Working for the College
Part of a diverse campus, The University of Alabama College of Engineering offers faculty and staff an opportunity to teach and mentor some the nation’s best and brightest young scholars. More than 5,300 students study in the College of Engineering across seven academic departments and 10 degree programs.
For more than a decade, the College experienced remarkable growth. Enrollment and research activity more than doubled, and there are more than 50 new faculty members. During this time, the Shelby Engineering and Science Quad was completed at a cost of more than $300 million. This four building, 900,000-square-foot complex includes state-of-the-art research laboratories, most of which is devoted to the College of Engineering.
The University of Alabama is located on a beautiful 1,168-acre residential campus in Tuscaloosa, a dynamic and resilient community of more 150,000. The Tuscaloosa community provides rich cultural, educational and athletic activities for a broad range of lifestyles. The downtown area has been revitalized with great local restaurants, shops and apartments. The riverfront area continues to grow with new recreational trails, businesses and restaurants, along with the recent addition of the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater and the River Market. The Amphitheater hosts a variety of events from mainstream concerts to community events. The city is home to a great cultural arts community, boasting attractions such the famous Kentuck Art Center and the Druid City Arts Festival. Outdoor activities are easy to find, including riverfront walking trails and an array of local parks.
In addition Tuscaloosa’s offering, UA is about an hour’s drive away from Birmingham, which has a metro population of about 1 million. It offers many employment opportunities ranging from medical, banking and technology. Many UA on the faculty live in Birmingham and commute to Tuscaloosa.
UA partners with technology-oriented government and industrial research centers including the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in north Alabama, a robust automotive industry throughout the state and a growing aviation industrial sector.
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