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Assistant / Associate / Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry


Assistant / Associate / Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry

  • req2174
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • School of Dentistry - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
Mission or Goal of Unit:

The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry is located in downtown Richmond, Virginia. With a 127-year history, Virginia’s only dental school provides opportunities for selected, qualified individuals to study dentistry and oral health through a doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S) program, graduate specialty training programs and a dental hygiene program. The VCU School of Dentistry is one of a small number of dental schools in the country affiliated with an academic medical center, the only dental school in the Commonwealth, and the second oldest dental school in the U.S. It is one of five health sciences academic programs on the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) Campus of VCU.

Chief Purpose of this position:

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.



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.


Faculty member 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.


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


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

Required Qualifications:
  • 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

Please Note:

Two recent letters of reference or contact information for at least two references will also be required for consideration.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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