Dean, School of Education

Dean, School of Education

Loyola University Chicago seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader to serve as the next Dean of the School of Education. The School takes pride in the professionalism and service of its faculty and students, who are changing the world for the better. Community engagement and social justice are integral values of the School. They are visible each day in the School’s teaching, research, and community partnerships. These longstanding commitments are threaded by strands of innovation that highlight the School’s identity of transforming schools and society. Together with the faculty as a whole, the Dean will strive to ensure that the School of Education fulfills its mission of educating students for a lifetime of service and strong leadership characterized by the values of a Jesuit education.

The School of Education aims to help students evolve as educators, to attain new expertise, to gain greater professional satisfaction and opportunity, and to achieve deeper personal fulfillment. This is accomplished directly through coursework and training, including the nationally recognized field-based teacher education program: Teaching, Learning & Leading with Schools & Communities (TTLSC). Loyola has one of the few four-year, field-based teacher preparation programs in the United States. It is complemented by faculty research that yields new understanding of the human condition that positively shapes the allied education community.

Loyola prepares professionals to serve in the fields of teaching, counseling psychology, school psychology, research methodology, educational policy, and administration. Whether a student’s goal is to lead, teach, counsel, or conduct research at early childhood, elementary, secondary, or higher education levels, or to practice in Catholic, other private, public, Charter, or nonprofit professional settings, the School strives to help its students develop their abilities to the fullest by serving as responsive, effective professionals in the service of social justice.

Reporting to the Provost, the next Dean will oversee the School’s engaged faculty and oversee a budget of approximately $9 million. The Dean will develop a cohesive and compelling vision for the School, taking advantage of the School of Education’s strengths in teaching, research, and community partnerships. S/he will work to grow graduate education programs and work to recruit and develop talented faculty and staff. The next Dean also will nurture and enhance partnerships with schools, districts and key community partners in Chicago and the greater Chicagoland area.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and expressions of interest electronically and in confidence to:

Jim Sirianni, Partner

Mark Halligan, Associate

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.