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Associate Provost ~ Show Details


Assessment, Scholarship, and Professional Development Programs

Butler University is seeking an experienced, accomplished, and enthusiastic Associate Provost who
will provide leadership in the areas of Assessment, Scholarship, and Professional Development.

The Associate Provost will report to the Provost and will sit on the Provost's Advisory Council.
Direct reports include the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, the Director of the
Butler Institute for Research and Scholarship, the Faculty Fellows for Faculty Development, the
Chair of the Staff Development committee and an administrative assistant.

Key job responsibilities include:

Providing strategic and operational leadership for academic and administrative assessment,
accreditation, and institutional reporting activities;

Ensuring effective collaborations with faculty and staff in developing and carrying out
meaningful assessment activities that evaluate student learning, document institutional
impact on student success, and promote continuous improvement;

Serving as the Accreditation Liaison Officer for the Higher Learning Commission and lead
all campus efforts related to Reaffirmation of Accreditation, including assessment policy
and planning, monitoring and reporting, and submissions for approval of new degrees and

Supporting the scholarly mission of Butler University by promoting and facilitating research
and creative activities, including sponsored programs administration and research

Creating an environment that supports development for faculty and academic staff to
promote continuous learning for Butler employees that dovetails with university priorities;

Overseeing the faculty development program, including new faculty orientation, fall faculty
workshop, and ongoing faculty development activities;

Providing administrative oversight for the academic staff development program;

Representing the Provost's Office and/or Academic Affairs on various committees and
workgroups, as assigned.

Representing Butler University to internal and external constituencies with enthusiasm,
professionalism and eloquence.

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • A terminal degree
  • Faculty status at the associate or professorial rank
  • Significant experience in academic leadership, preferably at the department chair level or above
  • Leadership skills to support the work of and foster collaboration among a diverse population of faculty and academic staff colleagues
  • Demonstrated understanding of current assessment practices, including institutional accreditation policies, procedures and processes
  • Experience in the development of, and support for, academic professional development
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to evaluate and utilize data in planning and decision making
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to share assessment, scholarship, and professional development knowledge in an articulate and compelling way to a variety of audiences

Butler University is a nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges:
Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health
Sciences. Together, these colleges offer more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, eight preprofessional
programs, and 19 graduate programs. Around 4,700 students are enrolled at Butler,
representing 45 states and 49 countries. Ninety-five percent of Butler students will have participated
in some form of internship, student teaching, clinical rotation, research, or service learning by the
time they graduate. This community-centered immersion is coupled with classroom learning that
nurtures critical thinking, effective communication, cooperative teamwork, and ethical decision
making to prepare students for both professional success and to have lasting impact in their
communities. Butler's overall placement rate for the class of 2012 was 94 percent, including 19
percent who went on to graduate or professional school. Additional information about Butler can
be found at

Butler University invites nominations, applications (letter of interest, resume/CV, and contact
information of at least five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm
assisting the university. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled,
and review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit
materials prior to January 12, 2015.

Ryan Crawford, Principal
Parker Executive Search
(770) 307-7031 |

Director for the Center for Urban Ecology ~ Show Details

Director of the Center for Urban Ecology
Butler University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications and nominations for the Director of the Center for Urban Ecology (CUE). The Center for Urban Ecology (CUE) is an academic center at Butler University with the mission to innovatively explore, steward, and enhance urban ecosystems. CUE operates with a foundation in ecological science and facilitates interdisciplinary research and education, place-based projects, and public discourse by engaging Butler students, faculty, staff and community partners. The next Director of CUE will be a dynamic individual who will be expected to:
•    cultivate opportunities for Butler students at the university and with community partners, including grant writing and administration;
•    maintain current and develop new community partner opportunities to further the understanding of urban ecology specifically as it pertains to the Indianapolis ecosystem;
•    collaborate with faculty and staff at Butler University to further the understanding of urban ecology specifically as it pertains to the Indianapolis ecosystem;
•    teach a course in Butler's Core Curriculum or an elective in the planned major in Environmental Studies;
•    provide support and leadership for other CUE staff

Applicants should have a background in urban ecology or closely related discipline and an earned doctorate or a Master's degree with substantial experience.

Applicants should submit a complete, single pdf document consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and unofficial transcripts to:
Dr. Travis J. Ryan (

Include in the cover letter a description of relevant experience as it relates to the position, with particular reference to managing projects and personnel and grant writing. Letters of recommendation will be requested directly from references by the search committee. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately upon receipt with preference given to those received by 1 January 2015. Salary is commensurate with experience and the starting date flexible, but expected in early 2015.

