Department Chair, Orthodontics

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7189845 (Ref:ej-4748473)

Posted: October 31, 2023

Job Description

Department Chair, Orthodontics

Job ID: 260029
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary
Job ID: 260029Position: 20000388 The Dental College of Georgia (DCG) at Augusta University (AU) seeks candidates for the position of Chairman in the Department of Orthodontics. Department responsibilities include the advanced dental education (residency) program, the DMD pre-doctoral program, clinical patient care in the orthodontic clinic and scholarly activities in Orthodontics. The ideal candidate will be expected to have outstanding academic credentials, demonstrated evidence of leadership in the discipline of orthodontics consistent with a significant national or international professional reputation, and will bring a vision for innovative approaches to dental education. The successful candidate will demonstrate administrative and leadership experience. This includes the recruitment, supervision, and development; performance assessment and management of faculty and staff; unit goal setting; financial planning and analysis; securing and allocating resources; clear and consistent communication; as well as curriculum development. A successful Chair will develop and foster a strong relationship with the alumni of the graduate program. In addition, we will expect the Chair to develop and maintain a research portfolio that is consistent with the DCG's and AU's strategic plans.This is a full-time, tenure or non-tenure track faculty position. The selected candidate must be eligible for faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor level.

The Chair will be responsible for the development, supervision, and overall leadership of the Department of Orthodontics, as well as establishing collaborations across DCG departments, with an added focus on public health, community outreach, scholarly activities, and research. The Chair oversees all aspects of the predoctoral and postdoctoral orthodontics programs, including clinical operations, mentoring faculty, student success, and integrating new curricular content and technologies into the classrooms and the clinics. The Chair is expected to promote the core values of AU and the DCG, serve on DCG and AU wide committees and accept other assignments as requested by the Dean. Adminstrative - 20%Provide leadership and guidance for the department in the areas of research, teaching, patient care, and service in support of the DCG mission and provide administrative guidance and oversight for department curriculum management, faculty development, staff management, and budgetary matters.
Teaching - 45%
Participate in the departmental teaching responsibilities. This is includes lectures, seminars, laboratories, clinical supervision and related activites at the pre-doctoral level. This includes the senior-year clinical care program.
Clinical/Patient Care - 20%
Perform patient care through the intramural practice of the Augusta University Dental Associates (AUDA) in order to maintain practice skills.
Research/Scholarship - 5%
Maintain a level of scholarly activity including publications in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at appropriate professional meetings and other relevant activities to facilitate career development.
Service - 10%
Lead or participate in public, professional, and institutional service as a leader or contributing member of appropriate committees, boards, and councils. Demonstrate compliance with AU and DCG policies.

Required Qualifications
DDS/DMD or DDS/DMD foreign equivalent. Applicants must be a graduate of an ADA-accredited dental school or an ADA-accredited 2-3 year advanced education training program, and have an active unrestricted license in another state or be eligible for licensure by the Georgia Board of Dentistry.
Assistant Professor - Early level career as a faculty member with background, education, and training consistent with the following position requirements.

Associate Professor - Mid level career faculty member with at least five years at the rank of Assistant Professor with background, education, and training consistent with the following position requirements.

Professor - Senior level career faculty member with at least five years at the rank of Associate Professor with background, education, and training consistent with the following position requirements.

Involvement in research/scholarly activities is expected, and participation in the DCG intramural faculty practice is available.

Extensive leadership and administrative experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience collaborating with senior administrative leaders in dental schools, universities, and leadership boards/councils for higher education, accrediting, and/or licensing agencies.
Research training (M.S. and/or Ph.D.)

At least 7 years of experience in dental education and 5 years of experience in a relevant administrative leadership role.

Board certified in Orthodontics.


This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines:

College/Department Information

The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, we provide dental education to the next generation of professionals by offering hands-on education through innovative research, patient care, and service. Join other dental providers to improve the oral health of Georgia and beyond. The DCG was founded to provide the people of Georgia with quality dental care by educating students in dentistry. As a patient, you have the option to receive treatment in one of our three different practice models consisting of student clinics, resident care, or in the faculty practice. All dental treatments can be completed by the specialists in our facility. We also serve patients in more than 20 clinics across Georgia.

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


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How To Apply
To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

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Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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Job posting number:#7189845 (Ref:ej-4748473)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Augusta University
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