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Department Chair, Developmental & Surgical Sciences
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Date Posted Nov. 1, 2022
Title Department Chair, Developmental & Surgical Sciences
University University of Minnesota, Twin Cities More About This Institution...
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Department School of Dentistry More About This Department...
Application Deadline until position is filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Periodontics/Periodontology
    Pediatric Dentistry
    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    Dentistry - General

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences. The department plays an integral role in the school’s mission of advancing health through scientific discovery and translation, innovative education, and providing the highest-quality care for all communities.

We are seeking a dynamic, energetic, and visionary department chair with strong clinical, research and leadership skills to guide a multi-divisional department, which includes Hospital Dentistry, Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, and clinics for patients with Cleft Palate and orofacial abnormalities, geriatrics, and special needs. 

This department  also includes advanced education programs in Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, and Periodontology.  Each program is engaged in education, research and clinical care.  The chair must show an understanding and appreciation of this tripartite mission which should be advanced by creating and supporting diverse teams of professionals.

The Department Chair reports directly to the Dean of the School of Dentistry and is a member of the Dean’s Executive Team, known as the Council of Chairs.

The School of Dentistry is one of six health care schools and centers within the Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota, and attracts high quality faculty and students.  By fostering a highly collaborative environment, the School of Dentistry has achieved an international reputation for its research, education, and patient care.

Qualifications Required:

  • DMD/DDS or equivalent degree, with a broad scope of academic and clinical knowledge.
  • ADA CODA Accredited Dental Education or equivalency (ICA or Completion of an advanced program in dentistry).
  • Candidates must also be eligible for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, which requires an ongoing record of exceptional teaching, research and scholarship, and service. Excellence in both communication and administrative skills is required.
  • Experience leading, supervising, or managing the development of teams and programs.
  • Superior communication skills and the ability to connect with diverse constituencies
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, exemplified by the ability to lead teams, work effectively and collaboratively with multiple groups and diverse constituencies, and a demonstrated commitment to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

  • The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

    The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:

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Contact Information

  • Danielle Yee
    School of Dentistry
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    515 Delaware St SE
    Suite 15-116
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
  • 612-626-4171


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