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Division Chief for Department of Dentistry

Charlottesville

Division Chief for Department of Dentistry

  • R0042763
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Faculty
  • The University of Virginia
The Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine is seeking applications for qualified individuals for the position of Chief in the Division of Dentistry. In addition to clinical responsibilities, the position will have a large focus on recruiting new faculty, developing specialty programs and operational alignment within the health system. The position involves administration of the Division and the GPR, didactic and clinical instruction of residents, and direct patient care. There are opportunities to expand research and educational activities as well. The division currently has a well-established and accredited General Practice Dental Residency program and this remains a priority.

Clinical care takes place in Charlottesville, VA on UVA Grounds within an Academic Medical Center in associated Dentistry clinics and hospital / OR environments. As such, those candidates with hospital dentistry and residency training experience are preferred. Applicants for the position are not required to have training and experience beyond general dentistry and hospital dentistry so those with a background in Oral Medicine or other dental specialties may apply. The clinical skills of the Chief should align with needs within the health system and GPR program but are not specified. Traditionally, engagement with community dentistry providers has been successful and may be further explored. Expansion of the program in all regards is an aspirational goal and would be supported in the context of serving the needs of the health system.

The Chief will lead one of several divisions within the Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery and report to the Chair of the Department. The Dentistry Division will be integrated into the Department and will benefit from shared resources across all missions. Given the diversity of practice within Plastic, Maxillofacial and Oral Health care; the Division Chief of Dentistry will be entrusted to develop dental specific strategic initiatives and structure the delivery of clinical care. The Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery has a strong history and is well positioned. The successful candidate will also benefit from an aligned leadership within the health system and strong support for Departmental success. The Department is growing with numerous energetic faculty seeking to build collaborations and programs.

Candidates should anticipate and welcome a high level of communication and engagement from the Department leadership as it pertains to citizenship, supportive culture, collaboration, research & innovation, and service. A highly competitive salary with comprehensive benefits will be provided commensurate with education and experience. All ranks will be considered, with tenure eligibility also negotiable. Candidates must be graduates of an ADA accredited School of Dentistry and eligible for licensure in Virginia.

This position will remain open until filled and review of applications will begin in January 2023. The University will perform standard background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health screen is required for this position.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Ph.D. or terminal degree.
Experience: Three years
Licensure: None

This position can require extensive periods of time standing and squatting while conducting experiments or caring for animals. Also requires keyboarding and other bench work and animal procedures requiring finer finger manipulation. The qualified candidate will have excellent work ethic, strong communication skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. The incumbent should also be self-motivated, meticulous, and possess strong attention to detail.

TO APPLY:

Please, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu , and search posting number R0042763.

Complete a candidate profile online; attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

For further information regarding the application process please contact Casey Reed via email at cjw9fb@uvahealth.org .

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Eric Allen, Academic Recruiter, at uth9qh@virginia.edu.

ABOUT UVA:

The University of Virginia, established in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, is recognized annually as one of the nation's top public institutions and the University of Virginia Medical Center is listed as one of America's Top Hospitals. Charlottesville is located in Central Virginia, 110 miles from Washington, DC and 70 miles from Richmond. It has been recognized as one of America's top cities to live, raise a family, conduct business, and retire. It has also been recognized as one of America's Top Green Cities. Located near the Blue Ridge Mountains it is popular with outdoor enthusiasts with extensive opportunity for hiking, running, cycling, tennis, golf and skiing.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment

The University of Virginia and the Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery are Equal Opportunity Employers committed to providing employment without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

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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