The University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine (UPSDM) invites applications for a non-tenure stream, senior faculty position in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) at the Associate Professor/Professor level who will assume the Chair position of the department. The candidate must be board-certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; possess or be able to obtain an appropriate license for clinical practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; have developed an area of clinical excellence; and have proven administrative experience. Favorable consideration will be given to those with additional training credentials such as an MD, PhD, fellowship qualification, or other advanced degrees. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications, experience, and credentials.
We are seeking an outstanding individual with excellent leadership skills to lead all aspects of the clinical practice, educational programs, and research activities of the Department of OMS. The Chair of OMS must be a role model for faculty, students, residents and investigators. The position requires an outstanding clinician who is a distinguished national and international leader in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as an extraordinary mentor with a strong background and accomplishments in research. The desirable candidate will have administrative experience in a sizable clinical and research enterprise. The ideal candidate will develop a dynamic and strategic vision with a plan for short and long-term growth with the ability to foster the development of this well-established and historic program. The Chair will be overseeing financial management, personnel and faculty development, space planning, strategy development, philanthropy, and all other business, operational, and administrative functions.
The University of Pittsburgh is a top ranked public research institution and is currently ranked 5th among U.S. universities in NIH funding. The UPSDM is ranked 4th in NIDCR funding among U.S. dental schools. The UPSDM is located on the University’s main campus in Pittsburgh, contiguous with the other five health science schools. The Department of OMS is comprised of seven full-time faculty and approximately twelve administrative staff. The Department of OMS works as a key partner within the School of Dental Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). UPMC is an internationally renowned academic medical center and health care enterprise with a robust infrastructure to support clinicians with innovative clinical programs, biomedical and health sciences research-making discoveries that save lives and change the landscape of patient care. As part of the clinical practice and faculty of the University of Pittsburgh, the Chair will have the opportunity to collaborate with clinicians, innovators, and investigators from around the world and become part of a vibrant community of health care providers dedicated to making a difference in their chosen field-and in the lives of others.
The Department of OMS is situated in one of the most dynamic healthcare delivery and University environments built for innovation available. The area provides a unique and rich ethos for the development of transformative scientific discovery and the translation of intellectual property and clinical solutions. The Chair will have the opportunity to collaborate across multiple platforms and help transform the field.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.