Loyola University New Orleans invites nominations and applications in its search for a visionary, creative and entrepreneurial leader to serve as the dean of The Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business.
Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit Catholic University that educates diverse leaders dedicated to justice, compassion, service, and academic excellence. Consistent with our mission, we welcome candidates who demonstrate strong commitments to fostering inclusion and equity in a culturally diverse environment.
The dean will be a forward-thinking leader, attentive to the need to balance teaching and scholarship and ready to engage in an ambitious agenda of program growth and development, in keeping with the overall University-wide plan for strategic growth. In the Ignatian tradition, the mission of the College of Business is to provide a superior values-laden education that motivates and enables students to become effective and socially responsible business leaders. The College strives to awaken, enlighten, and transform students into business leaders with disciplinary expertise, insightful critical thinking and decision-making abilities, strong communication skills, and robust ethical values.
The College of Business offers undergraduate majors in accounting, business analytics, economics, finance, international business, management, and marketing to approximately four hundred on-ground and online undergraduate students and one hundred MBA students. Loyola’s undergraduate population is comprised of 38% male and 62% female students. Ethnic minorities represent 38% of all freshmen and women of color, including those who identify as multiracial, are 30.5% of Loyola’s undergraduate population. For additional information on specific demographics and other statistics, visit website here.
Reporting directly to the University’s provost and vice president for academic affairs, the dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the College responsible and accountable for the strategic and academic direction of its operations. The dean has primary responsibility for the leadership of the College, the well-being and development of the College, its faculty and staff, its students, its courses of study and other activities. The dean will be an experienced leader, knowledgeable about every aspect of the College’s operations, and committed to transparency, shared governance and collaborative leadership.
The dean will work closely with key stakeholders to develop and implement a compelling and ambitious vision for the future of the College. The dean must be capable of strategically enhancing current programs, developing new academic initiatives and growing the College. The dean will be a collaborative and communicative colleague to a talented faculty and staff, and an experienced and enthusiastic fundraiser with the ability to engage with potential supporters and partners in New Orleans and beyond. The city is enjoying a period of economic expansion and entrepreneurial and creative growth and the dean must position the College of Business to maximize the opportunities available for the College to play a leadership role in the emerging identity of New Orleans as a center for entrepreneurial and creative life. The dean must have experience with program development for enrollment growth and familiarity with AACSB standards and regional accreditation.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Interested candidates should submit via email a curriculum vitae or resume and a letter of interest to: LoyNODeanCOB@wittkieffer.com. The Loyola New Orleans consultants, Ann Yates, Sheila Murphy and Kim Brettschneider may be reached through the desk of Shalonda Alleyne at 630-575-6157. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please send materials by October 24, 2018. Loyola offers a competitive salary and benefits with start date negotiable, but not later than Summer, 2019.