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Dean, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Loyola University Chicago

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Loyola University Chicago, School of Continuing & Professional Studies
Chicago, Illinois

Loyola University Chicago (Loyola Chicago) seeks a strategic, dynamic, and forward-thinking leader to serve as its next Dean of the School of Continuing & Professional Studies (SCPS).

The Dean will join a collaborative and committed team dedicated to serving adult students and fulfilling the Jesuit value of Cura Personalis—care for the whole person. For more than a century, SCPS has been educating adult learners and working professionals, empowering them to seize new professional opportunities and capture energizing new realities. Ranked in the Top 25 Online Bachelor's Degree Programs by U.S. News, SCPS provides a flexible and online curriculum, serving over 300 students who gain knowledge and skills to immediately apply to their lives. The next Dean will seize on this legacy to set a vision that inspires faculty, staff, and students in support of the School's goals. The Dean will collaborate with fellow deans, department heads and chairs, and university, industry, and community leaders to identify and develop academic offerings that enrich the School's ability to meet the needs of an evolving labor market. This is a transformative and opportune time for strategic growth as SCPS looks to increase its visibility and impact locally, regionally, and beyond.

To help lead SCPS into an era of growth and impact, the next Dean will address the following opportunities and challenges:

  • Develop a long-term vision and implement a strategy that meets the needs of an evolving and competitive market;
  • Promote and maintain an inclusive environment that supports the needs of a diverse adult student population;
  • Support the development of staff and faculty and ensure strong internal systems;
  • Champion and advocate for SCPS across Loyola Chicago;
  • Cultivate and expand partnerships to increase visibility, prominence, and impact.

    Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of 27 Jesuit universities and one of the largest Catholic universities in the United States; it is Chicago's only Jesuit university. Loyola enrolls approximately 17,500 students, including over 11,000 undergraduates, and offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and 80 undergraduate minors, as well as more than 225 graduate and professional degree programs and certificates across its three campuses in the Chicago area (Lake Shore, Water Tower, and the Health Sciences Campus).

    Loyola University Chicago 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. 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: Electronic submission of materials is required.

    Carley Davenport, Belén Gutiérrez, Katie Pusecker Kilcawley, and Salem Adisu
    Isaacson, Miller
    1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
    San Francisco, CA 94111

    Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

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    Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University and the only one located in Chicago. Shaped by our city and our Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an educational environment unmatched for its diversity of thought and experience.

    Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to eleven schools and colleges: Arrupe College, Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

    With three campuses spread throughout the greater Chicago area, students have access to hundreds of cultural institutions as well as thousands of internships and networking opportunities with the city's Fortune 500 companies. Study-abroad programs at our Rome and Beijing Centers provide engagement with the global community and economy.

    While rigorous programs of research and study are one hallmark of a Jesuit education, we're not just preparing students for a career, we're preparing them for life. We challenge our students to learn broadly, to think critically, to serve generously, to lead with integrity, to respect diversity. We come from all faiths and ethnic and economic backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.

    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, and named the University a "best value" in its 2008 rankings.

    Our faculty take a person-centered approach to education. They’re not just here to teach students what they know, they’re here to teach them to think critically and creatively and to reach for their own discoveries.

    More facts about Loyola University Chicago:

    • Total enrollment: 15,902
    • 80+ undergraduate majors and 80+ minors
    • 140+ graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs
    • More than 4,000 faculty and staff members 
    • 14:1 Undergraduate student/faculty ratio 
    • 150,000 alumni; 85,000 in Chicago 
    • One of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter

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