Library Associate-Metadata ~ Show Details

Irwin Library, Butler University

We seek a motivated, self-directed, and detail oriented individual to fill a vacancy in the Metadata Department. This individual will perform copy cataloging as well as original cataloging, for items in a variety of formats, meeting national and local standards.  In addition, this individual will assist with database maintenance for existing collections and with metadata creation to support digitization initiatives. The ability to learn quickly and adapt to change is required.

Position Responsibilities:
•    Identify appropriate bibliographic records and add local holdings records in WorldShare Management Services library management system.
•    Edit records, as necessary, to meet national and local cataloging standards and practices such as RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings and Classification, and the OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards.
•    Perform original cataloging for items unique to Butler University.
•    Resolve problems that develop with existing holdings, locations, call numbers, or labels.
•    Provide call numbers for local classification schema as needed.
•    Create and print labels for materials when necessary.
•    Assist with item withdrawal and database maintenance projects for print and digital collections.
•    Create metadata to support digitization initiatives.
•    Keep up to date with changes in cataloging rules and standards.

Position Requirements:
•    Minimum of two (2) years college course work
•    Sound bibliographic skills
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Experience with a variety of computer applications

Experience with library computer applications and with library digitization or metadata initiatives is desired.

Review of applicants will begin January 12th, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
To apply: Please visit and search keywords "Butler University." Please include your resume and cover letter.

MBA Program Director - College of Business ~ Show Details


Butler University seeks an experienced, team‐oriented, creative individual to join the College of Business (COB) as MBA Program Director. The Director's primary responsibility is to manage the existing MBA Program and to support the development of new graduate business program offerings. We seek to develop a portfolio of graduate business programs that satisfy regional market needs. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs and serves as an active member of the COB's Graduate Council.

Position responsibilities fall into the following categories:

Internal responsibilities:
•    Planning and implementing efforts to recruit MBA students, conducting open houses, meeting with prospective  
•    students and serving as spokesperson for recruitment activities
•    Overseeing the admission process for MBA students
•    Coordinating course scheduling and administering activities related to registration and advising
•    Assisting the Graduate Council in the review and updating of program curricula

External responsibilities:
•    Working closely with the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in the implementation of strategic plans for the development of new graduate programs, including corporate MBA Programs, on‐ campus and hybrid/online programs
•    Seeking business development opportunities and promoting open enrollment and customized graduate business programs
•    Working with the COB's Director of Marketing to implement marketing initiatives for the MBA Program and to monitor market trends and competition
•    Identifying, establishing and maintaining corporate and non‐profit partnerships to support "Real Life - Real Business" experiential courses, programs offerings, and initiatives
•    Recruiting and managing relationships with senior business leaders who may serve as executive coaches to support the leadership assessment and development of graduate business students

Requirements for this position include:
•    Extensive business, marketing and/or sales experience
•    A minimum of a master's level degree (MBA preferred)
•    Significant connections within the regional business community
•    Strong familiarity with the academic environment and a commitment to experiential/applied education
•    Excellent communication and presentation skills
•    Creativity and problem‐solving skills
•    Commitment to diversity of thought and background

For more information about Butler University's College of Business, please go to:

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit your letter of interest and resume to Roberto Curci, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Programs at

Student Employment Coordinator-INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY ~ Show Details

Student Employment Coordinator
Butler University

The Student Employment Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining a comprehensive student employment program to assist students in obtaining on campus positions and off campus Federal Work Study (FWS) community service positions. The Student Employment Coordinator/Office Manager will also support staff with some clerical responsibilities.

•    Coordinate the student employment on and off campus FWS community service programs:
•    Post open positions on job search portal for students to apply
•    Maintain the annual FWS community service program budget
•    Organize and coordinate annual Get Hired! Part-time Job Fair
Work with students and supervisors to post and locate open positions
•    Using social media to reach audiences
Establish and maintain relationships with various campus entities including Financial Aid, Payroll, and Human Resources
•    Enforce current employment policies as they relate to on campus employment and FWS including completion of employment eligibility, tax, and hiring forms
•    Coordinate yearly Student Employment Appreciation Week and the Student Employee of the Year program
•    Resolve issues in student employment, payroll, and FWS
•    Record student employment activities in database
•    Provide annual  training for new supervisors on campus
•    Work with student workers on using social media to market to students
•    Represent Internship and Career Services at various events to speak with incoming students and their families regarding student employment and FWS processes
•    Maintain the student employment portion of the Internship and Career Services website

