Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry seeks applicants for the position of Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This is a full-time, tenure track, faculty position. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Primary responsibilities of this position include: (1) manage a diverse faculty, staff and student body; (2) department administration; (3) faculty and staff development; (4) develop and manage undergraduate preclinical and clinical oral and maxillofacial surgery educational programs; (5) develop and supervise all oral and maxillofacial surgery resident activities with the residency program director; and (6) facilitate department research and service activities. The Department is also involved in interprofessional (IPE) education collaboration. This position reports to the Dean of the College of Dentistry. 

The successful candidate must have a DDS/DMD degree from an ADA accredited dental program or equivalent degree and be eligible for licensure in the State of Tennessee. Applicants must have completed an accredited oral and maxillofacial surgery residency training program and be certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The successful candidate should have a work history of involvement in teaching, service, and scholarly activity. Excellent interpersonal skills and prior administrative experience in health science education will be favorably considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The UTHSC College of Dentistry was founded in 1878, making it the oldest dental college in the South, and the third-oldest public college of dentistry in the United States.

For immediate and confidential consideration, applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, contact information and three professional references via email to:

Tel:  252-267-1956 / Fax:  850-650-2272


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