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Butler University, founded in 1855 by attorney and abolitionist Ovid Butler, is home to about 4,000 undergraduate and 700 graduate students in six colleges and more than 60 academic majors. Located in Indianapolis, a thriving metropolitan area of approximately 1.5 million people in the 27th largest media market, Butler occupies 290 acres in a vibrant and diverse neighborhood near the White River on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The University emphasizes a liberal arts-based education with the goal of teaching clear and effective communication, appreciation of beauty, and a commitment to lifelong learning, community service, and global awareness.

Faculty hiring is coordinated by the various colleges. You may contact the appropriate college for further information.

Instructor in Physics/Astronomy

The Physics & Astronomy Department of Butler University invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the level of Instructor to begin in August 2019. This is a one-year position, with possibility of continued re-appointment.

Candidates with a Ph.D. in Physics or Astrophysics are preferred, although candidates with a Master’s in one of these disciplines will receive consideration. The successful candidate will teach an introductory algebra-based physics course with one laboratory section, as well as a physical science or astronomy course for non-science majors, including two laboratory sections per semester. The successful candidate will also work with undergraduate students on research projects in physics, astronomy or physics-education. Please send a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of research interests and 3 letters of recommendation via email to: Laura Brandenburg at lbranden@butler.edu

To guarantee full consideration applications must be received by March 31, 2019.

 

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our 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 identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

 

Instructor in Accounting

Butler University seeks applications for a non-tenure track faculty Instructor position in Accounting.  Candidates with experience in Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting as well as Business Intelligence and Visualization platforms such as Alteryx and Tableau will be given special consideration. The position starts in August 2019 and the standard teaching load is twelve credit hours per semester. 

Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Accounting from an AACSB-International accredited institution.  Candidates who possess professional certifications (CPA or CMA) are strongly preferred.   Candidates must provide evidence that they will be excellent teachers, committed to working with a diverse population of students.  Compensation and support are competitive.

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.  Compensation and support are competitive.

The Lacy School of Business is accredited by AACSB-International and enrolls over 1100 full-time undergraduates and nearly 250 part-time MBA students.  It has a Master of Professional Accounting program and a Master of Risk and Insurance program.  Butler provides personalized liberal and professional education to 4,400 undergraduate and 500 graduate students in its six colleges.

Letters of interest should include a curriculum vitae and names and contact information of three current references. Review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. We require all applications to be submitted electronically and addressed to:

William Terando

Chair, Department of Accounting, MIS, Operations and Statistics

College of Business

Butler University

E-mail: acctprofsearch@butler.edu

Assistant Professor Tenure-Track in Biomedical Sciences, emphasis in Bioinformatics

The Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences seeks a collegial, dynamic applicant with strong teaching and research interests for a 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

 

Applicants must possess a doctoral degree (PharmD or Ph.D.) in biomedical sciences, have postdoctoral research experience, and be actively engaged in research broadly related to pharmaceutical sciences. The department strives to educate next generation pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists knowledgeable in data analytics who are contributors to and leaders in the field of precision medicine. The department seeks innovative research that integrates life sciences and data sciences, and preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in pharmacogenomics, bioinformatics, data mining, systems biology, or medical informatics.

 

Applicants must have a strong desire to teach and conduct research with students in the Doctor of Pharmacy and MS in Pharmaceutical Science degree programs. The candidate is expected to participate/lead the development of introductory course(s) related to bioinformatics and data mining. Ideal candidates would have teaching experience, and be willing to collaborate with other faculty throughout the institution and the Indianapolis area. Current faculty members have research interest in biochemistry and molecular biology, microbiology, cancer, neuropharmacology, nanomedicine and pharmaceutics (https://www.butler.edu/cophs/pharmaceutical-sciences-faculty). There are unique opportunities for interactions between basic scientists and clinical pharmacists at Butler University (https://www.butler.edu/las/departments).  Furthermore, there are opportunities to develop collaborations in Indianapolis with institutes and companies around the 16Tech innovation district (https://www.16tech.com/).  This initiative brings together technology and biosciences in areas that link big data to molecular mechanism.

 

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, founded in 1904, offers programs leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, and Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degrees. A vibrant university, Butler is committed to providing personalized liberal and professional education to 4,300 undergraduate and 500 graduate students in its six colleges (Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Communication, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Education, and the Arts). Ranked #1 as “best undergraduate teaching” and “most innovative schools” in the Midwest region by U.S. News and World Report, Butler is located near downtown Indianapolis, which is both a cultural center and life sciences hub https://www.biocrossroads.com/top100/. General information about the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Butler University is available at: http://www.butler.edu/cophs/

 

Formal review of applicants will begin in July of 2019 and will continue until the position is filled, with a preferred start date of January 1, 2020.  Candidates are invited to submit a single PDF file containing a letter of application addressed to Alex Erkine, Ph.D., Chair of Search Committee; curriculum vitae; e-mail and phone contact information for at least three references; statement of teaching philosophy; and a five-year research plan. Applications should be sent to Stacy McGaha, Coordinator of the Search Committee, at smcgaha@butler.edu. Questions can be directed to Alex Erkine, Ph.D. at aerkine@butler.edu.  

