Chair, Orofacial Sciences

Chair, Orofacial Sciences
School of Dentistry
University of California, San Francisco

Since its founding in 1881, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry has been a pioneer in dental education, clinical practice, scientific discovery and public health. Part of UCSF, the preeminent university focused singularly on the health sciences, it is recognized as one of the world’s leading dental schools. The school’s community of nearly 900 faculty, learners and staff draw strength from unique collaborations across UCSF, UCSF Health, the UC system and an extensive network of government and community partnerships. UCSF and the School of Dentistry pride itself in a diverse and inclusive culture that attracts the highest calibre faculty, staff, students and trainees.

UCSF School of Dentistry seeks an outstanding leader to chair the Department of Orofacial Sciences. The Department of Orofacial Sciences is an exciting academic and clinical enterprise, the role of which is teaching and practicing the diagnosis and treatment of localized and systemic oral diseases and developmental conditions and advancing knowledge about them.

Several clinical disciplines comprise this Department including Craniofacial Anomalies, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Periodontology. Cross-disciplinary clinical, teaching and research activities characterize this Department, which benefits from strong interactions within the Dental School, other campus Schools and the Medical Center. Educational activities are broad, providing both predoctoral and postdoctoral students alike with a strong basis of knowledge and clinical experience. Postgraduate programs in Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontology and Oral Medicine complete the department’s instructional activities. Research in the Department covers a broad spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical sciences that complement the clinical activities of the Department.

The successful candidate will have exceptional administrative and organizational skills and a national reputation as a leader in academic dentistry. The individual chosen will be responsible for visionary leadership, management and stewardship of the department’s mission related to education, research, and patient care services.

This is a full-time academic position. The successful candidate will hold the Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Distinguished Professorship in Dentistry and will have a concurrent faculty appointment in the appropriate series and rank contingent on qualifications and/or interests.

Candidates must hold a DDS, DMD, DDS/PhD, DMD/PhD degree or equivalent and be qualified to be appointed at the associate professor or professor level at UCSF in the academic series most appropriate to their experience and qualifications. In addition, successful candidates must have at least five years of administrative and leadership experience in an academic setting, such as in a section, division or department. Preference will be given to candidates with strong clinical and research expertise, who are board certified in a relevant discipline.

Applicants must provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research, statement of contributions to diversity, a detailed statement describing administrative and leadership experience in an academic setting, such as in a section, division or department, plus the contact information for three references. The packet must be submitted electronically at the following site: Applicant materials must list current qualifications upon submission. The selected candidate must meet the qualifications at the time of application.

To receive full consideration, please submit all materials prior to the initial review date. However, this position will remain open until filled.

Further enquiries may be directed to Maria Rina Simon at

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience in teaching, research, patient care or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


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