•    Assist employers and clients over the phone and in person
•    Order office supplies
•    Schedule student appointments
•    Serve as backup for Program Assistant

•    Minimum qualifications include a high school degree. Bachelor's Degree preferred
•    2-3 years professional work experience is preferred
•    Candidate must have working knowledge of spreadsheet, database management, and Microsoft Office products
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required along with outstanding attention to detail
•    Experience using social media as a marketing tool preferred

To apply, please submit your resume to

Senior Copywriter ~ Show Details

Senior Copywriter
Marketing and Communications, Butler University

The Senior Copywriter will serve as lead writer for Butler University brand awareness initiatives, strategic messaging and community outreach from the President's Office, student recruitment, institutional advancement, and crisis communications; and as primary editor for the Marketing and Communications division. She/he must be an effective storyteller and researcher who can craft and edit language for a wide variety of purposes, including print/web/video copy, written remarks and correspondence, and news stories/press releases. The Senior Writer will partner with colleagues in Marketing and Communications and across the University to help advance Butler's communications objectives and national reputation.


•    Serves as the lead writer for the President's Office, Enrollment Management, and Advancement, and primary editor for the Marketing and Communications division.
•    Collaborates with Marketing and Communications Account Managers and campus clients to develop and edit a wide variety of informational messaging, advertising and marketing collateral, executive speeches/remarks, video scripting, solicitations, funding proposals, reports, and a range of high-level correspondence.
•    Thoroughly understands Butler's style; writes in a voice that supports brand positioning; effectively captures the unique voices and styles of University leaders.
•    Produces persuasive and concise copy that supports the University's educational mission and strategic vision-including branding initiatives, student recruitment, and fundraising objectives.
•    Exercises editorial judgment and maintains trust and confidence when drafting messages on behalf of Butler leadership.
•    Successfully incorporates all editorial changes and suggestions from copy reviewers.
•    Provides leading editing, style, and content expertise to internal clients campus-wide, helping to ensure that University communications are consistent and of the highest quality.


•    Exceptional writing, editing, and research skills.
•    Demonstrated ability to be an effective storyteller and to artfully write in a brand voice about a variety of subjects, translating complex language into clear, compelling messages that appeal to a range of audiences.
•    Proven ability to capture the speaking and writing voices of various executives and divisions, and to swiftly gauge appropriate pitch, tone, and voice needed for each writing assignment.
•    Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects and workflow in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
•    Ability to rapidly, accurately, and thoughtfully generate crisis communications.
•    Ability to work with sensitive information and exercise discretion and confidentiality.
•    Excellent research skills, combined with a sound understanding of the higher education market and key environmental trends/influences.


•    Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, journalism, communications, or related field that emphasizes solid writing and editing.
•    Six (6) or more years of professional writing and editing experience; preferably in an advertising or public relations agency, corporation, college or university, political campaign or office, print or online news organization, or a nonprofit.
•    Previous higher-education writing experience is preferred.

Those interested in applying should submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional writing samples in a single PDF document to  Application review will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Library Associate/Fulfillment (ILL) ~ Show Details

Irwin Library, Butler University

We seek a motivated, self-directed, and detail oriented individual to fill a vacancy in the Fulfillment Department. This individual will be in charge of day-to-day activities associated with placing interlibrary loan requests for articles and books on behalf of Butler users, and responding to requests for materials from other libraries. Additional responsibility for routing loan requests into purchases based on knowledge of local collections and policies is also a responsibility. The focus of this position shall be on the delivery of effective and efficient interlibrary loan services in a patron-centered library environment.

Position Responsibilities:
Primary responsibility for placing interlibrary loan requests for Butler University students and faculty.  These activities include, but are not limited to:
•    Verify citations and search OCLC to locate requested information
•    Place requests through OCLC
•    Process materials as they arrive
•    Notify patrons of arrival of materials
•    Update status of requests on OCLC
•    Primary responsibility for filling all lending requests.  Activities include, but are not limited to:
•    Download requests received through OCLC
•    Locate and pull materials from the Butler libraries
•    Send materials via appropriate means to requesting institutions
•    Updating requests on OCLC
•    Manages the day-to-day operation of the ILLIAD Interlibrary Loan System.
•    Manages the day-to-day operation of the document scanner, software applications, and other interlibrary loan-related systems or hardware.
•    Informs the appropriate person and/or department of any technical problems pertaining to interlibrary loan-related systems, software applications, and hardware.
•    Work with Access Services student employees to facilitate handling and routing of items.