Doctor of Medical Science Program - Faculty Position

The Doctor of Medical Science Program within the Department of Medical Science in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Butler University invites applications for a full time, continually renewable, non-tenure-track faculty appointment.  This full-time (12-month) teaching position is expected to begin before August 2019.

This program provides an avenue for those PAs interested in expanding their understanding of medical knowledge, develop leadership and business skills, and promote lifelong learning. All courses are online allowing students to continue to work within their communities while taking classes to achieve an advanced degree in a way that best suits their schedule. The flexible program allows physician assistants to build on their previous education and experiences with a continued focus in primary care.

The candidate selected for this position will engage in teaching, evidence based, up-to-date, online medicine courses and mentoring doctoral student scholarly activities.  Faculty will assist in all aspects of the program including recruitment and the development, delivery and evaluation of the curriculum.  The faculty will engage in scholarship and service activities consistent with the requirements of the Department of Medical Science and the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and be involved actively with professional organizations at the state and national levels.  Experience teaching in a PA program or medical school is preferred with a proven history in PA leadership, scholarship, and advocacy desired. Faculty development opportunities in online teaching will be provided.  Candidates who are located in remote locations to Indianapolis will be considered.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Teaching, service, and scholarship within a collaborative environment
  • Maintain effective assessment strategies for course and curriculum improvement
  • Ensure student learning outcomes are met and implement best educational practices in teaching and mentoring
  • Engage in student and alumni outreach
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to enhance public relations of the DMS program through institutional, local, regional and national media reports, public appearances, and social interaction
  • Encourage diversity, equity, and objectivity in student recruitment and selection
  • Foster curricular and instructional approaches that recognize differences in individual learning, that encourage problem-solving, and that facilitate the acquisition of competencies and skills in the most efficient and effective manner possible

The faculty must be a physician assistant with a doctorate degree, MD, or DO and must have the requisite knowledge and skills to teach in the program effectively. Current NCCPA certification if a PA; current specialty board if a MD/DO. Other doctoral level candidates will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Healthcare professionals must be a graduate from an accredited program and hold appropriate licensure or certification from the profession.

Butler University is a nationally recognized academic institution ranked #1 in the Midwest among regional universities and #1 in the category most innovative schools in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report. Butler is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, and home to a well-established, fully accredited, entry-level PA program—the first in the state of Indiana.

Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and educational credentials.  Candidate must successfully pass a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Applicants should submit a single PDF document including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, summaries of teaching philosophy and teaching experience, transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references to: Jennifer Snyder, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA, jholycro@butler.edu, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Sports Media

The Department of Entertainment Media and Journalism at Butler University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant/associate professor in Sports Media beginning Fall 2020. The successful candidate will have expertise in sports media as well as one or more of the following areas: media entrepreneurship, entertainment media and the law, audience research, and sports media production. We seek candidates whose research, teaching and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and intercultural development in an educational and work environment and be willing to contribute to the inclusion efforts on campus. A terminal degree in Journalism/Mass Communication or a closely related field is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 9 credit hours per semester and produce peer-reviewed scholarly publications or creative works.

The Sports Media program is a fast growing and innovative major and Indianapolis is an ideal home base. Students have the opportunity to work on the production of local sporting events, and internship opportunities abound in the Indianapolis area with professional and amateur sports organizations, including the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers, the Indiana Fever, the Indianapolis 500, and the NCAA national headquarters. More information about the Sports Media program is available at https://www.butler.edu/entertainment-media/sports-media

To apply, applicants must submit:

A letter of application outlining qualifications, a teaching philosophy, and a statement of experience with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body
Curriculum vita
Names and contact information of three references

Materials should be submitted to Dr. Lee Farquhar, Sports Media Search Committee Chair, College of Communication, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 or via e-mail to sportsmediasearch@butler.edu. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Butler University is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with about 5,000 undergraduate students, located in a residential area of Indianapolis. Butler is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition, hiring and other employment-related decisions are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria. It is the policy of the University to provide 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. Additional information may be found at www.butler.edu

Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication

The Strategic Communication Department in the College of Communication at Butler University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor beginning August 2020 to support our strong undergraduate major that emphasizes research-driven, audience-centric communication strategy. We seek a dedicated teacher-scholar committed to the merger of theory and practice, experiential learning, and inclusive pedagogies. Opportunities to contribute to our forthcoming online post-graduate offerings may also exist.

