American Medical Informatics Association

Associate Director for Biomedical Informatics Education

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University of Alabama-Birmingham
Alabama, United States (on-site)
26 days ago



The successful applicant will join the UAB Informatics Institute, one of the leading informatics units in the Deep South, to participate in its education and research missions. The Institute has 8 full time and 20 affiliate faculty with primary appointments in many Heersink School of Medicine departments, as well as several other schools at UAB. Members of the Institute conduct independent research and participate in leading national and international research consortia.
UAB has been named the Best Large Employer by Forbes in 2021 and is ranked #4 for diversity.

Driven by an intensely collaborative and entrepreneurial character, UAB is one of the leading economic engines of the State, with a nearly $4 billion budget and a statewide economic impact exceeding $7 billion annually. UAB is Alabama’s largest employer with more than 23,000 employees; it supports more than 64,000 jobs statewide. UAB received nearly $849 million in research grants and extramural awards for the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, 2021. With more than 1,700 full-time faculty and almost 2,000 medical and graduate students, the Heersink SOM ranks 21st nationally in NIH research funding and in the top 8 for all public institutions. Three departments within the Heersink SOM are ranked in the top 10 for NIH funding in 2021: Dermatology – #2; Microbiology – #9; Biomedical Engineering – #10.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (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 was ranked #1 in the United States, and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings.

UAB Medicine is the third largest public academic medical center in the country, with more than 1,900 beds and almost 18,000 employees. UAB Hospital is the centerpiece of the UAB Health System and is the teaching hospital for the UAB School of Medicine. Situated among major research centers and clinics, UAB Hospital provides patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services, as well as the most up-to-date treatments and innovations in health care. In addition to UAB Hospital, UAB Medicine includes The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, as well as several primary and specialty care clinics, a dozen member and affiliate hospitals within Alabama, more than 10 cancer associates in the Southeast, and the Viva Health HMO.

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, raise a family, and practice medicine. In tandem with our institution’s strong diversity efforts, UAB highly encourages candidates from underrepresented minorities to apply.

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Interested candidates should apply here: by submitting an online application to include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing experience and interest, and a diversity and inclusion statement. 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. Statements of diversity should outline your efforts/experience at promoting diversity and inclusive excellence. Letters should be addressed to the UAB Search Committee. Evaluation of applications will occur as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition, physicians and other clinical faculty candidates 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.
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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.


- MD or Ph.D.
- Prior experience in teaching, developing curricula, and mentoring
- Bioinformatics training and experience, especially analysis of genomic and proteomic sequence data

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience in educational program development, direction, and evaluation
- Collegial, collaborative, and diplomatic interpersonal style and ability to implement inclusive approaches to foster consensus and engagement across diverse stakeholders and constituents

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66516450
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Alabama, United States
  • Company Name For Job: University of Alabama-Birmingham
  • Position Title: Associate Director for Biomedical Informatics Education
  • Job Function: Bioinformatics

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