Dean of the Graduate School

Position Overview

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Loyola University Chicago invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Graduate School. The new Dean will lead the University’s commitment to strengthen and expand the broad array of high quality programs offered by the Graduate School.

The Dean is the Administrative Officer of the Graduate School, reports to the Provost and serves on the Council of Deans, and will serve as the chief planning officer, administrator, and advocate for the Graduate School. The Dean will also provide leadership and support in the areas of student recruitment, the Graduate Student Advisory Council, student advising and the adjudication of academic matters concerning students.

Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is a private university and one of the largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities in the nation with current total enrollment of approximately 17,000 students. The Loyola Graduate School enrolls approximately 1,270 graduate students in 25 PhD programs, a professional doctorate program, 35 master's programs, 22 dual degree programs, and 16 advanced bachelor’s/master’s programs.  These students work with more than 600 graduate faculty members on three campuses.  Situated in the heart of Chicago, students apply their knowledge through outstanding internship and field study opportunities at leading institutions and research settings throughout the metropolitan area.

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Nominations and Applications

The Search Committee will begin a review of applications immediately and continue work until an appointment is made. For best consideration, application materials should be received by June 10, 2019 and must include:

1) a letter of interest stating how the candidate’s experience is applicable to the position, opportunities and challenges, qualifications, and personal attributes expressed in the leadership profile;

2) a statement articulating the candidate’s personal philosophy and how it fits with Loyola’s Jesuit mission;

3) a curriculum vitae or résumé; and

4) names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of five professional references, including the candidate’s professional relationship with each individual.

References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior consent.

Application materials should be sent electronically (Microsoft Word or PDF format) to

Please direct nominations and inquiries to:

Joy Yablonsky, Executive Search Consultant,, (215) 934-1386

Loren J. Anderson, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant,, (215) 934-1386

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.