Dean of the School of Education

Loyola University Maryland
February 15, 2023
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Posting Details

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Position Title Dean of the School of Education

Job Category Administrator Office/Department School of Education Work Environment Onsite Location Evergreen Main Campus Staff Job Type Full-time If Temporary or Visiting, Estimated End Date: Position Summary and Duties

Loyola University Maryland (Loyola) seeks an experienced, innovative, and strategic leader to serve as Dean of the School of Education. This is an exceptional opportunity for a mission-driven, collaborative individual with enthusiasm for Loyola's mission and a strong vision for academic programs, innovation, and partnerships to lead the school to levels of greater regional and national prominence. Jesuit values are infused into the curriculum and the community, including that of c ura personalis , care for the entire person – mind, body, and spirit – with a deep respect for individual differences.

Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 27 Jesuit institutions of higher education in the United States. The community includes approximately 5,140 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 457 full- and part-time faculty, 682 staff members and administrators, and nearly 70,000 alumni. Attracting undergraduate students primarily from the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast and regional graduate students, Loyola's School of Education offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and programs for initial certification in elementary education, special education and secondary education, with advanced degrees and programs in curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, educational technology, school counseling, literacy education, Kodaly music education, Montessori education, teaching English language learners (TELL), and continuing education to over 700 graduate students and approximately 90 undergraduate students.

There is much strength upon which the new Dean can build. The School of Education has outstanding partnerships with the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the area K-12 public schools. The School of Education also includes the newly launched Center for Equity, Leadership and Social Justice in Education. The 29 full-time faculty and 31 part-time faculty are known for their dedication, exceptional classroom teaching, strong research portfolios, meaningful relationships with students, and commitment to innovation. Alumni boast excellent placement rates upon graduation. They contribute their excellent skills and commitment to student success in schools, school systems and organizations throughout the Baltimore community, the Mid-Atlantic, and beyond.

In the next Dean, the School of Education seeks a dynamic visionary and a strategist who will creatively enhance Loyola's reputation, visibility, and reach. The Dean must ensure the continued high quality of the curriculum and programs in a competitive market; continue the commitment to academic excellence in pedagogy; expand enrollment at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; deepen and expand our partnership with community members, school systems and organizations; promote outstanding faculty research; advocate for the school through donor engagement, Board development and fundraising opportunities; make data-driven, strategic decisions; and foster a welcoming and inclusive culture that supports and elevates all forms of diversity across all constituencies. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean must support a collaborative approach and a willingness to invite new and innovative ideas from the community. The next Dean needs to deeply support faculty and students and have the requisite humility to serve others. Demonstrated leadership experience in education and a complex educational organization is required. Loyola is a liberal arts, Catholic, Jesuit institution that delivers mission-driven pedagogy to individuals who will serve in a diverse and changing world. Our focus on social justice is a differentiator in the field. Thus, it is essential that the Dean be committed to the ideals that have guided Jesuit universities for nearly 500 years—academic excellence, cura personalis , service, justice, diversity, and integrity.

A doctoral degree from an accredited institution is required as well as a record of successful teaching and outstanding scholarship commensurate with tenure as a full professor. The successful candidate will receive expedited tenure review for faculty status.

Inquiries, nominations, and questions may be directed via the link below in confidence to:

Elaine Grillo, Search Committee Chair

Office of the Provost

( [email protected])

Applications must be submitted through the Loyola University website: Priority deadline to apply: February 15th, 2023

Materials to submit:

· Online Application

· Letter of Interest

· Curriculum Vitae

· List of at least three recent references with email and phone contact information

Required Qualifications

Enthusiasm for the University's mission and for the continued development of an innovative School of the highest quality. Enthusiasm for the distinctive Catholic and Jesuit mission of Loyola; openness to the full range of human experience and faith traditions, and commitment to excellence; eagerness to shape an innovative School in partnership with a faculty dedicated to the values of teaching, scholarship, and service. National leader in the field of Education; vision for the academic programs and dynamic leadership in striving for greater regional and national prominence; entrepreneurial spirit that seeks out creative new opportunities for programs and other activities in both disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas; an ability to think strategically about the goals and mission of the School of Education, with a particular focus on helping faculty define Loyola's approach to the concepts of urban education and social justice; an ability to articulate a compelling vision for the School.

A doctoral degree from an accredited institution is required as well as a record of successful teaching and outstanding scholarship commensurate with tenure as a full professor. The successful candidate will receive expedited tenure review for faculty status.

Preferred Qualifications Job Posting Date 01/09/2023 Priority Application Deadline Date 02/15/2023 Job Close Date Anticipated Start Date University Description

Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, Loyola inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. Loyola's beautiful, historic Evergreen campus is located in Baltimore, and its graduate centers are in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students across the Sellinger School of Business and Management, the School of Education, and Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the first to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.

Diversity Statement

Loyola University Maryland strongly values the benefits that diversity brings to the workplace. In accord with its Ignatian values, the University is committed to creating and promoting a community that recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person. Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification. The University recruits, hires, and promotes in accord with this policy and its Core Values.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Successful candidates for any staff, faculty, or administrative position at Loyola University Maryland will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

Loyola University Maryland requires that all faculty, staff, and administrators receive COVID-19 vaccination, including the booster, unless exempted for medical or religious reasons in accordance with University policy.

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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References
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