Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, the University will inspire students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. – Mission Statement
Loyola University Maryland (Loyola/the University) seeks an experienced, innovative, and strategic leader to serve as dean of the Loyola College of Arts and Sciences (LCAS/the College). This is an exceptional opportunity for a mission-driven, collaborative individual to build upon a very strong platform and position LCAS as one of the most distinctive colleges of liberal arts in the region. The dean will harness the disciplinary diversity of the College to establish a vision for its future direction and will advocate for the vital role of liberal arts and sciences in modern higher education.
Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 27 Jesuit institutions of higher education in the United States and the first to bear the name of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Today, the Loyola community encompasses the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of approximately 5,100 undergraduate and graduate students, over 300 full-time and part-time faculty, 600 staff and administrators, and nearly 70,000 alumni. At Loyola, deep bonds and close, life-long connections are forged through the Jesuit charism and educational experience; intellectual interests and beliefs are explored freely; and community members are united in pursuit of a purpose-driven life as “men and women for and with others.”
This is an exciting opportunity for a strategic thinker who lives the values rooted in the mission of Loyola University Maryland. The dean will be visible and engaged in the university community and will possess a dynamic leadership style that inspires faculty, students, staff, and alumni/ae to collaborate in the development of a shared vision for the future. Loyola seeks an accomplished scholar and administrator with a track record of success in academic administration and an understanding of and a commitment to Jesuit higher education.
Loyola has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this recruitment. All applications, inquiries, and nominations, which will remain confidential, should be directed to the search firm. Applications, nominations, and inquiries may be submitted in confidence via the link
The acceptance and understanding of human differences are parts of the University’s heritage and are embodied in the Jesuit/Mercy ideals of personal concern for the humanity of others and service to those oppressed in any way by contemporary society. Loyola University Maryland welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. Loyola University Maryland is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups, regardless of religious affiliations.
Electronic submission is strongly encouraged.