The School of Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications from highly qualified individuals for multiple full-time, tenure-earning and tenured positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or full Professor, based on experience and qualifications. Specific responsibilities include research in neural engineering, teaching, and service. Appointments are available in any department in the School appropriate to the candidate's research and teaching interests, and joint appointments with the School of Medicine will be considered if appropriate. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Engineering or related fields (Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Biology) and have previous research experience in neuroengineering; a proven track record of competitive funding as PI is preferred. To be competitive for a tenured position, candidates must have an outstanding vision for independent research and be nationally recognized for their scholarship and commitment to education.
The School of Engineering The UAB School of Engineering is dedicated to research excellence and providing the highest quality education to a diverse population of future engineers. It consists of five departments: Biomedical Engineering (joint with the UAB School of Medicine), Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering with approximately 70 faculty members and enrolls about 900 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The School of Engineering includes six undergraduate majors in five academic departments, as well as more than 15 graduate degree programs. UAB Engineering offers highly adaptable programs that range from traditional M.S./Ph.D. pathways to online master of engineering degree tracks for working professionals. UAB Engineering offers unique opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration—not only within engineering but with other academic departments across campus and local industry.
Neuroengineering and Neuroscience at UAB The Schools of Engineering and Medicine are located on the same physical campus in the heart of Birmingham, just a few minutes' walk apart. Engineering and Medicine recently launched a joint Ph.D. program in Neuroengineering, and engineering undergraduates have the opportunity to pursue a minor in neuroengineering. Research in neuroengineering is supported by collaboration with the Departments of Neurology, Neurobiology, and Neurosurgery in the School of Medicine and with the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, which has more than 350 members. Neuroscience research at UAB is currently supported by more than $128M in active grants. The centerpiece of the UAB Health System is the 1150-bed University Hospital, among the largest in the United States. The health care facility spans 5 city blocks, occupies 13 major buildings, and covers 2.1 million square feet of space. For outpatient care, the primary facility is The Kirklin Clinic, a five-story 454,000 square foot building that supports more than 700 physicians. Clinical neuroscience areas of strength include stroke and vascular disease, movement disorders, memory disorders, epilepsy, neuroimmunology, neuroimaging, neuromuscular disease and neuro-oncology. There are active programs in deep brain stimulation and epilepsy surgery; the functional neurosurgery group performs 250 awake craniotomies per year, providing excellent opportunities for in vivo human recording. There are also active programs in functional and molecular neuroimaging. Key NIH Center and infrastructure awards include a Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's Research, an NIA funded Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and an NIH Brain Initiative UH3 award. UAB is a site for both NeuroNEXT, the NIH network for phase II trials, and StrokeNet, which supports NIH clinical trials in stroke.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham 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 for 2018 and 2019 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Young University Rankings. Spanning more than 100 city blocks, UAB is the state of Alabama's largest single employer with some 25,000 employees and has an annual, state-wide economic impact exceeding $7.15 billion. U.S. News & World Report's 2021
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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.