Medical Head of Department – Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department


Patient care, training and research are UZ Leuven's three core tasks. We want to retain and develop the leading role we play in Belgium and Europe. To this end, more than 10 000 motivated employees pool their expertise every day. UZ Leuven was the first Belgian hospital to be awarded the international JCI-label for safe and quality care.

The Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department at UZ Leuven is an important link in the academic training pathway of oral and maxillofacial surgeons. The department wishes to be innovative, progressive and to set standards within its field as well as play a leading role in the field of clinical care, education and research.

We currently have an interesting opportunity within the Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department for a Medical Head of Department.

What your position involves

  • In joint consultation with the board, you determine the strategic policy of your department and translate this policy into specific goals. In addition to a clinical task within a university mission there is also a major focus on training and scientific research. The 3D-lab and the related orofacial imaging department are a spearhead of the department.
  • You propagate the vision and values of UZ Leuven as an international medical centre of expertise.
  • The medical head of department guarantees continuous optimisation and innovation within his/her field of expertise. You manage to inspire and constructively steer your employees to work in a quality-oriented and innovative way. You pay attention to optimal networking, locally, supraregionally and internationally.

What we ask

  • You obtained a diploma as a doctor – medical specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery recognised in Belgium/the European Union and you have extensive clinical and scientific experience in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery.
  • Experience in management is a bonus for the position of medical head of department.

What we offer

  • An interesting, complex high-tech hospital organisation with continuous challenges in terms of content.
  • A good personnel status with numerous fringe benefits.


Send your application letter with curriculum vitae before 31 December 2021 to UZ Leuven – Herestraat 49 – 3000 Leuven, to the Directorate-general, attn. the Chief Medical Officer Prof. Dr. Gert Van Assche or by e-mail to

Laatste aanpassing: 4 november 2021