Skip to content

Legends wear a lot of names. Researcher. Professor. Inventor. Entrepreneur. Pioneer. CEO. Champion. The University of Alabama knows something about legends. We have them in our classrooms, in our labs, on the field and among our alumni. Find out how you can become an Alabama legend, too.

Outer space


Seth Panitch


Medical tent


UA media professors




The University of Alabama is growing its thriving community and searching for more than 300 new faculty to join a collaborative environment leading the nation through transformative research, innovative teaching and integrated community service. With a strategic focus on opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance, UA is launching this new endeavor to attract outstanding faculty and staff. Find out how you can be a part of the legendary UA family.

Research Spotlight

Natural lake

Water Research

UA is a leader in water, severe weather, and disaster management research and is nationally recognized for its focus on the protection and restoration of the nation’s water supply and natural environment. UA programs, through coordinated interdisciplinary research centers, strategically integrate scientific discovery with its transformation into technological, socio-economic and policy applications. Researchers work closely with the National Water Center, a NOAA facility located on the University campus. Research conducted at UA helps provide broadbased strategic planning to meet the needs of the state, region and nation. Learn More...

Crimson Ride bus

Transportation Research

UA has a long history of transportation and automotive research focusing largely on the activities of the University Transportation Center for Alabama, the Center for Advanced Public Safety, and the Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies. The addition of recent efforts establishing a Transportation Policy Research Center is crucial as UA recognizes state-wide and national needs. The convergence of all of these centers with the growing automotive industry in the state and region is allowing Alabama to become a global hub for automotive R&D with a particular emphasis on traffic and vehicle safety and advanced driver assistance systems. Learn More...

Computer mainframe


Cyber Security, Cyber Forensics and Information Technology have become vital concerns of the world’s infrastructure. Research carried out in a number of UA centers and departments concentrates on cyber and information technology. This includes work on cyber systems, IT hardware/software along with the development of applications to address issues related to public safety and security, business profitability, and geographic information systems. Learn More...

University Medical Center

Life Span Research

UA features a number of nationally recognized programs in health care, including prominent research in community medicine, mental health and aging, child development, and rural health. Other health related activities include biomedical engineering, cancer cell research, genetic influences on obesity, and Alzheimer’s Disease, to highlight a few. Those research strengths are being tied together toward a holistic focus with a new UA initiative focusing on life span research.

Explore UA

Did You Know?

The fall 2017 freshman class, at 7,407 students, is best-qualified in UA history.

UA is a leader among public universities nationwide with more than 500 National Merit Scholars currently enrolled.

24 current UA faculty are National Science Foundation Early Career Award recipients.

36 UA researchers are included in the National Academy of Inventors.

UA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. See our full policy at: