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 Professor of Philanthropic Studies
Institution/Organization: Indiana University
Job Location: Indiana, U.S.A.
Job Type: Tenure-Track
Contact Person: Sara Konrath
Date Posted: October 18th, 2016
Closing Date: November 30th, 2016
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This job would be a perfect fit for a psychology researcher who studies prosocial behavior. Please consider applying and post widely. Thanks, Sara Konrath

Title: Professor of Philanthropic Studies

Appointment Status: Tenure Track

Department: IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Position Summary

Search Begins: Fall 2016; Search ends when filled.
Position starts: August 1, 2017

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy seeks an exceptional colleague to join the faculty of the first school of its kind. The School is particularly interested in research on philanthropic fundraising, but there is also a broader interest in excellent research and teaching that will advance the field. The incumbent will conduct research and facilitate the translation of new knowledge into improved practice; create a thriving intellectual community to attract outstanding students to research and research-informed practice; expedite the assimilation of new findings to provide direct instruction to practitioners; and share emerging knowledge with practitioners worldwide through conferences, specialized training and publications.

This position is a 10-month open rank tenured or tenure-track faculty position. Candidates should have a significant record in the area of philanthropy research, preferably fundraising, though any relevant research with broad impact is highly valued.

The duties of the Professor of Philanthropic Studies will include teaching and mentoring students as well as conducting research, publishing, and providing service to the School, campus, and the field of Philanthropic Studies. The school has a preference for teaching required fundraising courses and expanding the fundraising research agenda.

Located on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy builds on the strength of thirty years of research, training and outreach activity. Collaborating closely with the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the IU School of Liberal Arts, among others, the Lilly Family School’s twenty core and over thirty affiliate faculty members draw on an expansive and collegial community of scholars and practitioners from a multiplicity of disciplines devoted to the serious study of philanthropy. Degree programs include the PhD, MA, and BA degrees in Philanthropic Studies. The School hosts eight chairs in various areas of philanthropy, a robust executive education arm through The Fund Raising School, the Women’s Philanthropy Institute and the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving. The School’s Research Department is known for researching Giving USA and The Philanthropy Panel Study among many other projects.

IUPUI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution M/F/D. With over 30,000 students, IUPUI is the third-largest campus in the State and confers more professional degrees than any other campus in Indiana. The IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy has endorsed efforts to increase the diversity of its ranks, and accordingly, candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Philanthropic Studies is particularly interested in and values candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and a demonstrated commitment to improving access and the conditions in higher education for under-represented students as well as a commitment to International Programs.

The review of applications will begin during the fall semester of 2016 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Basic Qualifications

A Ph.D. is required but the disciplinary field is open and may be in anthropology, economics, history, nonprofit management, political science, public policy, sociology, psychology or other related fields. Teaching and research experience in philanthropic studies and philanthropic fundraising or related area of interest is strongly desired.

Department Contact for Questions

Rebecca Pope, HR Manager
Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
University Hall, Suite 3000
301 University Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 278-8995

Additional Qualifications
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Special Instructions
For Best Consideration Date 10/15/2016
Expected Start Date 08/01/2017

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