Loyola University Chicago's Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health seeks an exceptional scholar and experienced administrator to serve as its inaugural Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship. As a champion and chief steward of the Parkinson School's research enterprise, the Associate Dean will inspire, promote, and support excellence in research and scholarship and build a robust portfolio of funded scholarly activities, thereby enhancing the Parkinson School and Loyola University Chicago's distinction and impact.
As the principal advocate for the needs of investigators across the school, the Associate Dean will be responsible for faculty and professional staff training and mentorship in research and scholarship development. The Associate Dean will strengthen and manage the school's research infrastructure and work closely with the University's Office of Research Services to employ best practices, enhance sponsored research administration, and ensure regulatory and institutional compliance.
Since its launch in 2019, the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health has distinguished itself as a boldly innovative and entrepreneurial school that emphasizes interdisciplinary learning, collaboration, and care for communities. With an ethos of design- and systems-thinking, the Parkinson School translates research, scholarship, and teaching to scalable, sustainable solutions. Faculty in Applied Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Health Informatics and Data Science, and Public Health Sciences prepare the next generation of scholars, educators, and health practitioners to expand knowledge and drive change in service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith.
The Parkinson School is the home for Loyola's participation in the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM), a Chicago-area Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) hub that also includes University of Chicago, Rush University, Advocate Health Care, Illinois Institute of Technology, and NorthShore University Health System. Fueled by nearly $35 million in NIH grants, ITM is part of a national network of more than 60 sites collaborating on translational research to expedite results from bench to bedside.
Loyola University Chicago is among the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic universities with nearly 16,500 students across 13 colleges and schools. The University actively fosters interdisciplinary collaboration through institution-wide initiatives such as the Center for Health Outcomes and Informatics Research, Institute for Racial Justice, and Loyola Business Leadership Hub. A top-100 national university, Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
The successful Associate Dean candidate will have a record of distinction in research, extramural funding, and graduate education, ideally in areas aligned with the Parkinson School's mission and strategic priorities. Prior experience in community-engaged research and scholarship and collaboration with CTSAs and analytical and bioinformatics teams are preferred.
WittKieffer is assisting Loyola with this search. To learn more and apply please visit the WittKieffer website.
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Recognizing Loyola's excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.