Surgery - Gastrointestinal

The University of Alabama School of Medicine, Department of Surgery is currently recruiting faculty candidates to be considered for an open-rank, non-tenure or tenure track faculty appointment in the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery. The successful candidate will be a fellowship trained minimally invasive surgeon with an interest in health services research. The successful candidate will be expected to meet clinical, research and teaching needs in the Department of Surgery with an anticipated split of 90% clinical practice focused on bariatric and metabolic surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction. Our faculty also supports the general surgery practice of several rural hospitals in Alabama. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the support of these practices. Our faculty members are nationally-recognized experts in the field of gastrointestinal surgery. We are home to one of the highest-volume academic robotics programs in the country and our bariatric surgery program is one of only 10 programs in Alabama accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The Division is actively involved in clinical research aimed at quality improvement for surgical patients as well as basic science research including investigations into the impact of metabolic surgery on anxiety and drug addiction. The Division also houses a highly sought after minimally invasive surgery fellowship. In addition to our focus on patient care, we provide an environment that supports the education of health professionals and encourages advanced research to further medical science.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, one of three autonomous institutions within The University of Alabama System, is the only four-year, public university in the state’s largest metropolitan area. The University spans more than 100 blocks in the city center with over 250 buildings providing over 13 million feet of assignable space. For fiscal year 2017-2018

(most recent available), the University’s economic impact on the Birmingham area exceeds $7.15 billion. In FY2017, UAB received over $268 million in NIH extramural grants and contracts. As of the fall of 2018, the University employed 23,000 people, had a faculty of 2,289 (40% of whom are female), and had a student enrollment of just under 21,000 at the undergraduate through doctoral levels. The graduate student population is 67% female and 30% are among ethnic minorities. UAB is comprised of 10 academic colleges and schools in the health sciences and academic areas. The UAB Academic Health Center includes the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Optometry, Public Health, Health Professions; the Graduate School; and the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences. The University’s academic campus consists of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Schools of Business, Education, and Engineering; the Graduate School; and the Mervyn Sterne Library. The university has 136 endowed chairs/professorships. UAB has been ranked among the top quarter of all U.S. colleges and universities by The Princeton Review, and among the top 10 for diversity for three consecutive years.

In tandem with our institution’s strong diversity efforts, UAB encourages candidates from underrepresented diverse backgrounds and different race/ethnic populations to apply.

Interested candidates should submit their current CV, letter of interest, and a diversity statement that is one page maximum single-spaced describing your past, present, and future efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in education, research, and/or service. If you do not have past experience, please describe your awareness and any related background about the importance of diversity*. Please submit these items to Greg Kennedy, MD, PhD, Director, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, or Melanie Morris, MD, Professor of GI Surgery, via email at or

*Diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstances. Differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic region, and more.

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