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Tenure-Earning or Non-Tenure Earning - Teaching Assistant Professor - Microbiology

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 1, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Academic Joint Departments – Tenure-Earning or Non-Tenure Earning – Teaching Assistant Professor – Microbiology


School/College: UAB Heersink School of Medicine | Academic Joint Departments

Assignment Category: Full-Time

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Status: Tenure Track or Non-Tenure Track

Payroll Status: Faculty 12

Job Description

The Department of Microbiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Heersink School of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track (or non-tenure earning track) teaching faculty position. Strong candidates will have scientific training in the areas of microbiology or immunology, or both, with demonstrated excellence in teaching. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to apply innovative approaches to teaching basic science and applied (research and clinical) concepts in the fields of immunology and microbiology at a variety of academic levels including undergraduate, graduate, and professional training programs.


The UAB Department of Microbiology is consistently ranked amongst the best in the country with its faculty currently holding more than $19.5 million in extramural grant funding. We are a vibrant, highly collaborative, research community actively serving the university mission of excellence in research, service, and teaching. We plan to capitalize on the department’s strong foundation and heritage to build a scientifically rich environment that will allow us to meet our twin missions of performing cutting-edge, fundamental basic and translational research to improve human health and educating the next generation of scientists who will lead the fight against infectious and immune-mediated diseases. To learn more about the Department of Microbiology click here.


With over 22,000 students and 2,200 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in the state. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching are prominent, and the Department of Microbiology collaborates closely with multiple units across campus. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, and Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, offering a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of living, entertainment, and recreational opportunities. UAB was named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer in 2021 by Forbes. To learn more about the University of Alabama at Birmingham click here.

Required Qualifications

PhD or EdD


Preferred Qualifications

Strong candidates will have demonstrated excellence in education at the undergraduate level, documentation of the use of innovative approaches to education, and involvement in educational organizations.


Additionally, for applicants with interest in a tenure earning (TE) position, strong candidates will have demonstrated engagement in scholarly activities in education (i.e., publications, grants, and research projects focused on education).


Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae

Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Student Teaching Evaluations

Research Statement (only for applicants that prefer a TE position)

Open Date: 06/01/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes. Will begin reviewing applications 09/01/2022.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please write a one single-spaced page statement describing your past, present, and future efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in education, research, and/or service. If you do not have past experience, please describe your awareness and any related background about the importance of diversity. **


** Diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstances. Differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic region, and more.


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EEO Statement

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Statement

The laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination continue to evolve. Please be aware that UAB may determine that obtaining the COVID-19 or related vaccination is a requirement for this position, based on legal changes or otherwise. If that occurs, the successful candidate may be required to submit proof of vaccination or obtain an approved vaccination exemption as a condition of employment.

Pre-employment Background Check

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

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