Department Chair, Developmental & Surgical Sciences
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 41,320.00 - 215,000.00
Internal Number: 352225
The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences. The department plays an integral role in the school’s mission of advancing health through scientific discovery and translation, innovative education, and providing the highest-quality care for all communities.
We are seeking a dynamic, energetic, and visionary department chair with strong clinical, research and leadership skills to guide a multi-divisional department, which includes Hospital Dentistry, Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, and clinics for patients with Cleft Palate and orofacial abnormalities, geriatrics, and special needs.
This department also includesadvanced education programs in Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, and Periodontology. Each program is engaged in education, research and clinical care. The chair must show an understanding and appreciation of this tripartite mission which should be advanced by creating and supporting diverse teams of professionals.
The Department Chair reports directly to the Dean of the School of Dentistry and is a member of the Dean’s Executive Team, known as the Council of Chairs.
The School of Dentistry is one of six health care schools and centers within theHealth Sciences at the University of Minnesota, and attracts high quality faculty and students. By fostering a highly collaborative environment, the School of Dentistry has achieved an international reputation for its research, education, and patient care.
DMD/DDS or equivalent degree, with a broad scope of academic and clinical knowledge.
ADA CODA Accredited Dental Education or equivalency (ICA or Completion of an advanced program in dentistry).
Candidates must also be eligible for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, which requires an ongoing record of exceptional teaching, research and scholarship, and service. Excellence in both communication and administrative skills is required.
Experience leading, supervising, or managing the development of teams and programs.
Superior communication skills and the ability to connect with diverse constituencies.
Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, exemplified by the ability to lead teams, work effectively and collaboratively with multiple groups and diverse constituencies, and a demonstrated commitment to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
Have leadership competencies such as: strategic, collaborative, collegial
Have sustained success as an NIDCR/NIH-funded researcher
Eligibility for Minnesota dental licensure
Experience in clinical practice
Knowledge of predoctoral and advanced education curriculum
Experience advancing equity, diversity and inclusion
Experience in budget management
An understanding of interprofessional education and collaborative practice
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.