Department Chair, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7234748 (Ref.No. ej-5157694)
Posted: April 4, 2024

Job Description

Department Chair, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Job ID: 270687
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

The Department Chair of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for the Dental College of Georgia (DCG) at Augusta University reports directly to the Dean of the DCG and provides leadership and guidance in teaching, research, and service for the Pre-Doctoral Dental medicine (DMD) program and the Advanced Education program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS). The Department Chair is responsible for departmental faculty including professional development, scheduling, and productivity by ongoing mentorship, monitoring, and assessment. This position is responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the pre-doctoral (DMD) OMFS curriculum to ensure compliance with the DCGs mission, the CODA accreditation standards, by regular monitoring of DMD student academic achievement and progress. The Department Chair also provides administrative leadership for the OMFS Advanced Education program, including resident admissions decisions, resident development, progression, professional conduct, assessing residency productivity and program compliance and accreditation standards and DCG patient care compliance protocols. The Department Chair also provides oversight for the management of the Augusta University Surgery Center. This is a full-time administrative faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The tenure status for this position is commensurate with qualifications.


Teaching - 40%
' Participates in and facilitates the overall department teaching mission.
' Provides leadership and guidance for OMFS pre-doctoral and advanced education programs to ensure they meet CODA accreditation standards.
' Ensures appropriate support and development of OMFS faculty teaching.
' Supports the DCG academic mission.
' Maintains productive educational collaborations with all department chairs and DCG advanced education program directors.

Administration - 20%
' Provides leadership and guidance for the department in the areas of research, teaching, patient care, and service to support the DCG mission.
' Provides administrative guidance and oversight for department academic responsibilities, faculty development, staff management, budgetary matters and enforcement of DCG & AU policies.
' Provides administrative oversight for the AU Surgery Center.

Scholarship - 10%
' Preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and of scholarly presentations at professional meetings.
' Monitors OMFS faculty scholarly achievement to meet annual goals.
' Supports the DCG and AU research mission and seeks funding opportunities by collaboration with the DCG Associate Dean for Research.
' Ensures department compliance with AU research policies.

Service - 10%
' Participate in public, professional, and institutional service as a leader or contributing member of appropriate committees, boards, and councils.
' Ensure department faculty participation in service activities.
' Demonstrate compliance with AU and DCG policies including annual HR compliance training (e.g., HIPAA, FERPA, Title IX, etc.)

Clinical/Patient - 20%
' Provides quality patient care as part of the AU Dental Associates group, and provides appropriate surgical services in the AU Surgery Center and AU Health hospital and clinics.
' Provides quality patient care in appropriate extramural settings for which the DCG has contracts and MOU's (e.g., Georgia Department of Corrections)
' Ensures appropriate staffing levels for patient care and support for clinical staff as part of the DCG clinical care mission.
' Ensures the department meets established patient care compliance goals

Required Qualifications

DDS or DMD or foreign equivalent.

Completion of a CODA-accredited advanced dental education program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, board certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and eligibility for licensure by the Georgia Board of Dentistry.

Associate Professor - Mid level career faculty member with at least five years at the rank of Assistant Professor with background, education, and training consistent with the following position requirements.

Professor - Senior level career faculty member with at least five years at the rank of Associate Professor with background, education, and training consistent with the following position requirements.

Experience equivalent to five years in dental education that includes strategic planning, academic assessment, teaching, research/scholarship, and college/institutional committee service.

Demonstrated experience in assessment, data analysis, and educational outcomes, as it relates to curriculum, learning objectives and accreditation requirements.

Demonstrated ability for effective leadership, communication, and organizational skills and an ability to balance a focus on the strategic mission and vision of the institution and college with attention to the tactics and goals of the departmental administrative unit.

Demonstrated ability to synthesize and analyze quantitative and qualitative data and prepare and present reports effectively.

Interest/passion in working closely with faculty, students, residents and staff to promote engagement, leadership and professional development through collaborative interactions interdepartmentally, university-wide, and with local, regional, and national organizations.

Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:

Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)'s requirements for institutional accreditation;

Evidence of ability as a teacher;

Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;

Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,

Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications

Proven success in a comprehensive research university setting.

Demonstrated ability, professionalism and mutual respect for all with the ability to build an effective leadership team through collaboration with other constituents and stakeholders.

A proven track record as a problem-solver and the ability to implement innovative solutions to contemporary challenges.

Outstanding communication skills: written, oral, listening, and public speaking ability, including the ability to forge and reinforce effective relationships with internal/external constituencies.


This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

Associate Professor - Mid level career faculty member with at least five years at the rank of Assistant Professor with background, education, and training consistent with the following position requirements.

Professor - Senior level career faculty member with at least five years at the rank of Associate Professor with background, education, and training consistent with the following position requirements.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Website:

College/Department Information

The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, we provide dental education to the next generation of professionals by offering hands-on education through innovative research, patient care, and service. Join other dental providers to improve the oral health of Georgia and beyond. The DCG was founded to provide the people of Georgia with quality dental care by educating students in dentistry. As a patient, you have the option to receive treatment in one of our three different practice models consisting of student clinics, resident care, or in the faculty practice. All dental treatments can be completed by the specialists in our facility. We also serve patients in more than 20 clinics across Georgia.

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other. We are part of the University System of Georgia.


Augusta University

Our Health Sciences Campus:

1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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