Beazley Chair in Health Law and Policy

Job Description & Qualification

Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Beazley Institute for Health Law & Policy is seeking candidates to fill its Beazley Chair in Health Law and Policy. The prestigious endowed chair was established to honor the late Bernard and Kathleen Beazley. A 1950 Loyola Law graduate, Mr. Beazley served as general counsel and senior vice president of Dentsply International, one of the largest professional dental products companies in the world. He also served on Loyola's President's Advisory Council and was a member of the Shield of Loyola University Chicago, the planned giving society.

We invite applications from full-time, tenured, lateral candidates specializing in health law and policy, with appointment to commence in Fall 2023. Candidates must be tenured and have significant law school teaching experience and academic reputation. We are especially interested in candidates focusing on public health law who can assist in fostering interdisciplinary connections with the recently established Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health, including the development of a joint JD/MPH program. Loyola University Chicago School of Law is dedicated as a faculty to contribute to a deeper understanding of law, legal institutions, and systems of oppression through a commitment to transformation, intersectionality, and anti-subordination in our teaching, research, scholarship, and public service. Both the University and the law school will prioritize candidates who demonstrate a commitment to this mission and to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The responsibilities of the Beazley Chair in Health Law & Policy will include:
1) Extensive scholarly research and publication;
2) Teaching one to two courses in health law and policy and related areas of individual expertise per semester, and willingness to teach in the 1L curriculum;
3) Service to the School of Law, University, and community;
4) Participation in School of Law faculty governance and committee work;
5) Active involvement in student mentoring and advising;
6) Engagement with Beazley Institute faculty on health law and policy matters both within the School of Law and throughout the University;
7) Significant engagement with academic institutions and professional organizations in health law and policy, including frequent participation in local, regional, and national meetings and symposia; and
8) Collaboration with the School of Public Health to create a joint JD/MPH program.

The qualifications required for the Beazley Chair in Health Law & Policy are:
1) Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from an accredited institution;
2) Broad recognition for scholarly distinction in a recognized area of health law and policy;
3) Established publication record in health law and policy;
4) Clearly developed long term research agenda;
5) Strong commitment to social justice issues as they relate to health law and policy; and
6) Significant record of teaching experience.

Additional valued qualifications include:
1) Significant practice experience in health law and policy or related area;
2) History of active engagement with legal practice groups in areas related to health law and policy; and
3) Established record of interdisciplinary research, publication, and teaching.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates must submit materials to Applicants should include:
1) A cover letter of interest highlighting relevant experiences and accomplishments;
2) A current Curriculum Vitae;
3) A current research agenda;
4) Names and contact information of three professional references; and
5) Three representative publications.

All applicants should also specifically address in their cover letter how they will contribute to the law school’s mission statement, available at

About the Organization

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is a student-focused law center inspired by the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, intellectual openness, and service to others. For more information on the law school and our mission, visit: and

Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy is a nationally recognized center dedicated to health and life science law. For more information on the Beazley Institute and our faculty, visit

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff and student populations because broad diversity contributes to a robust academic environment and is critical to meeting the University’s commitment to excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. Candidates should consult our website at to gain a clearer understanding of LUC’s mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, please consult our website at All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability status, or veteran status.

Additional Information

For further inquiries, please contact Jordan Paradise:

Jordan Paradise, J.D.
Georgia Reithal Professor of Law; Co-Director, Beazley Institute for Health Law & Policy
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
25 East Pearson, Suite 722
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 915-7372

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Job ID

ID: J11368