The position requires:
•    A minimum of two (2) years college course work
•    Sound bibliographic skills
•    Attention to detail
•    Excellent communication skills and a customer service ethic.

Experience with OCLC interlibrary loan systems, or ILLiad in particular, is highly preferred.  Experience with library computer applications and an automated system is desired.

Review of applicants will begin January 12th, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply: Please visit and search keywords "Butler University." Please include your resume and cover letter.

Science Library Associate: Part-Time ~ Show Details

Science Library Associate
Ruth Lilly Science Library, Butler University

Butler University seeks a qualified candidate for the part-time position (25 hours per week during the academic year and 20 hours per week during the summer) of Science Library Associate.   Reporting to the Science Librarian in the Ruth Lilly Science Library and collaborating with staff in Irwin Library, the Science Library Associate assists in all activities of the Science Library. A typical work week during the academic year is 5 hours a day Monday through Friday.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
•    assisting in the provision of circulation/reserve/reference assistance to library patrons;
•    supporting general library operations related to library services, facilities, and equipment; 
•    assisting in the supervision, training, and scheduling of student employees;    
•    managing print serials collections held in the Science Library.

Educational and skill requirements:

•    Bachelor's degree (or higher) - science background preferred.
•    Minimum of two years of library experience preferred.
•    Strong customer service philosophy.
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, the Internet, and library computer applications.
•    Strong multi-tasking skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines without direct supervision.
•    Excellent communication skills and ability to interact well with diverse students, faculty and staff.
•    Punctual and reliable.

Review of all applications will begin January 28, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply:  Visit  and search keywords "Butler University." Interested and qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae or resume electronically, and current contact information for three (3) professional references. 

Advancement Researcher ~ Show Details

Advancement Researcher
Butler University

Position Summary:
The Advancement Researcher conducts research in support of Butler Administration and University Advancement.  In addition, this position identifies and qualifies prospects for the purpose of major gift solicitation, and sometimes higher level annual fund solicitation, for all fundraising initiatives throughout the University.  S/he must have the ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding constituent information and be able to work independently and as part of a team.  

Position requires a well developed customer-service orientation and attention to detail, and the ability to handle multiple deadlines at one time.  Proficiency in accurately identifying, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating information on university constituents and prospects, coupled with demonstrated ability in written and verbal communication are essential.  S/he should have knowledge of the APRA International Research Fundamentals Skills Set and ability to apply previous experiences to the job. 

S/he should have significant aptitude and experience with computers and relational databases.  A successful candidate will have demonstrated experience with a variety of research resources and tools including but not limited to, electronic wealth-screening and data acquisition services, news databases, and business directories.  S/he will have the ability to assess quality of resources and make recommendations that are most appropriate for specific information needs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Prepare thoughtful, concise, relevant, research on individual, corporate and foundation prospects in a professional format.  Utilize sources of public information to gather, interpret, organize and analyze meaningful background in support of individual, corporate and foundation profiles.

• Work with assigned development/engagement officers to grow and develop a portfolio of major gift prospects in support of University fundraising priorities.
• Continually screen newspapers and periodicals for financial and background information about donors and prospects.  Work with other staff to ensure timely updates to the central database when appropriate.

• Actively look for opportunities to support the identification of prospects with capacity to give at the major gift level within assigned territory and in support of overall department projects and goals.

• Support document management and Imaging through forward scanning, and / or adjusted methods for getting documents gathered in the research process into Singularity. 
• Undergraduate degree is required
• Candidates with at least one year of successful prospect research experience, corporate and foundation research and experience in college/university advancement will receive the highest consideration.  Significant aptitude with research methods and experience with computers and relational databases are required. 
• Experience with Advance or other relationship database a plus. 
• Excellent written communication skills and a clear, concise writing style are key skills to this position.  A sense of curiosity and enthusiasm about learning and commitment to professional growth will serve the candidate and University well.

To apply: Please visit and search keywords "Butler University." Please include your resume and cover letter.


