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Department Chair Healthcare Administration; Tenured/Tenure-Track, Associate/Full Professor Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

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Associate/Full Professor and Department Chair
Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health
Healthcare Administration Department at Loyola University Chicago

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Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ), Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health invites applicants for a full-time, tenured/tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to assume the role of Department Chair in the Department of Healthcare Administration.

Department of Healthcare Administration
The Department of Healthcare Administration ( HCA ), with a strong core of full-time and part-time faculty, is growing a long-standing undergraduate program, launching two new Master degrees, and preparing for future program growth.

The HCA Department is physically located on the university's Lake Shore Campus. The Lake Shore Campus is set along the shore of Lake Michigan on Chicago's north side and houses the bulk of undergraduate student life, including classes, activities and residences. HCA faculty and staff offices are located on the Lake Shore Campus.

HCA faculty engage and collaborate with interdisciplinary colleagues and leverage state-of-the-art facilities and programs on the University's Health Sciences Campus located in Chicago's western suburbs. Facilities and resources include the Center for Translational Research and Education, the Stritch School of Medicine, Marcella Neihoff School of Nursing, and the Loyola University Health System. HCA graduate degree programs use online distance learning plus immersion weekend formats. Immersions are hosted at the Health Sciences Campus.

B.S. in Healthcare Administration: Established in 2006, the undergraduate program is home to nearly 200 majors and minors, and comprised of the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration plus three accelerated graduate degree options leading to the MBA , MPH or MHA . The program prepares students for careers in the administration and organization of health care delivery systems and health services. Our B.S. degree is certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration ( AUPHA ), enjoys positive employment and graduate education outcomes, and boasts an established track record of winning case competition teams. The HCA program engages with over 60 different healthcare organizations in the greater Chicago landscape through internships, service-learning experiences and a vibrant industry advisory board. The program has strong interconnections throughout the university, contributing coursework to the B.S. in Public Health, the pre-health studies program, the Bioethics minor, and the undergraduate population as a whole.

Loyola University Chicago Highlights
Loyola University Chicago is best known as Chicago's Jesuit Catholic University. Recognizing Loyola's excellence, U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks it among the top national universities and #8 in the nation in online Bachelor's programs (2020). Loyola is also 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. Further, Loyola is one of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter.

At Loyola University Chicago, we are driven by our Jesuit tradition of social justice, our service to humanity, and our role as an institution of higher education to create a more equitable and sustainable future for our local and global communities. Two of the University's most recent advances illustrate this overarching commitment and represent areas of productive collaboration for faculty of the Parkinson School. Loyola's newest School, the School of Environmental Sustainability, is the first-ever school dedicated to environmental sustainability across Jesuit institutions worldwide. Another first of its kind at a Jesuit University, the Institute for Racial Justice is a mission priority and aspires to examine racism in all its forms. Through interdisciplinary research and collaboration, the Institute will seek new ways of connection and action to facilitate greater equity and justice.

Role of the Chairperson of Department of Healthcare Administration ( HCA )

Departmental Chairpersons are the academic leaders and administrative heads of their departments and report to the Dean of the Parkinson School. The Chair position is a combined administrative and research/teaching position with a twelve (12) month faculty contract.

The Chair leads HCA in its academic, intellectual, and administrative activities to promote excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, and service. The Chair ensures HCA alignment with the mission and strategy of the Parkinson School and Loyola University Chicago, works with other leaders and colleagues across the University to pursue common goals, builds collaborations and interdisciplinary teams, and effectively communicates the vision and goals of HCA to constituencies within Parkinson and the University, as well as outside the University.

The Chair is expected to lead HCA efforts to achieve the Department's vision, goals and objectives, bringing together the resources and processes necessary to promote and maintain: 1) ongoing coordination of curricula development consistent with University-wide and healthcare administration certification and accreditation standards, course offerings and academic advising; 2) faculty and staff professional development, mentorship, faculty research development, professional practice contribution to the field, as well as promotion and tenure support; and 3) development of internal and external partnerships. The Chair is expected to create synergies between undergraduate and graduate healthcare administration programs, between academic departments, and with Parkinson entities such as the Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship ( CHIE ).

The Chair will maintain an active teaching role, an active program of funded research, and engage in Department, School, and University service. The Chair's leadership role includes oversight of a growing team of HCA faculty members and stewardship of an environment of research and scholarship. The candidate is expected to mentor faculty members, in addition to undergraduate and graduate students in research and scholarly endeavors, and facilitate new grants, contracts, and partnerships.

As an academic leader, the Chair is responsible for establishing departmental goals, promoting excellence in teaching, research, professional practice and service, encouraging and stimulating faculty members in professional development, ensuring academic advising for students, obtaining appropriate resources, and establishing a climate of collegiality among faculty and staff. As an administrative leader, the Chair must promote professional excellence across roles, execute University, School, and Departmental policies and regulations within Department of HCA , and steward certification and accreditation for HCA programs.

The candidate must actively support Loyola's mission in general and the value and goals of a Jesuit Catholic education in particular. The candidate is expected to be highly collaborative, supporting development of programs and projects across campuses, departments and disciplines. Within the Parkinson School, Departmental Chairs serve on the School's administrative leadership team contributing to the establishment of school goals, priorities, policies and procedures; inter-disciplinary collaborations both across the School and within Loyola University; community engagement; and a climate of diversity, equity and inclusion.


Qualifications and Characteristics

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate must be an established educator, scholar and leader in the field of Healthcare Administration. The successful candidate must have a recognized program of research, a distinguishable publication and extramural funding record, and demonstrated potential for future extramural funding in the discipline of healthcare administration. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate and meet rank and tenure guidelines at the Associate Professor or Professor level.

Areas of specialization are open and may represent one or more fields within the broader discipline of healthcare administration, such as healthcare organizational management, healthcare finance, or health information systems. The candidate must demonstrate significant knowledge of applied principles in healthcare administration and possess teaching experience in a core domain of healthcare management. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels is requisite.

A demonstrated record of collaboration in research and academic programming is requisite as is a demonstrated record of service to School, University and Community. Candidates must demonstrate administrative experience, including professional mentorship and fiscal management.

The individual will have a record of commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic environments. The incumbent will not only bring practical expertise grounded in academic rigor, but also compassionate and holistic care of the person, as embodied in Jesuit principles and traditions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applied experience in the broader health and health care system
  • Experience in inter-professional, learning, teaching and practice
  • Experience in curricular development
  • Experience meeting AUPHA Certification and CAHME Accreditation standards

Desired Characteristics

  • Entrepreneurial, innovative, and creative spirit
  • Broad vision of the healthcare system and workforce needs
  • Successful interpersonal skills, including collegiality and effective communication

Physical Demands

Working Conditions

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Open Date 02/19/2020

Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should apply online. Questions of content and process can be directed to John Brady at (see application details)

Applicants should include electronic copies of:

  1. a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. a statement of research interests
  4. a statement of teaching and training interests, teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness
  5. a statement of leadership philosophy and evidence of administration and inter-disciplinary collaboration
  6. a list of references (contacted for finalists only)

Our review of applications will continue until we fill the position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received (and complete). Preference will be given to applications received before June 1, 2021, although applications will be considered until the position is filled. The anticipated start is Fall 2021 or until the position is filled.

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Job Number 8500834

Organizational Location HEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS

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We are Chicago’s Jesuit, Catholic University-a diverse community seeking God in all things and working to expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice and faith.VisionLoyola University Chicago is the school of choice for those who wish to seek new knowledge in the service of humanity in a world-renowned urban center as members of a diverse learning community that values freedom of inquiry, the pursuit of truth and care for others.