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Dean, School of Social Work

Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Date posted
Oct 1, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Type
Full Time

Loyola University Chicago invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Social Work. 

Loyola University Chicago is one of the largest Jesuit universities in the country, with a vibrant urban campus located in a world-class city. The University boasts a 151-year history as a leader in Jesuit, Catholic education. With primary campus locations on the northeast side of Chicago, in the heart of downtown, and in the western suburbs, Loyola reaches into the life of the city. Loyola seeks an accomplished, passionate, innovative, strategic, and values-driven leader to serve as the next Dean of the School of Social Work. The School takes pride in the professionalism and service of its faculty, staff, and students, who are improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities through Cura Personalis, micro, mezzo, and macro practice. Community engagement, DEI, and social justice are integral values of the University and the School. Together with the faculty, the Dean will strive to ensure that the School of Social Work fulfills its mission of educating students for a lifetime of service and strong leadership characterized by the values of a Jesuit education.

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean will enhance the infrastructure and resources needed to support the development of practitioners, leaders, and scholars; advance the well-being of populations and communities; promote social justice; foster a culture committed to diversity and inclusion; and support the creation and use of knowledge for education, service innovation, and policy development. The Dean will manage a budget of approximately $19 million. The Dean is charged with fostering and building relationships with the community, local and state government, and nonprofits, and developing partnerships that will assist the School with expanding its commitment to local, national and international service.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Jim Sirianni, Managing Director
Mark Halligan, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search

For more information, please visit Loyola University’s home page at

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for mission and diversifying the 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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