The School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications and nominations for a full-time, nurse midwifery faculty position that aligns with the missions of the School of Nursing and UAB.
The School of Nursing's legacy of leadership is focused on the integration of research, education, and clinical practice and evidenced in more than 18,000 alumni serving as expert clinicians, executive nurse leaders, deans and directors of nursing programs, nurse scientists, advanced practice registered nurses, and other professional leaders. The School is ranked in the top nursing schools nationwide by U.S. News and World Report and offers innovative baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, master's, post-master's, doctoral, and post-doctoral programs. Program offerings include: the state's longest standing and most honored PhD in nursing; a Doctor of Nursing Practice program with a Nurse Anesthesia Track; a Dual DNP/PhD degree pathway; a Master's of Nursing program with more than 15 nurse practitioner specialty and subspecialty tracks with dual degree options, advanced practice tracks in geriatrics, nursing administration, care transitions, among others; an accelerated master's in nursing pathway for individuals with a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing, and other unique opportunities. Most graduate courses are taught in a distance accessible format with on-campus intensives. The UAB School of Nursing is designated a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center for International Nursing- one of a few in the U.S. Additionally, the School hosts a Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows programs and is one of the leading VA Nursing Academic Partnerships in the nation. Based at the state's flagship Academic Health Science Center with the 3rd largest public hospital in the nation, the School is a leader and trendsetter in collaborative science and home to the state's only nursing-specific research initiative with a diverse funding portfolio supporting scholarship in health equity, oncology, palliative care, HIV/AIDS, pediatrics, occupational health, aging, among others. Faculty hold over 70 appointments in university-wide research centers. The School of Nursing is home to an innovative nursing simulation and skills laboratory, which provides faculty and students with interprofessional learning opportunities.
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 ethic/racial minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
Department: Acute, Chronic and Continuing Care
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Open Tenure
Candidates for this faculty position must have current certification as a nurse midwife and be active in clinical practice. A minimum of 5 years clinical experience as a nurse midwife is required. Candidates must hold an unencumbered registered nurse license in the state of Alabama, or be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in Alabama. Rank, tenure, and salary are competitive and commensurate with professional background and experience. Candidates must be doctorally prepared. This is not a remote position.
Prior experience in an academic role and in leadership of a nurse midwifery program is preferred. Certifications in additional advanced practice specialties are preferred.
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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.