The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the Lakeshore Foundation (Lakeshore) recently formed a collaborative which brings together the significant assets and expertise of each organization to pursue applied rehabilitation research and research in physical activity and disability. While this collaborative is newly formed, significant related research has been ongoing for several years. The collaborative reflects a commitment by each organization to create a new model with the capacity to greatly expand past and current research efforts.
To assist the collaborative in realizing its vision of jointly developing a world class research program in rehabilitative science, the collaborative seeks applications and nominations to occupy a new endowed Lakeshore Foundation Chair in the School of Health Professions. The successful candidate will also serve as Director of Research at Lakeshore. As such, the Chair/Director will be responsible for research and research leadership in applied rehabilitation science, including the evaluation of existing program effects, the development and evaluation of new programmatic and service efforts, the development and validation of new supportive technologies and coordinating the efforts of other researchers.
The Lakeshore Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization that promotes independence for persons with physically disabling conditions and provides opportunities to pursue active, healthy lifestyles. Lakeshore serves a wide variety of clients including injured military, paralympic athletes and individuals from the community with physcial disabilities and chronic health conditions. Additionally, the Lakeshore Foundation is an official U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Site that can accommodate a variety of sports. In addition to providing a $2 million endowment, the Lakeshore Foundation has also committed significant physical and capital resources to support infrastructure and research that is consistent with the mission of the collaborative.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center with professional schools and specialty patient care programs consistently ranked as among the nation's top 50. The UAB School of Health Professions (SHP) is one of the largest health professions schools in the nation, with more than 20 innovative programs at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degree levels. SHP faculty lead and participate in a number of multi-disciplinary UAB research centers, which includes the Clinical Nutrition Research Center, Center for Outcomes and Research Effectiveness, and the Diabetes Research and Training Center, among others.
For more detailed information regarding Lakeshore, UAB and SHP please visit: www.lakehshore.org, www.uab.edu and http://main.uab.edu/Shrp/Default.aspx?durki=74038.
The successful candidate should be internationally recognized as a leader with demonstrated success in research in rehabilitation sciences or a related area. The content of research should be relevant to facilitating the vision and mission of the Lakeshore Foundation/UAB Collaborative. Additionally, the successful candidate should be eligible for appointment to a tenured position at entry according to school guidelines, should provide evidence of successful continued records of publication and extramural support in an area related to rehabilitation sciences, and should have previous experience leading team structured research efforts. The candidate will be expected to provide inspired leadership to develop and implement a growing research program and to contribute to the programmatic excellence in the School of Health Professions and Lakeshore Foundation. This is a tenured position with rank and salary commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. Excellent fringe benefits are offered which include a retirement plan, health care benefits and tuition assistance. Nominations and applications should include a full curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of at least three references, and should be submitted electronically to:
Patrick McNees, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise Development, School of Health Professions
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1675 University Boulevard, Webb 616
Birmingham, AL 35294-3360
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