University of Alabama at Birmingham — Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in the History of Medicine

The History Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for a full time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of History of Medicine beginning in Fall 2022. The area of specialization is open, but the department will prioritize applicants whose teaching and research explore US and global health disparities across axes of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and region. The applicant should demonstrate active scholarship in the field and a record of teaching effectiveness and mentoring undergraduate students. The faculty member will teach specialized upper-level undergraduate and/or master’s level courses as well as survey courses in our Core curriculum. Candidates must have a PhD in History or related field at the time of appointment and show a commitment to research, teaching, and service.

To apply, follow this link: Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation. We may ask for other materials at later stages. The Committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2021.

With over 22,500 students and 2,200 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in the state. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching are prominent, and the Department of History collaborates closely with multiple units across campus. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, with over one hundred countries represented on campus. Birmingham sits at the center of the largest metropolitan area in Alabama and offers a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities. UAB Medicine is one of the top academic medical centers in the United States and Alabama’s largest single-site employer. 

UAB’s Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences is the largest biomedical library in Alabama and serves as a Resource Library for the Southeast/Atlantic Region in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The collections of the library span seven centuries of knowledge, from medieval manuscripts to the most current electronic journals in the various health science disciplines. Also located in Lister Hill are the University Archives, which contains archival records and photographs of UAB and health care communities of the surrounding area; the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, which holds and exhibits instruments, equipment, specimens and models; and the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library, a growing collection of over 20,000 rare books, manuscripts, journals, and pamphlets pertaining to the history of medicine, science, and health care, dating from the 1300s through the mid-1900s.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body, and we are committed to their success.  Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our value for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Andrew Baer, Associate Professor,

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.

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.