The Department of Biology/College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks candidates for non tenure-track Teaching Faculty Position in Genetics. UAB is a Carnegie Level 1 research university and academic health center named the Top Young University in the U.S. (Times Higher Education World University Rankings) and America's #1 ranked Large Employer and #4 ranked employer for Diversity (Forbes, 2021).
The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to teach a sophomore-level Genetics course for biology majors. Additional teaching responsibilities could include undergraduate Microbiology courses. Teaching, non-tenure-track positions provide substantial opportunities for professional growth and long-term contributions to education at UAB. Please see the department website for more information: https://www.uab.edu/cas/biology
With over 22,500 students and 2,459 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in Alabama. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching is prominent, and the Department of Biology collaborates closely with multiple units across campus, including Chemistry. 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 recreational opportunities.
Review of applications will begin June 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
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.
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Ph.D. in biological or biomedical sciences or related discipline. Laboratory-based research experience in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or a related field. Demonstrated experience and track record of teaching excellence in undergraduate Genetics teaching. Demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion in education as indicated by an ability to effectively relate to students of diverse backgrounds in a classroom context, including an understanding and respect for cultural, ethnic, and individual differences. Ability to teach high enrollment courses.
Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience in undergraduate Microbiology teaching, course development and developing instructional laboratory curricula, especially in Genetics or Molecular Biology. Also a strong interest in evidence-based pedagogies including the design and implementation of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) and strategies to increase inclusivity
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About University of Alabama, Birmingham
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.