Open Rank Professor - Oral Surgeon

University of Virginia
Newcomb Hall, VA
Closing date
Dec 10, 2023

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Doctors, Surgery
Organization Type
Background: The Department of Plastic Surgery, Maxillofacial and Oral Health is a multi-disciplinary group that includes Plastic Surgeons, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Dentists. Clinical care is primarily done within the UVAHealth system and in Charlottesville, VA. The department is growing and evolving into a more comprehensive unit. Recently, the Dentistry services were consolidated into the department and this has created opportunities for collaboration and program expansion. Currently, the Department has one experienced part-time Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and anticipates the need for adding a new full-time faculty member in this role in the near future. This is both a strategic hire and a needs based hire and performance goals will be focused around expansion of the program and increased access with enhanced throughput and availability.

Clinical Care: The new hire will be asked to work with the current Oral Surgeon to transition into that existing practice while also identifying areas for growth. The clinical care will primarily take place at UVAHealth University Hospital and Outpatient Center in Charlottesville but opportunities to expand into the region are encouraged. There is both an independent maxillofacial clinic as well as a dental clinic on grounds at UVAHealth Hospital which will be available for use. Partnering with UVAHealth, Pediatric Dentistry and the strategic initiatives around pediatric care will also be essential. Demonstrated success in working with multi-disciplinary teams and building programs will be important.

Administrative: The primary administrative focus for this position is related to programmatic growth. This will include the need to identify clinical needs and advocate for resources from the department and health system.

Research / Education / Innovation: As a faculty member within an academic medical center, it is expected that the successful applicant will participate in research and education. There is a plastic surgery residency program and a dentistry residency program at UVA and engagement with these trainees will be a priority. Opportunities to partner with Otolaryngology and other complimentary departments will also be welcomed. Additional areas for career distinction would include clinical innovation and developing programs that distinguish UVA from other centers. Participation in educational and administrative activities within the department and health system will be a foundational component of the position.

DDS / DMD and MD degree

Oral Surgery Residency Training

Fellowship or specialized training is not required but encouraged

Experience in Adult and Pediatric Oral Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery and Craniofacial Surgery

Application Instructions

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Complete an application online with the following documents:

• Cover letter

• CV/resume

• Statement addressing efforts and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or community outreach.

• Professional reference list

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians 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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, and family medical or genetic information.

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