Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department Chair

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department Chair
Posting Number F1700162
Employer State
Appointment Term Term
Position Type UUP Faculty

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine invites applications for Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is one of seven departments in the University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine. It is charged with providing education and training to predoctoral dental students and is responsible for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program as well as providing instruction as needed to other clinical specialty programs.

The Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will be a departmental leader who will collaborate with other members of the School of Dental Medicine faculty, the University community and the teaching hospitals’ staff. The incumbent will advocate and foster high quality academic, patient care, and research programs; encourage and value community outreach in dental care; support faculty success; build strong relationships with constituents; and grow philanthropy. The successful candidate will participate in the well-established clinical practice plan. Applicants must have a commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.

The School of Dental Medicine is located on the university’s South Campus that is home to most of the other health professions schools comprising the Academic Health Center. The school is currently in the midst of a $25 million dollar renovation of its preclinical and clinical facilities.

Associate Professor HS or Professor HS

● Lead the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery faculty, staff,
and students in a collaborative manner to achieve University, School of
Dental Medicine (SDM) and departmental mission, vision, and strategic
● Develop an outstanding pre-doctoral and post-graduate oral surgery
didactic and clinical program.
● Provide leadership in curriculum review and curriculum development in
oral and maxillofacial surgery.
● Identify and continually improve outcomes measures for the
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
● Recruit and mentor a diverse oral surgery faculty to ensure their
professional growth and the progress of their academic careers.
● Expand departmental research and extramural research support.
● Provide key leadership to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency
program. Work closely with the Program Director to establish a clear vision
and strategy for continuous improvement.
● Strengthen clinical training and clinical patient care programs for
predoctoral students and for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents.
●. Integrate campus, community, practice plan, and inter-professional
● Collaborate with key constituents, stakeholders, community leaders,
organizations, and others to improve oral surgery training, expand research and serve the community.
● Optimize and leverage departmental financial resources, human
resources, and administrative operations while fulfilling applicable policy,
procedures, regulations, and laws.
● Integrate quality improvement processes, critical thinking, and
strategic thinking into the culture of the department and its programs.
● Expand philanthropy from the school’s alumni and graduates of the
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program.

Minimum Qualifications

● Board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
● Must have significant experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery
● Must have experience in an academic institution or hospital in training dental students and/or residents
● A record of scholarship and research support
● Credentials appropriate for appointment at the associate professor or professor level

Preferred Qualifications

● An advanced degree including a MD or PhD degree
● A history of or current leadership in professional organizations

Physical Demands
FTE 1.00
Campus South Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants

For non-internal applicants: a selected candidate will have to complete/pass a background check prior to appointment. All applicants must apply online in UB Jobs.

Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Contact Information

Contact's Name Mary Carr
Contact's Title Office Assistant 2
Contact's Email mscarr@buffalo.edu
Contact's Phone 716-829-2854

Posting Dates

Posted 10/12/2017
Deadline for Applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled

Reference Letters

Number of Reference Letters Required
Reference Cutoff Date
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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
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