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Department Chair of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Augusta University

Date Posted Apr. 19, 2021
Title Department Chair of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
University Augusta University
Augusta, GA, United States
Department Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

The 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 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 DCG’s mission, with CODA accreditation standards, by regular monitoring of student academic achievement and progress. The Chair also provides administrative leadership for the OMFS Advanced Education Program, including resident admissions decisions, resident development, progression, professional conduct, assessing residency program productivity and program compliance with accreditation standards and DCG patient care compliance protocols. The Chair also provides oversight for the management of the AU Surgery Center.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DDS/DMD, 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. This is a full-time academic faculty position at the academic rank of associate or full professor. Salary, rank, and tenure status for this position are commensurate with qualifications.
  • 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.
    Personal Characteristics and Preferred Experiences
    The Chair of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery should be a strategic thinker, a visionary leader who thrives in a challenging environment and is clearly aligned with the Augusta University and DCG* values of:
    Collegiality – reflected in collaboration, partnership, sense of community, and teamwork.
    Compassion – reflected in caring, empathy, and social responsibility.
    Excellence – reflected in distinction, effectiveness, efficiency, enthusiasm, passion, and quality.
    Inclusivity – reflected in diversity, equality, fairness, impartiality, and respect.
    Integrity – reflected in accountability, ethical behavior, honesty, and reliability.
    Leadership – reflected in courage, honor, professionalism, transparency, and vision.
  • Service – reflected in volunteerism, altruism, benevolence, advocacy, and selflessness.
  • Loyalty – reflected in mutual commitment among students, employees, alumni and the institution.

Professional Experiences should include:

  • Proven success in a comprehensive research university setting.
  • Demonstrated ability, professionalism and mutual respect for diverse cultures with the ability to build an effective leadership team through inclusion and consensus among team members and 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.

Preferred Leadership Characteristics:

  • Strategic and future-oriented
  • Understands and is committed to excellence
  • Effective, creative and a problem-solver
  • Proven ability to see the big picture but also dive into the details when necessary
  • Passionate, motivational leader able to craft an effective yet efficient plan and execute
  • Self-confident, likes a challenge, and is willing to take risks
  • The highest personal integrity and ethics, with a visible commitment to the missions of the DCG, Augusta University and the Augusta University Health System

How to Apply:
Applicants should upload a letter of interest and a comprehensive curriculum vitae as one PDF document. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. For a complete job description, nominations or questions please contact

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.
The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

  • Augusta University is an AA/EEO/Equal Access/ADA Employer.

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Contact Information

  • Sharon Wingard
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Augusta University
    Augusta, GA


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