University of Alabama at Birmingham


Birmingham, Alabama

Date Posted

June 17, 2022

Department of Pediatrics
Director of Health Services Research

‘The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking an outstanding physician researcher to accelerate health services or population health research across three outstanding Divisions, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and Academic General Pediatrics, within the Department of Pediatrics. This leadership position will drive the divisions’ and Department’s strategic goal to grow research through leadership and mentorship of faculty and fellows, as well as participate in clinical care. The Division of Academic General Pediatrics has a vibrant faculty with a variety of academic interests, including medical education, advocacy, quality improvement, residency education, use of simulation for medical training, and informatics. Clinical interests beyond general pediatrics include LGBTQ health, autism spectrum disorder, and adoption medicine.

The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine boasts a level 1 trauma center with approximately 400 trauma alerts/year, and a strong fellowship program. The emergency department provides care for 60-75,000 patients per year. Within the faculty there is a strong interest and national presence in simulation, injury prevention, urgent care and emergency medicine.

The Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) is comprised of an outstanding group of academic faculty and staff who are recognized as local and national leaders in education, quality improvement, advocacy, informatics, and clinical research. The Division has a thriving fellowship program now celebrating its tenth year. The successful candidate should have an exceptional record of accomplishment in health services or population health research and ongoing potential for external research funding. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary, and a record of interdisciplinary collaboration is desirable. Candidates should possess a Doctoral degree (MD and/or MD/PhD) who is licensed or eligible for license in the state of Alabama as well as BC/BE in Pediatrics. A generous start up package is available to qualified candidates as well as support in search of independent funding. Salary and tenure status are negotiable based on experience and current academic achievements. The UAB Department of Pediatrics has nationally recognized expertise and firmly established multidisciplinary programs. This position will provide opportunities for growth of divisional programs as well as opportunities for collaboration with other distinguished programs within UAB.

Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, with a metropolitan population over 1 million. The city is thriving with a growing restaurant and arts scene, charming neighborhoods, and many outdoor park and entertainment spaces. Birmingham is well located in the Southeast with easy access to lakes, mountains, and gulf beaches. Diversity is a defining feature of Birmingham’s past, present, and future. At UAB, we are committed to capitalizing on what makes Birmingham and the University trailblazers in moving inclusion forward. We are invigorating conversations, fostering civic engagement, widening perspectives, stimulating innovation and connecting people. Every day, we seek ways to actively promote and recognize principles of fairness and equity, in relation to, and across, intersections of race, age, color, disability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, and all other identities represented among our diverse communities.

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Erin Shaughnessy MD MSHCM

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 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. 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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