The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is seeking a Neuro-Ophthalmologist to join the faculty. UAB is a state of-the-art quaternary care medical center located in the vibrant city of Birmingham, Alabama.
The ideal candidate will have completed a Neuro-Ophthalmology and Pediatric Ophthalmology and Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Clinical Fellowship at an accredited program. UAB offers engaging opportunities for active participation in teaching, research, and service. Faculty members also enjoy strong collaboration with other departments. Opportunities exist for both educational and research pursuits.
Ophthalmology at UAB is a strong department that is well integrated with the departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuro-radiology to delivery coordinated state-of-the-art care to manage complex neuro-ophthalmic cases. Further, there are excellent opportunities for research within a well-funded vision research program focusing on retinal, optic nerve and neurologic disease. There is immediate opportunity to engage in a very busy clinical practice within a tertiary clinic. This neuro-ophthalmology clinic was established 18+ years ago, thus there is a pre-existing patient base, with a great percentage of referrals generated internally through the department.
The Neuro-Ophthalmology clinic is located in the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Ocular surgeries are performed as well at the Callahan Eye Hospital, (over 13,000+) ocular surgeries are performed per year within 17 OR suites.
The department’s practice has rapidly grown into the largest multi-specialty Ophthalmology practice in the state of Alabama. The group is comprised of more than 25 providers, seeing over 95,000 annual clinic visits within 12 clinics in multiple counties.
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, and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings.
Spanning more than 100 city blocks, UAB is the state of Alabama’s largest single employer with some 23,000 employees and has an annual, state-wide economic impact exceeding $7.15 billion. U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranks 13 UAB graduate programs among the nation’s top 25 and 10 UAB specialties were ranked among the nation’s top 50 in the magazine’s 2017- 2018 Best Hospitals report. 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 NIH funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million.
UAB Medicine is the third largest public academic medical center in the country, with more than 1,900 beds and almost 18,000 employees. UAB Hospital is the centerpiece of the UAB Health System and is the teaching hospital for the UAB School of Medicine. Situated among major research centers and clinics, UAB Hospital provides patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services, as well as the most up-to-date treatments and innovations in health care. In addition to UAB Hospital, UAB Medicine includes The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, as well as several primary and specialty care clinics, a dozen member and affiliate hospitals within Alabama, more than 10 cancer associates in the Southeast, and the Viva Health HMO.
Qualified applicants should have completed an accredited fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology and Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Clinical Fellowship and must be eligible to obtain an Alabama Medical license - unlimited or limited.
In tandem with our institution’s strong diversity efforts, UAB encourages candidates from underrepresented minorities to apply.
Academic rank, compensation, and tenure will depend on qualifications and experience.
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