Department of Radiation Oncology ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
- Oncology (Cancer)
Preparing for a Career Break
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine seeks an MD (or equivalent) for faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-earning track. Clinician and clinician-investigator candidates must be board certified or board eligible in radiation oncology and eligible to be licensed in Alabama. Candidates must have strong clinical knowledge, excellent communication skills, be highly motivated, and compassionate towards all patients.
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham stands proudly among the nation’s leaders in the field. UAB Radiation Oncology offers a wide range of advanced treatment techniques in radiation therapy including triggered imaging radiosurgery, medical dosimetry, three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy, brachytherapy, external beam radiation therapy, image-guided radiotherapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, radioisotope therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy, total body irradiation and total skin irradiation. Individual faculty members maintain areas of specialty interest and strive for new discovery in these areas.
Research has been an integral part of the Department’s mission since its inception in 1969. Innovative faculty focus on providing exceptional patient care while striving to improve care through research for our future patients. Our research program teams together clinicians, physicists, laboratory scientists and physician scientists and uses a three faceted approach to advance our understanding and treatment potential for the field of oncology. Basic science, or “bench research”, examines the fundamental aspects of biological response to radiation. Clinical science, or “the bedside”, utilizes therapeutic interventions to help prevent and treat cancer in patients. Basic science discoveries can provide leads for future therapies while clinical observations can generate new questions for basic scientific inquiry.
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.
For additional information about our department, please visit our website at https://www.uab.edu/medicine/radonc/.
Interested candidates should apply here: http://uab.peopleadmin.com/
postings/8086 by submitting an online application to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. 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.
To learn more about the University of Alabama at Birmingham, please visit http://uab.edu/home.
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.