Loyola University Maryland has launched a search for the next dean of its school of arts and sciences, Loyola College.
Loyola College comprises all of the University's graduate and undergraduate programs in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences with the exception of education. In addition to more than 30 undergraduate majors, these encompass graduate programs in seven disciplines, including doctoral programs in psychology and pastoral counseling. The dean will succeed James Buckley, Ph.D., who has held the position with distinction for the past 10 years. The next dean will play a critical role in advancing the University's current strategic plan, which focuses on the central goal of Loyola becoming the nation's leading Catholic, comprehensive university. A number of the plan's supporting initiatives call upon the leadership of the dean: serving undergraduates by establishing living-learning communities for all first-year students; enhancing the natural sciences; supporting graduate students by augmenting graduate-level services and programs; strengthening, in partnership with the University's other schools, Loyola's Clinical Centers; the addition of tenure-track faculty positions and support for faculty development; and the enhancement of the University's global studies program.
Successful candidates will demonstrate enthusiasm for the University's mission; breadth of experience and interests; commitment to diversity; commitment to social justice and community involvement; dynamic leadership; academic accomplishments as a foundation for leadership; commitment to students; administrative experience; and a passion for fundraising and other external relationships. A comprehensive position description is available at https://careers.loyola.edu.
The University is working with the search firm Witt/Kieffer to fill this position. Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Those interested are encouraged to provide a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, a résumé, and the names and contact information for five references. They should also read the leadership statement available at www.wittkieffer.com before preparing their materials. This packet should be sent by e-mail to Loyola's consultants, Jean Dowdall, Ph.D., and Jane Courson at LoyolaDean@wittkieffer.com. Documents that must be mailed may be sent to Witt/Kieffer at 2015 Spring Road, Suite 510, Oak Brook, IL 60523. This search will be conducted with respect for the confidentiality of candidates. References will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of the candidate. For full consideration, candidate materials should be received by Oct. 30. The new dean is expected to be appointed by March 2010 and to begin to serve in summer 2010.
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