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Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry

The Louisiana State University Health New Orleans (LSUHNO) School of Dentistry in New Orleans invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  This is a full-time tenure track position.  The Chair reports to the Dean of the School of Dentistry.  Major responsibilities include administrative duties related to the department and the academic, research, and clinical programs. The OMFS department is responsible for patient care and teaching of a 6-year OMFS-MD residency in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, as well as pre-doctoral courses and clinic coverage.  The chair is also responsible for the fiscal well-being of the department, alumni relations and fund raising.  Participation in research and scholarly activities is expected.

Applicants should have demonstrated knowledge and commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.  Highly desirable qualifications also include interdisciplinary and/or interdepartmental work and experience with a variety of teaching methods or curricular perspectives.


Candidates must have a DDS/DMD or equivalent degree, and OMS board certification.  Applicants must be experienced in hospital-based OMS with skills in administration of in- and outpatient clinical services.  Preference will be given to those with additional degrees (MD, PhD).  Candidates should have a proven record of administrative experience that includes academic leadership, education, research, clinical care and community service.


The Louisiana State University School of Dentistry was founded in 1968 and is the only dental school in the state.  It is located in the City Park area of New Orleans, Louisiana on a 23 acre campus.  The School of Dentistry is one of six schools comprising the University’s Health Sciences Center.  It is staffed by more than 130 full and part-time faculty and serves approximately 300 students in pre-doctoral and graduate training programs.


Applications will be accepted online on the LSUHSC Careers website, Job ID 1900.  Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a statement of teaching and research interests, and a curriculum vitae along with a list of potential references with online application materials.  Letters of nomination may be e-mailed to John R. Gallo, DDS, MS, Chair, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, at jgallo@lsuhsc.edu. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled.  Academic appointment and salary will be commensurate with training and experience.


LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans is among the nation’s most comprehensive academic health centers and Louisiana’s flagship health university.  Through its Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Allied Health Professions, Graduate Studies and Public Health, LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans educates the majority of Louisiana’s health professionals, as well as research scientists, faculty and health policy leaders.  A powerful economic engine, LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans generates thousands of jobs and has enormous economic impact. 

Comprehensive benefits are available to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays per year; wellness benefits including a complimentary fitness center and an employee health primary care clinic; tuition exemption; and employee discounts.

LSU Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Posted on ADEA DentEd Jobs on January 29, 2018.



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