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Tenured/Tenure Track: Open Rank

College of Dentistry

Dallas, Texas
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The Office of the Dean, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry invites applications to fill one full time position as Department Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, with a 12 month academic appointment, beginning in the Spring of 2020.  Applicants will be considered for the titles of Tenure-Track Associate or full Professor OR Tenured Associate or full Professor. Salary, rank and start-up package will be commensurate with experience.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to recognize and treat a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. They are also trained to administer anesthesia and provide care in an office setting. They treat problems such as the extraction of wisdom teeth, misaligned jaws, tumors and cysts of the jaw and mouth, and to perform dental implant surgery. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a surgical specialty recognized by the American College of Surgeons and is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.  Following dental school, specialty training is completed in 4 years for a certificate or 6 years with an associated medical degree.

The successful candidate will be expected to oversee the administration of the faculty and staff for the undergraduate and graduate programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; the administration of, and participation in, clinical activities including intramural private practice and expansion of the research initiatives in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Additionally, the candidate will continue to grow the already active clinical services at the College of Dentistry, Baylor University Medical Center, and other affiliated hospitals.  The candidate should have a proven record of business acumen; strong communication skills, negotiation, team building and a willingness to foster regional and national relationships. The department sponsors predoctoral, active residency, and post-graduate training programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The Department Head is expected to be actively involved in the educational programs, development, and research efforts to support the department. 

Texas A&M University College of Dentistry is a component of the Texas A&M Health Science Center, within Texas A&M University.  It is located in Dallas Texas within a new College of Dentistry Clinical Building, and the Baylor University Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center which is part of Baylor Scott & White Health, comprising a not-for-profit hospital with 1,025 licensed beds. Texas A&M University College of Dentistry is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.



The position requires a D.D.S/D.M.D. degree, an associated M.D. is preferred and be a graduate of a CODA accredited training program in oral and maxillofacial surgery, with board certification and eligibility for licensure in Texas.  Successful candidates will have a track record of national and/or international leadership, clinical practice and related scholarly achievement. 


Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a current CV, a letter of intent which includes a vision statement for the department, and letters of recommendation from three references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses), by applying for this specific position to: http://apply.interfolio.com/72611. 

Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio. You will need to create an Interfolio account when applying to this position.  Please be sure all information is entered completely and accurately (especially names and addresses). All files must be in Adobe PDF format.  Files in another electronic format (e.g. MS word) should be saved or printed to PDF format before uploading.

Initial review deadline for receipt of complete applications is March 1, 2020.

Please contact Alton G. McWhorter, DDS at amcwhorter@tamu.edu if you have questions specific to the position.

All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.


Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.