate Professor, Family Medicine at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The application, attach a letter of interest, a CV, and three references with whom you have worked.
About the Division/College/School The College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS) was founded in 1972 by William Willard, MD, author of the “Willard Report” and considered the “Father of Family Medicine,” with a mandate to train family physicians for Alabama, particularly its rural areas. The College also provides medical student education as the Tuscaloosa Regional Campus of the four-campus University of Alabama School of Medicine, based at UAB in Birmingham. The College’s mission focuses on improving the health of individuals and communities in Alabama and the region through leadership in medical education and primary care; the provision of high-quality, accessible health care services; and scholarship.
CCHS is sponsor of the UA Family Medicine Residency and seven fellowships for family physicians. The Residency, a 16-16-16 program now in its 45th year, is the second largest family medicine residency in the country. Of the more than 470 Residency graduates, 85% practice in the five-state area of the Southeast, with half in rural areas, and comprise 1 of 7 family physicians practicing in Alabama. Nearly 900 medical students have completed their clinical training at the College since 1974, entering Family Medicine and primary care careers at more than twice the national average.
The College’s nationally recognized Rural Pipeline Programs and the Institute for Rural Health Research, along with basic sciences, social sciences, and health professional faculty and resources on the UA campus and innumerable specialty and medical research faculty among the School of Medicine faculty, create a uniquely resource-rich environment for a medical educator. The College’s clinical enterprise also conducts 150,000 ambulatory visits and more than 10,000 admissions a year to a broad patient population, including UA faculty and staff and the general population of West Alabama. The University of Alabama, along with CCHS, are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive learning and work environment. A diverse University community is essential to academic excellence. We seek applicants who will contribute to a more inclusive campus community.
For more information about the College, visit http://cchs.ua.edu.
About the University The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.
A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.
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About Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa is so much more than a college town.
It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.
With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.
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