Section Chair – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

This is an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, faculty position offered at the tenured or non-tenured level to lead a vibrant and well-established Section. We encourage interested candidates to apply to both positions.

The UCLA School of Dentistry seeks a visionary leader to build upon the school’s tradition of excellence; further advance scholarship, education, clinical service, and community engagement; enhance diversity; and promote an environment and community that supports its members. The ideal candidate will be nationally recognized with strong scholarly visibility; substantial administrative and program-building experience; and demonstrated leadership as an innovator, ambassador, and partner in collaborating with leaders from medical and community sectors. Minimum requirements include a record of distinguished scholarly accomplishment; intellectual and administrative leadership in the field; success in external and alumni relations; and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of professor at UCLA.

The responsibilities of the chair include accomplishing priorities set by the dean and the school based of our strategic plan. The section chair also has responsibility for the overall administration and leadership of the academic section, including planning and goal setting, financial stewardship, personnel management, oversight of graduate and DDS educational programs, and support of school and university service missions.

The successful candidate will possess a DDS/DMD or equivalent degree, and will have an outstanding record of accomplishment in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery and an understanding of key aspects of dental education. She/he will have demonstrated administrative effectiveness; an international reputation of scholarship and teaching effectiveness; an ability to interact effectively with faculty members, administrators, and students; and a commitment to diversity in higher education. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statement of interests and goals, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) statement, and names of three references via UCLA Recruit. Applications will be accepted and evaluated on an on-going basis until the position is filled.

Questions for this search should be directed to Steven Shaevel, Academic Personnel Director, via UCLA Recruit.

The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.