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Dean, Stritch School of Medicine Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago (Loyola) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM or Stritch). This position calls for an experienced, compassionate, innovative, and visionary leader to lead Stritch to achieve new heights in its academic, research, clinical, and community missions. The Dean will join a tight-knit community of students and professionals who are committed to SSOM’s mission to go beyond facts, experimentation, and treatment of disease to prepare people to lead extraordinary lives and treat the human spirit in an environment that encourages innovation, embraces diversity, respects life, and values human dignity. In partnership with academic and clinical leadership from both the university and the Loyola University Health System and Trinity Health, the Dean will continue to position Stritch as a national leader in developing exemplary, caring, and resilient physicians and biomedical professionals dedicated to health equality.

Loyola is one of the largest of the 27 Jesuit Catholic universities in the United States and its mission emphasizes the importance of knowledge, intellectual curiosity, global perspectives, and cura personalis, which translates to “care for the whole person.” The university currently enrolls over 17,000 students on its three campuses in the Chicago area: Lake Shore, Water Tower, and the Health Sciences Campus (HSC). In the last decade, Loyola has experienced tremendous growth in virtually every dimension, including undergraduate enrollment, student retention, healthcare innovation, physical footprint, and academic programs. Under the leadership of Dr. Jo Ann Rooney, who joined Loyola in 2016 as the university’s first non-ordained president, Loyola finds itself at an exciting inflection point as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2020.

SSOM is one of only four medical schools at Catholic universities and has over 10,000 alumni worldwide. The school’s adherence to its values, including a commitment to go 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 has created a distinctive ethical, scholarly, and professional atmosphere for faculty, students, and staff. As evidence of this commitment, Stritch is well-known for being the first medical school that changed their policy to ensure students with DACA status are eligible to apply. Stritch has been continuously accredited since the 1920’s and had its most recent LCME reaccreditation visit in 2016-2017.

Loyola seeks a Dean who is ambitious and visionary about the distinct role that Stritch can play in the current and future interprofessional health care landscape, both in the highly competitive Chicago market and nationally. The ideal candidate will build strong relationships across the Health Sciences Campus and the university as a whole; advocate for the valuable role Stritch plays in clinical environments with Trinity Health and Loyola Medicine; create innovative systems to provide strong, connected student support; recruit, mentor, and develop faculty and staff; employ creative methods to increase philanthropy; and advance the development of research along the bench to bedside continuum.

Correspondence and applications, which should include a CV and letter of interest, should be submitted electronically via this website. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process.

Julie Filizetti and Jamie Sands are leading this search with Caitlin Barrett.

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. 

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