Requirements: Ph.D. in communication or a related field expected by contract start date (but an advanced ABD will also be considered), evidence of teaching excellence, and a record or promise of published peer-reviewed scholarship. A willingness to work with students and faculty from a variety of backgrounds and an ability to build connections within the professional community is also essential.

Candidates for the position should be able to teach a range of introductory to advanced courses in strategic communication, which may include courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Candidates with expertise in global strategic communication and/or emerging technologies are especially encouraged to apply. In addition, we seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and intercultural development in an educational and work environment and a willingness to contribute to the inclusion efforts on campus.

About the University and the College of Communication: Butler University is a comprehensive, liberal-arts based private university located in the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Indianapolis and is committed to undergraduate teaching excellence. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students across its six colleges, including the College of Communication. The College enrolls approximately 530 students across its 9 majors. Research faculty in the College have a typical teaching load of 3 courses per semester and participate in academic advising. Butler offers generous financial support for research, innovations in curricular development, and travel to present for domestic and international conferences. Additional information about the University and the College can be found at www.butler.edu.

Application Instructions: Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, current teaching evaluations (if available), a representative research manuscript, and contact information for three faculty references to:   

Mark A. Rademacher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair

Re: Strategic Communication Search

stratcomsearch@butler.edu

Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity at Butler University are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Consideration will be given only to complete applications. 

Additional Information: Butler University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of the students, faculty and staff. In addition, hiring and other employment- related decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. It is the policy of the University to provide 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.

For further information regarding equal employment opportunities and legally protected categories, refer to www.butler.edu/hr/policies and/or www.eeo.gov.

Assistant Professor Communication & Media Studies: ORG

The department of Communication and Media Studies seeks a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in Organizational Communication with an emphasis in Intercultural Communication to begin in August 2020. The teaching load is three courses per semester and successful candidates will teach interpersonal, research methods, intercultural, public speaking as well as other courses related to their expertise. Candidates will also have the opportunity to teach in the University’s core curriculum, particularly the First Year Seminar, on a topic of their choice, or develop a course/s for the University’s forthcoming Social Justice and Diversity requirement. Faculty also participate in student advising.

Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and intercultural development in an educational and work environment and be willing to contribute to diverse representation in the curriculum as well as the inclusion efforts on campus.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication or related discipline and provide clear evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching. Candidates should have an original, emerging research agenda that shows promise of a successful publishing record. We are particularly interested in applicants from underrepresented groups.

Those interested in applying should submit a formal letter of application, curriculum vitae, a list of at least three references, evidence of teaching excellence, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a sample of scholarly writing. Review of applications will begin on September 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

The Communication and Media Studies department is made up of two majors: Human Communication and Organizational Leadership and Critical Communication and Media Studies and is housed in the College of Communication. The faculty of the department are productive scholars with a commitment to social justice and diversity in their courses, scholarship and service.

Butler University is a comprehensive, liberal-arts based private university located in the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Indianapolis and is committed to undergraduate teaching excellence. The university supports six colleges and approximately 5,000 students, including the College of Communication, which enrolls 530 students across its 9 majors. Butler offers financial support for research, innovations in curricular development, and travel to present for domestic and international conferences. 

Application Instructions: Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, current teaching evaluations (if available), a sample of scholarly writing, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three faculty references to:   

 

Allison Harthcock, Ph.D

Associate Professor and Chair

Re: Organizational Communication Search

cmssearch@butler.edu 

 

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our 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 identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

Assistant Professor - Plant Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in plant biology with expertise in physiology, biochemistry, or metabolomics beginning in August 2020. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in bioinformatics. We are searching for an individual to complement the teaching and research areas of the current faculty. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in cell and molecular biology and/or genetics, two upper-level electives, as well as occasional opportunities to teach a senior Capstone course and courses in Butler’s Core Curriculum. Typical teaching load is 18 credit hours per year. Successful candidates will be expected to sustain a research program involving undergraduates. Butler has an established undergraduate research program supported by institutional funds. Start-up funds are available for the position.

 

Applicants should have a Ph.D., teaching experience, a strong commitment to undergraduate education, and an interest in working with diverse populations of students. Applicants should submit a single complete PDF document consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, statement of current and planned research, and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Nathanael Hauck (nhauck@butler.edu). Three letters of recommendation (including one from the candidate’s current position) should be emailed directly from the recommender to the email address above. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately upon receipt, and preference will be given to those received by September 27th, 2019.

 

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our 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 identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our 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 identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.