Director, Hank Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage

Apr 13, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Duties and Responsibilities: Loyola University Chicago (Loyola) seeks nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Hank Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage (CCIH). Loyola is a private university founded in 1870, and is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities. Located in Chicago, IL. Loyola is a not-for profit university consisting of eleven schools and colleges with five locations in Chicagoland and a campus in Rome, Italy providing educational services to approximately 16,000 students, primarily in undergraduate degree programs as well as graduate and professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola's excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. The Hank Center is one of five University Centers of Excellence and is a venue for faculty, students, and staff to learn about, and investigate, Roman Catholic thought and its links to all academic disciplines. With its strong emphasis on scholarly research and discussion, CCIH is a productive space where the fruits of that research can be engaged, debated, and shared. The Center was founded in 2006 to preserve and foster Catholic intellectual heritage not only at Loyola University Chicago, but also in the community. On April 24, 2007, Loyola University Chicago renamed this Center of Excellence in honor of two generous friends and benefactors?Joan Los (BS'54) and Bill Hank. The Director, reporting to the Vice Provost for Academic Centers, manages the Center's staff and budget and is responsible for planning and overseeing a vibrant set of activities, workshops and lectures that draw numerous student, faculty and community participants each semester. The Center also sponsors the Teilhard de Chardin Fellowship in Catholic Studies, annual faculty course development awards, and a variety of research projects. Finally, the Director leads an important initiative of Loyola's 2020 Strategic Plan: the faculty seminar entitled, "All Things Ignatian: Catholic Intellectual Life and the Common Good."

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should be eligible for a faculty appointment in a school or college at Loyola and have expertise in a research/teaching area relevant to the principle themes that animate the work of the Hank Center. Qualified Jesuits are most welcome to apply. Previous administrative experience is desirable but not required. However, candidates should have five years of experience in higher education and a demonstrated record of delivering public and educational programming.

Preferred Qualifications: