Chair, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Board of Regents I University System of Georgia on behalf of Augusta University | Augusta, Georgia 30912

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: November 02, 2021
Opportunity Code: 29186


Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


The Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) within the Dental College of Georgia (DCG) is a unique opportunity to join a highly ranked dental college at a thriving university, both of which are renowned for their cutting-edge research, innovative educational opportunities, and commitment to clinical care. Reporting to a dynamic and growth-oriented Dean, Dr. Carol Lefebvre, the new Chair will focus on leveraging and building the talents of a diverse faculty, staff, and students, to further increase the national and international reputation of the department’s important research, educational and clinical endeavors. 


The Dental College of Georgia (DCG) is the state’s sole dental college and in partnership with Augusta University, the Medical College of Georgia and University Hospital, form a nationally renowned integrated academic health system. DCG has long been lauded for its research, international collaboration, and award-winning faculty.  The expanding college has been consistently ranked in the top quartile of Dental and Oral Sciences colleges in the world by Shanghai. The college has one of the most impressive clinical buildings in the country and is noted for its use of technology including one of the best dental simulation labs in the nation. The oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program accepts 2 residents per year and is a fully accredited 4-year program. DCG is also home to The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (The JPD), which is the leading peer-reviewed journal devoted exclusively to prosthetic and restorative dentistry.  

Augusta, the second oldest and third-largest city in Georgia, is situated on the southern banks of the Savannah River. Serving as a halfway point between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, it is the perfect location for any lifestyle. Internationally, Augusta is best known for hosting The Masters golf tournament each spring. Augusta is also home to some of the nation's most beautiful lakes and trails, offering year-round outdoor adventures. A diverse and culturally vibrant city, Augusta is so much more than just a cozy place to live. Spearheaded by the next generation of musicians, foodies, artists and entrepreneurs, the old city comes to life at night, offering live music, theater, and more.


The Ideal Candidate will be a distinguished clinician, educator, and administrator providing contemporary leadership and guidance in teaching, research, and service for the Pre-Doctoral Dental Medicine (DMD) Program and the Advanced Education Program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS), including the AU Surgery Center and more than 27 external clinic sites. Attributes will include:

  • A humble and visible leader who enjoys interacting with people and can easily connect with faculty and staff in the Department, clinical arenas, across disciplines and among external entities, including the community and local, regional and national organizations.
  • Five years of leadership experience in dental education that includes strategic planning, academic assessment, teaching, research/scholarship, and college/institutional committee service.
  • Demonstrated experience in assessment, data analysis, and educational outcomes, as it relates to curriculum, learning objectives and accreditation requirements.
  • DDS/DMD, completion of a CODA-accredited advanced dental education program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, board certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and eligibility for licensure by the Georgia Board of Dentistry.

This search is being led by the Executive and Physician Leadership Search Group of AMN Leadership Solutions, a division of AMN Healthcare. AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in total talent solutions for healthcare organizations across the nation.

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