Loyola University New Orleans - Director of the School of Communication and Design

LA, New Orleans

Loyola University New Orleans seeks an innovative and visionary individual committed to promoting and fostering excellence in teaching, research, professional practice and service as its next Director of the School of Communication and Design.

Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit, Catholic University that educates diverse leaders dedicated to academic excellence, social justice, compassion and service. Consistent with the University’s mission, Loyola welcomes candidates who demonstrate strong commitments to fostering inclusion and equity in a culturally diverse environment. Under the transformational leadership of President Tania Tetlow, Loyola New Orleans is enjoying a revitalized sense of forward momentum through academic partnerships and community impact.

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Music and Media, Kern Maass, the Director of the School of Communication and Design will inspire a sense of optimism and opportunity in expanding the positive reputation and size of the School. Further, the Director will cultivate a strong sense of community that is closely tied to and extends the commitment to Ignatian values and inclusive excellence. At its core, the School encourages strong relationships between faculty and students that provide students with the resources and mentorship necessary to be leaders in their fields.

The Director will be charged with working closely with the faculty to develop a compelling and innovative vision for the future of the School of Communication and Design to assure it continues to serve its students with academic programs of the highest quality and effectiveness. The Director provides strategic vision and operational leadership for the academic and co-curricular programs that creates an environment that supports the School’s faculty, students, staff and community partners while promoting excellence in teaching and learning. The Director will have the credentials and experience to teach in the program, although the exact teaching load is negotiated with the Dean depending on the needs of the program and the School. The Director has responsibility for the fiscal integrity of the School, overseeing budgets and setting an ambitious agenda for fundraising.

This is an exciting opportunity to grow entrepreneurial networks, enhance interactions across programs and departments, and take calculated risks that enhance the already strong national reputation of the School of Communication and Design. The School offers exceptional programs in: Design, Digital Filmmaking, Mass Communication–Journalism, and Mass Communication–Strategic Communication.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile.

WittKieffer is assisting Loyola University New Orleans in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by April 23, 2021.

Application materials should be submitted using the buttons below.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Sheila Murphy and Lisa Meyer

Loyola University New Orleans does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran’s status or national origin in its educational programs or activities, including employment and admissions. At the same time, Loyola cherishes its right to seek and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to its religious character, goals, and mission in order to enhance the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.