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How to Apply

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, statement of interests and goals, and names of three references via our secure website:

Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Sharon (Ron) Aronovich, DMD, FRCD(C), Clinical Assistant Professor, (734) 763-5963,, or to Katrice Yarrington, Search Committee Coordinator, 

Applications will be accepted and evaluated on an on-going basis until the position is filled. 

Job Summary

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is seeking applications and nominations for the Director of Predoctoral Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. This is a full-time open-rank faculty position in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Hospital Dentistry. Academic rank, tenure status, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, established in 1917, was one of the first training programs in the country and remains internationally renowned for excellence in the specialty. 

The ideal candidate should have a keen interest in teaching students and residents with a strong emphasis on dentoalveolar procedures, implantology, and outpatient anesthesia. Responsibilities will include didactic and clinical teaching at the predoctoral and graduate levels, as well as direct patient care in a faculty practice. The ideal candidate should bring leadership skills to optimize the clinical experience of trainees and foster a collaborative relationship with other clinical departments. Significant research opportunities exist and are encouraged.

 Candidates must possess a DDS/DMD or equivalent degree and must have completed a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Candidates should be eligible to acquire a license to practice dentistry in the state of Michigan, or be eligible to acquire a Clinical Academic Limited license in the state of Michigan.

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry and the University of Michigan recognize and value contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion ( We encourage applicants to comment in their cover letter and their statements on how their experience and leadership have contributed to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusiveness or their potential to make contributions in this area.

Mission Statement

MDentistry: advancing health through education, service, research and discovery. 

MDentistry Core Values: Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Responsibility, Trust, Creativity, and Inclusion.

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Underfill Statement

 The rank and salary of the selected candidate will depend upon the qualifications and credentials.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.