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Faculty Position F63070 - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University

Date Posted Aug. 23, 2022
Title Faculty Position F63070 - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA, United States
Department School of Dentistry
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Core Faculty
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    Dentistry - General

Virginia Commonwealth University

School of Dentistry

Faculty Position F63070

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS). This faculty position will provide teaching, mentoring and supervision to Oral and Maxillofacial surgery residents and undergraduate dental students in patient care and in preparation for private practice. Primary teaching responsibilities will be centered on practice management and operations.  Participation in faculty practice and research is emphasized.

Academic rank, tenure eligibility and salary will be commensurate with the candidate experience and qualifications. Additional incentive salary arrangements will be available through the School’s faculty practice plan.


  • Teaching: Faculty members are expected to teach in an integrated curriculum system that includes graduate and professional education. Teaching across traditional departmental lines and in multidisciplinary teams is required. Faculty is expected to foster transformative learning that is informed by interdisciplinary and translational research, teaching, scholarship, and creative expression. Responsibilities include clinical and didactic teaching of pre-doctoral students and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery post-doctoral residents.

  • Clinical: Will provide teaching and leadership role in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery clinics and operating rooms, seeing patients, working with residents and students, and working collaboratively with other faculty and staff to promote best business practices and increase clinic productivity.

  • Research: Faculty member may participate in research protocols and will work collaboratively with Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery research programs and investigators.

  • Service: Faculty member will serve on departmental and on other university committees as necessary, and in their professional field.


  • DDS or DMD degree.

  • Completion of an approved OMFS residency program.

  • Eligibility for licensure in the State of Virginia.

  • Board certified or an active candidate for certification.

  • Must possess the desire to mentor future dental practitioners.

  • Must have the ability to teach practice management through clinical and didactic experiences to pre-doctoral students and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery post-doctoral residents.

  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment of learning or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. 

  • Demonstrate the ability to teach Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, or a commitment to acquire and develop such ability that incorporates adult learning theory, evidence-based oral health care, innovation in student learning and critical thinking.

  • Demonstrate ability to contribute to and participate in a humanistic environment of learning and discovery or a commitment to do so. 

  • Faculty must demonstrate the ability to adapt to change and embrace modern technologies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Oral surgery teaching experience with graduate dental students and post-doctoral residents preferred.

  • Advanced skills in both outpatient and inpatient oral and maxillofacial surgery preferred.

VCU is an urban, research-intensive institution with a richly diverse university community and commitment to multicultural opportunities. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action University providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.

Application Process: Candidates must apply to this faculty position through the university’s career website at (search req2174) to be considered for this faculty position F63070. Two recent letters of reference or contact information for at least two references will also be required for consideration.

For further information about this position, contact Dr. George Deeb, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, VCU School of Dentistry at

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion -- an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and professional activities have or will contribute to VCU's mission of promoting equity and inclusion, Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience

Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, Virginia, VCU enrolls nearly 31,000 students in 223 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Sixty-eight of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU's thirteen schools and one college. VCU Health System and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University comprise the VCU Medical Center, one of the nation's leading academic medical centers. For more information, see


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