Department Chair - Dept. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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TitleDepartment Chair - Dept. Oral & Maxillofacial SurgeryCampusSan FranciscoDepartmentDept. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Posting NumberF00306Full or Part TimeFull TimeOpen DateClose DateOpen Until FilledYesDays Per Week4Weeks Per Year52Position Description

Position Definition:
Full-time; teacher-scholar track position; 4 days per week, 52 weeks per year; tenure eligible; reporting directly to the Associate Dean for Oral Health Education. The OMFS Department at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, is responsible for pre-doctoral oral surgery didactic and clinical education, 2.) Advanced education program didactic and clinical education for residents. They additionally oversee surgery clinic operations and lead the supporting team in this service.

Primary Job Functions:
1. Leadership

Represent the growing edge of one’s discipline through: a) range of knowledge and skills in the discipline, b) familiarity with and contribution to the literature, c) actively participate in local, regional, and national organizations and networks.

Role model for faculty, students with regards to: a) scholarship and clinical skill, b) commitment to the profession, c) personal responsibility, behavior and habits, d) continuous growth, e) humanistic respect for dignity of others, f) school policy

Initiate continuous improvements in: a) academic program, b) staff and departmental operation, c) teaching and learning advances in delivery and assessment, d) collaboration with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Associate Dean for Oral Health Education, Assistant Dean for Research, other chairs and faculty in decisions regarding: a) curriculum, b) academic standards, c) faculty standards, d) research, e) clinic operation

2. Faculty Development

Assess the need for faculty.

Recruit and bring onboard faculty who are: a) current and growing in their fields, b) supporters of a model that combines humanism with sound academic standards, c) contribute to balance the overall strength of the school

Mentor and monitor faculty members’ professional development through: a) comprehensive orientation, b) setting mutually agreed upon goals, c) providing or working to find needed resources, d) providing regular feedback and honest appraisals, e) account for faculty effort, f) using progressive discipline and termination if necessary, g) matching faculty to growth assignments and opportunities where possible, h) encouraging and facilitating professional connections outside of school
Keep faculty informed and make opportunities for their participation through: a) regular department meetings, b) distribution of information and policy, c) encouraging regular attendance and full participation in school functions, d) compliance with all human resource policy, faculty policy, and other policies (e.g. attendance, Canvas site, syllabus, etc.) e) assignment of faculty for teaching coverage, including backup

3. Manage the educational programs within the disciplines

Ensure that competencies are current and complete by: a) continually scanning developments and the state-of-the-disciplines, b) articulating realistic competency standards for students

Ensure that the educational experiences available to students and residents are effective by: a) providing current, properly sequenced, and well-presented instruction and practice, b) diagnosing learning difficulties and providing appropriate remediation, c) challenging all students to stretch for excellence and providing opportunity

Ensure that evaluation is valid and useful by: a) using evaluation methods that match competencies, b) supporting educational decisions with sound evaluation data, c) calibrating faculty, d) ensuring compliance with academic policy

4. General management

Collaborate with Associate/Assistant Deans and/or Chairs to ensure appropriate faculty
coverage in clinics, sim-lab, and classrooms
Participate in forming, implementing and enforcing school policy
Manage content coordinators within your disciplines
Plan overall needs and associated expenses
Monitor and account for departmental budgets
Maintain appropriate relations with the administration, faculty, staff, students and alumni
Advocate for needed resources
Complete reports and projects in a timely manner
Identify resources of financial support for the department and school
Attend and support school and university meetings and events
Support goals and mission of the school

Provide leadership and support, plan, organize, manage, and direct the pre-doctoral oral and maxillofacial didactic and surgical learning experiences; and administrative functions in of the surgery clinic.

1.Plan, organize, direct and manage the daily activities of the surgery clinic
2.Oversee, and work with team, to provide evidence-based, ethical patient-centered
3.Work as a liaison with other departments and clinical disciplines.
4.Plan, organize, and make recommendations affecting or relating to the
student educational program.
5.Enhance professional growth and development through participation in
professional organizations, seminars and workshops.
6.Represent the discipline and clinical operation and participate on various
school committees.
7.Provide leadership, direction, support, and recognition to support staff.
8.Provide support to OMFS Clinic Manager in all areas of management to include staff
development, work distribution, performance management, adherence to policies and procedures, and work schedules.
9.Review, evaluate and recommend staffing levels according to department and
program needs.
10.Monitor clinic production and expenses
11.Ensure faculty, students and staff adhere to safety protocol and policies; collaborate
with Director of Risk Management and Environmental Safety regarding protocols, requirements, documentation, and training.
12.Participate in Clinic Quality Assurance process.
13.Recruit, hire, develop and manage qualified faculty to provide a state-of-the-art
educational experience for the predoctoral program.
14.Current and continual maintenance of Board Certification in American Board of
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Basic Qualifications

Knowledge of:

1.Curriculum management as it relates to OMFS.
2.Competency based education and assessment
3.Modern pedagogical concepts and application in health professions education
5.Trends in oral health and oral health education
6.Hospital based clinic enterprise
7.Dental accreditation standards and processes


1.Minimum of seven years of work experience in a dental school setting with administrative responsibilities. Prior chair experience is preferable.
2.Successful research background
3.Word, Excel, axiUm, Outlook, Canvas, SharePoint databases


1.DDS/DMD from an ADA-accredited school of dentistry
2.Board Certification in American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3.Licensed or licensure eligible in California

Working Conditions:

1.Position requires coordination of a variety of responsible duties in stressful situations.
2.Must be available to work additional hours every weekday and some weekends.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

1.Behavior consistent with core values of the Dugoni School.

Additional Qualifications

Ability to:

1.Promote the dental school mission, vision, and core values
2.Lead and function in an active change environment
3.Communicate effectively with faculty, staff, residents, students, and hospital colleagues using various means of communication (email, texts, one-on-one conversations, small meetings, large meetings, lectures)
4.Maintain professional composure and demeanor at all times
5.Listen, follow, collaborate, negotiate, compromise, direct, delegate, refer, and think critically
6.Inspire excellence and promote innovation

Prior chair experience is preferable.

MD degree valued

Physical Requirements

1.Work performed is primarily general office/administrative/patient care with frequent use of computer keyboard and phone
2.Requires sitting majority of the working day; standing, bending and walking.
3.Occasional lifting of up to 15lbs should be anticipated.

Special InstructionsContact InformationContact EmailAre Applicants Required to Submit References for This Posting?NoMinimum Number of References3Maximum Number of References4Background Check Statement

All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

AA/EEO Policy Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this employment opportunity?
    • University of the Pacific Website
    • Craigslist
    • LinkedIn
    • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
    • Chronicle of HIgher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - Northern California (NorCal HERC)
    • Modesto Bee
    • Pacific Employee
    • Personal Referral
    • Professional or Association Listserv
    • Publication or website from a professional organization
    • Sacramento Bee
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • Stockton Record
    • Agency Referral
    • Other Online Job Board
  2. * Have you received notice that you are under review for possible exclusion from Medicare, Medicaid or any other Federal health care program?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you currently excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other Federal health care program?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Dental State License
  3. Hepatitis B Vaccination or HBV Test/Titer or Declination Form
  4. CPR/BLS Certification
  5. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document




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Posted: 10/10/2020
Application Due: 1/8/2021
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