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Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Full-Time, Exempt
Posted Date
Sep 28, 2023

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Loyola University Chicago seeks an accomplished, innovative, and equity-minded leader to serve as Provost and Chief Academic Officer (Provost). Motivated by its Jesuit, Catholic commitment to academic excellence, the liberal arts, social justice, and transformative education, Loyola has earned recognition on the national higher education landscape for its robust mission-centered undergraduate experience and an array of quality graduate and professional programs. The University pursues research initiatives and engagement with the Chicago community and excellent health sciences programs that, in partnership with the Loyola University Health System and Trinity Health, are working to transform the expanding healthcare environment.

Reporting to President Mark C. Reed, the Provost is the University’s chief academic officer responsible for setting priorities and driving excellence across Loyola’s educational and research programs. The Provost oversees all of Loyola’s academic, academic support, and student development units, including Loyola’s 13 Colleges and Schools, several Institutes and Centers of Excellence, University Libraries, Global Initiatives, Enrollment Management, Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Student Academic Services, and University Core Curriculum, Honors, Engineering Science, and Research programs. This includes managing enrollment and student success for the more than 16,500 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, overseeing a $350 million operating budget, and leading more than 1,150 full-time and 540 part-time faculty and 960 staff.

With Loyola’s president and the senior administrative and academic leadership team, the Provost will play an essential role in Loyola’s ability to drive research, teaching, and successful student outcomes and elevate its prominence in higher education. This is an exceptional moment to join the University and capitalize on the tremendous opportunities that will shape its trajectory. The Provost will steward an academic enterprise committed to elevating Loyola’s research profile and cross-disciplinary collaborations, while furthering its distinctive student experience focused on leadership cultivation and engagement with global issues. The Provost will play a critical role in developing a new academic plan to shape the future trajectory of this highly successful, mission-driven institution, renowned for its academic quality, social justice mission, and community engagement.

Loyola is being assisted in this process by Spencer Stuart and welcomes nominations or expressions of interest. If you wish to submit your application materials or nominate someone to serve as the next Provost, please send an email message with supporting materials to:

Loyola University Chicago, as an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, attempts to abide by all applicable provisions of Federal, State, and Local Law. Loyola does not discriminate in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion (except where religion is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification for the job), national origin or ancestry, sex, age, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental handicap/ disability, or any other classification protected by applicable law.


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