Glenn Family Chair in Philanthropy and Professor of Philanthropic Studies
Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis (IUPUI)
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Internal Number: 14476
Department: IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, invites nominations and applications for a visionary scholar to serve as a faculty member in the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. This position is a ten-month open rank tenured or tenure-track faculty position. The holder of the chair will be a full-time faculty member in Philanthropic Studies at the School who generates new research, teaches required and elective Philanthropic Studies courses, and engages in service opportunities within the School. Applications submitted by November 30, 2022 will receive best consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled.
The chair holder is expected to provide national/international leadership in the study of philanthropy and voluntary action, broadly defined. Our faculty approach the study of philanthropy through multiple levels of analysis from individual behaviors and motivations to ethical, historical, organizational, societal, and cross-national analyses. The Glenn Family chair is open to all disciplinary backgrounds, but the school is particularly interested in those with research experience and expertise in the humanities. The school would also especially encourage candidates to apply who study philanthropy in diverse communities. Candidates' background may come from fields such as Philanthropic Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Women's and Gender Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies, Religious Studies, History, Ethics/Philosophy or other appropriate disciplinary areas.
Candidates should have a significant record in the area of philanthropic, nonprofit, and civil society research, though any relevant research with broad impact is highly valued. The incumbent can be a senior professor with an established record in philanthropy or an emerging scholar with a promising research agenda. A candidate who meets the requirements for an Indiana University titled professorship will have the title of Glenn Family Professor of Philanthropic Studies. Such candidates must have advanced rank and will have a substantive research portfolio. Candidates who demonstrate a growing national or international reputation but not yet at a level of full or associate professor may serve as the Glenn Family Fellow in Philanthropic Studies.
Regardless of the rank, the search committee is looking for an excellent scholar who will thrive in our collegial community, engage in building the field of philanthropic studies, and demonstrate an interest in engaging current and future practitioners. The Glenn Family Chair holder will provide intellectual leadership and service to the school and the field through active research as well as demonstrate evidence and interest in high-quality teaching and mentoring at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The school has a preference for teaching of required and elective philanthropy courses such as the history, ethics, cross-cultural, equitable, and comparative approaches to philanthropy and civil society.
The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is located on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. The school has 20 core faculty and an additional 46 affiliate and adjunct faculty from 21 disciplines on the IUPUI and IU Bloomington campuses, all with current, active teaching and research interests in philanthropic, nonprofit, and civil society studies.
Building on the Center on Philanthropy's thirty-year history, the School values a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding philanthropy with faculty appointees trained in the humanities, social sciences, and other fields. It offers degrees at the Ph.D., professional doctorate, masters, and undergraduate levels to educate the next generation of scholars and professionals. The school's research environment includes internal grants to catalyze new research, the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving, the Women's Philanthropy Institute, The Fund Raising School, the Mays Institute on Diversity and Inclusion, the Philanthropy Panel Study, the Payton Philanthropic Studies Library, and the Ruth Lilly Archives. The Center for Service and Learning provides resources for civic engagement and service-learning components in courses.
As the state's premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.
Ph.D. is required. Application materials should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae,
Materials should clearly demonstrate evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Review of materials will begin on November 30, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
Department Contact for Questions:
Dr. David King Search Committee Chair Karen Lake Buttrey Director
About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.
IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.
By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.