Research Compliance Officer ~ Show Details

Research Compliance Officer
Butler University

Responsibilities Include:

•    Develop, oversee, and monitor the University's Research Compliance programs to ensure compliance with federal and state requirements;
•    Conduct outreach and education efforts to foster a culture of regulatory compliance;
•    Serve as the institutional official for compliance-related roles (e.g., Research Integrity Officer);
•    Coordinate and provide administrative leadership to research compliance committees (e.g., animal care, lab safety, human subjects);
•    Oversee the University's Responsible Conduct of Research, Financial Conflict of Interest, and related Research Integrity programs;
•    Develop and administer research compliance policies, procedures, programs, and educational outreach activities;
•    In conjunction with appropriate University offices, develop and deliver training for faculty, staff, and students to ensure responsible conduct of research and laboratory safety;
•    Organize, manage, and monitor compliance training and reporting systems used to facilitate research compliance and reporting;
•    Monitor developments and changes in federal and state compliance rulings, rules, and regulations that affect the University's compliance program and make necessary changes to compliance program as needed;
•    Conduct internal compliance reviews and/or monitoring, if needed;
•    Administer effort reporting and sub-recipient monitoring compliance in support of sponsored programs; and 
•    Work with the Director of Sponsored Programs as needed to ensure quality and timely support to campus constituents seeking external funding.


•    Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred with a minimum of three years working in research compliance or sponsored programs administration;
•    In-depth knowledge of research compliance;
•    Strong interpersonal and strong oral and written communication skills;
•    Ability to take initiative and be self-motivated;
•    Ability to interact well with diverse students, faculty, staff, administrators, and external constituencies;
•    Exceptional organization and attention to detail;
•    Computer proficiency, including word processing, spread sheets, and presentation software; familiarity with or agility with learning relevant databases and specialty software;
•    A keen desire to support the work of the University in the area of research integrity.

Application Process:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, a current CV, and an unofficial transcript of all graduate education electronically to: or, via regular mail, to:

    Research Compliance Officer Search
    Butler Institute for Research and Scholarship
    Jordan Hall 109
    Butler University
    4600 Sunset Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN 46208

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

Director, Institute for Research and Scholarship ~ Show Details

Director, Institute for Research and Scholarship
Butler University

Butler University seeks an energetic and innovative Director for the Institute for Research and Scholarship.  A vibrant university, Butler is committed to providing personalized liberal and professional education to 4,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students in its six colleges: Business, Communication, Education, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The Director develops and enhances the research, scholarly, and creative activities of faculty and staff, and supervises the University research compliance officer. 

Responsibilities include:

•    Direct and support the University's Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity programs to advance the mission of the University;
•    Work with other academic leaders to guide and enhance the University's efforts to obtain external funding from federal, state, local government and the private sector to support research, scholarship, creative works, curriculum development, outreach activities and other programs;
•    Build relationships with internal and external constituencies to develop the University's Sponsored Programs and serve the University community;
•    Administer pre- and post-award non-accounting services related to Sponsored Programs;
•    Identify potential sources of external funding and advise and train faculty and staff regarding best practices for proposal development;
•    Review proposals for compliance with sponsor guidelines and administer the University's Authorization for External Funding process;
•    Assist faculty and staff with application submissions to external sponsors and serve as primary contact with sponsor agencies;
•    Maintain and manage University accounts in federal agencies' web portals;
•    Monitor (non-fiscal) Sub-Recipients on Sponsored Programs;
•    Develop and administer University policies and procedures related to Sponsored Programs;
•    Supervise the University Research Compliance Officer to ensure compliance with Research Integrity and Sponsored Programs regulations;
•    Work with the Office of Budget and Grant Administration regarding fiscal management of Sponsored Programs;
•    Administer and promote the University's internal grant programs for research, scholarship and creative activities;
•    Review and negotiate contracts and agreements related to Sponsored Programs;
•    Maintain University records related to Sponsored Programs;
•    Manage the Institute for Research and Scholarship's budget and office programming; and
•    Provide reports as required to internal and external constituencies.


•    Master's degree required, PhD preferred, with a minimum of five years working in sponsored programs administration in a higher education setting;
•    In-depth knowledge of regulations governing federally Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity;
•    Ability to interpret, explain and apply internal and external regulations and policies related to Sponsored Programs;
•    Ability to think creatively to solve problems;
•    Strong communication, administrative, and organizational skills;
•    Proven ability for long-range planning as well as the ability to work under a short deadline;
•    Demonstrated talent to interact effectively with various internal and external constituencies;
•    Computer proficiency, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software;
•    A keen desire to energetically support and enhance the work of the University as related to Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity.

Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, a current CV, and an unofficial transcript of all graduate education electronically to: or, via regular mail, to:

    Director Search
    Butler Institute for Research and Scholarship
    Jordan Hall 109
    Butler University
    4600 Sunset Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN 46208

Review of applications will begin March 23, 2015.

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body, faculty and staff. In addition, hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.