Applications are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual University of Alabama at Birmingham/Selwyn Vickers Visiting Professorship

Location: University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Selwyn Vickers Visiting Professorship

Description/Purpose: To provide an opportunity for SBAS members (45 years or younger) to serve as a visiting Grand Rounds Professor for the Department of Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This visiting professorship will promote the careers of young SBAS members and recognize the academic excellence and commitment to diversity of both Dr. Vickers and the UAB Department of Surgery.  Grand Rounds will be on Tuesday at 7:15am.  The awardee will fly in (If in compliance with current travel restrictions) on Monday evening for dinner and will meet with Dr. Vickers (UAB Dean of Medicine), Herb Chen (UAB Department Chair) and other UAB faculty and residents prior to returning home on Tuesday afternoon.

Eligibility Criteria: The awardee must be an active member of SBAS, be 45 years old or younger as of May 1st 2020, and be on a tenured track in a Department of Surgery.

Application Process: The applicant must submit an updated CV, a statement of interest of 300 words or less, and a letter of recommendation from their Department Chair to the SBAS central office (BrittaMA@EVMS.EDU) no later than October 15th, 2020.

Selection process: Applications will be scored by the SBAS Executive Council (President, President elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Member at large.) The awardee will be notified by early November and the visiting professorship will be scheduled for the summer/Fall of 2021.


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