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Loyola University Chicago (Loyola) seeks a Dean of the School of Education with energy, ambition, thoughtfulness, and the ability to lead the School of Education to greater distinction. The Dean will join Loyola at an exciting time under the leadership of recently inaugurated president Mark C. Reed, EdD, MBA, who is working across the university to actualize a strategic plan based around the alignment of research, scholarship and mission, the promotion of racial justice, and the institution’s ability to address complex societal challenges. Building upon the school’s strengths and potential, the incoming Dean will have a profound influence on the future of a school where faculty, staff, and students are mutually and deeply committed to creating an impact on Chicago, the educational community, and the world.

Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of 27 Jesuit universities and one of the largest Catholic universities in the United States. The School of Education has been educating aspiring teachers and educational leaders for more than 50 years. With an emphasis on equity and social justice, the School of Education boasts a distinctly immersive curriculum, serving over 800 students who are graduating with the tools and experience to profoundly impact the communities they serve. With a variety of different degree and programmatic offerings, including undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, certificate, and endorsement programs, the School of Education is a place for all students to learn together in the pursuit of a more inclusive and just world.

Inspired by the Jesuit traditions of academic excellence, intellectual openness, social justice, and service to others, the Dean will work collaboratively with program and center leaders to develop a vision for the School that builds upon and elevates the work of its exceptional faculty, staff, and students. Through careful listening to gain a deep appreciation for the school, the Dean will become an advocate for the School of Education, working to build relationships and garner resources that further enable high-quality and accessible programs, research, and community initiatives. The Dean will help uplift and define the next era of the School of Education and will address a number of key strategic and operational priorities. To be successful in this role, the Dean will:

• Lead the creation of an innovative and strategic vision for the School of Education;
• Grow enrollment and ensure the success of undergraduate and graduate students;
• Develop, recruit, and retain excellent faculty and staff committed to academic excellence;
• Reimagine the structure of the School in order to both build on the strengths of individual programs and simultaneously generate collaborative efforts between them;
• Raise funds and expand resources to ensure the School is able to reach its full potential; and
• Advocate for the School of Education and lead efforts to collaborate with partners both within the University and throughout the wider Chicago area.
• Promote diversity, equity and inclusion including but not limited to race, social class, gender, language, and sexuality.
• Serve as a flexible, situational, and visionary leader who effectively leads and collaborates with others.
• Promote Loyola’s Catholic, Jesuit heritage and mission.

Loyola University Chicago School of Education has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process/until the position is filled. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: https://apptrkr.com/4550112. Electronic submission of materials is required. For full consideration, candidate materials should be submitted by October 13, 2023.

Julie Filizetti, Kathy Martinez, and Katie Pusecker Kilcawley
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