Founding Dean, Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health
Loyola University Chicago (Loyola) seeks an innovative and visionary leader to serve as the Founding Dean of the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health. Scheduled to formally open in the Fall of 2019, the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health will enact Loyola’s mission as one of the largest Jesuit universities in the country to continue going to the frontiers of education, research, and practice, particularly to assist the poor, the underserved, and the disenfranchised in the greater Chicago community and beyond. In the last decade, Loyola has experienced tremendous growth in virtually every dimension, including undergraduate enrollment, student success, healthcare innovation, research activity, physical footprint, and academic programs and has earned recognition on the national higher education landscape.
The Parkinson School is the newest expansion of the Loyola University Health Sciences, which is uniquely positioned, through its partnership with the Loyola University Health System and Trinity Health, to develop academic, research, and engagement programs that meet the needs of an expanding healthcare environment. The Parkinson School is an exciting new venture that will partner with the Stritch School of Medicine, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, and the Institute of Environmental Sustainability as well as with Loyola’s other schools and colleges, to address the evolving needs of health and healthcare. The Parkinson School brings together existing academic programs and departments that conduct teaching and research in applied health sciences, health informatics and data sciences, healthcare operations and administration, and public health. It is an expectation that the dean will also continue to develop new programs to meet the future needs of healthcare. Graduates of these programs will be well-positioned to tackle dynamic healthcare needs and public policy issues, particularly as they pertain to the underserved and those living on the margins. They will not only bring practical expertise grounded in academic rigor, but also compassionate and holistic care of the person, as embodied in Jesuit principles and traditions.
The Loyola Health Sciences campus in Maywood, Illinois (west of Chicago) includes the Loyola University Medical Center, owned and operated by Trinity Health. This provides exciting and distinct opportunities for collaboration across the University and with clinical partners to reimagine the possibilities for interdisciplinary and inter-professional teaching, research, and service and leverage the expansive clinical resources of the Trinity Health system.
The founding dean must be a visionary leader with a track record of building successful and innovative academic programs, and be committed to solving healthcare inequities with compassion consistent with Loyola’s Jesuit mission and ideals. Significant experience in academic leadership, education, and research or scholarship and/or commensurate professional achievement is expected.
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: www.imsearch.com/6898. Electronic submission of materials is required.