Loyola University Chicago — Founding Director of the Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health seeks a visionary, energetic, and accomplished leader to serve as the Founding Director of the Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CHIE). The director will enhance and facilitate interdisciplinary entrepreneurial collaboration, education, scholarship, and practice across Loyola University and with external partners to catalyze innovation aimed at improving societal health and reducing health inequities. 

A dedicated, creative space for collaborative education, CHIE was conceived as a hub for health sciences innovation at the intersection of healthcare, social justice, and industry among entrepreneurs, faculty, students, and community and business leaders.

The newly established center is both a physical and virtual place at Loyola University Chicago where scholars, students, entrepreneurs, and community partners will come together from across disciplines and sectors to bring diverse perspectives to bear on a unifying mission — reducing health inequities and improving population health for all.

By cultivating a community of health entrepreneurship, CHIE will inspire and facilitate strategic partnerships and interdisciplinary collaboration, ultimately making a transformational impact on public health and healthcare delivery. To learn more, download the leadership profile. See additional Parkinson School leadership opportunities at www.luc.edu/parkinson/joinus.

The Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health emphasizes interdisciplinary learning, collaboration, and care for communities with a focus on understanding all social determinants of health. Research, scholarship, and curricula incorporate systems and design thinking, which translate to scalable, sustainable solutions. With an entrepreneurial approach and a commitment to its Jesuit Catholic mission, the Parkinson School expands knowledge and drives change in service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith.

Loyola University Chicago offers more than 140 graduate and professional degrees and certificates and more than 160 undergraduate majors and minors. A holistic approach to student success and well-being ensures that Loyola’s nearly 17,000 students develop intellectually, physically, and spiritually.

The Parkinson School seeks a director with an expansive understanding of health innovation problem solving, scaling, and sustainability, and the importance of creative thinking across disciplines. An advanced degree in a scientific, business, or related discipline is required, combined with demonstrable experience building new units, programs, and/or cross‐sector partnerships in health and effective collaborations among business and academic stakeholders.

WittKieffer is assisting Loyola with this search. Applicants should provide a CV and a letter of interest stating how their experiences and qualifications align with the opportunity. Candidates will be considered until an appointment is made. Nominations and inquiries can be addressed to Philip Tang and Sandra Chu at ParkinsonCHIE@wittkieffer.com.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for its mission and diversifying its faculty and staff. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, Loyola seeks candidates who will contribute to its strategic plan. Underrepresented minorities and women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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