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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.

There are currently no open faculty positions.

Full-time Temporary Instructor, Butler University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a full-time Instructor (non-tenure track) beginning in January 2021 for one semester subject to final budgetary approval. We are searching for an individual who will be able to contribute to introductory majors’ courses in the area of cellular/molecular biology and non-majors’ courses in the core curriculum. Typical teaching load is 12 credit hours for the spring semester.

Applicants should have a MS in biology or related field (Ph.D./ABD preferred), a strong commitment to undergraduate education, and an interest in contributing to building an inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population. Candidates will be asked to provide evidence to their commitment for diversity and inclusion.  

 

Applicants should submit a single complete PDF document consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a list of three potential references (including one from the candidate’s current position), and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Philip Villani (pvillani@butler.edu). Letters of recommendation will be requested in the event of an interview. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately upon receipt.

 

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, individuals with a disability, or any other legally protected category.

 

Assistant/Associate Professor or Professional Practice Faculty Member in Sports Media

The Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism and Creative Media at Butler University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant/associate professor or a non-tenure line lecturer (professional practice faculty member) position in Sports Media beginning Fall 2021, subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have expertise in sports media production, with a preference for those with experience in producing live sports.

 

In addition, we have a desire for candidates who have scholarly, creative or teaching interests in one or more of the following: 1) Race + Sports Media/Journalism, 2) Esports, 3) Podcasting

 

We seek candidates whose research, teaching and/or service have prepared them to contribute 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.

 

Requirements:

For consideration as an assistant/associate professor, the candidate must have a terminal degree (e.g. – MFA, PhD) in Journalism/Mass Communication or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered. Candidates with a master’s degree and significant professional experience will be considered for a professional practice faculty position.

 

Expectations:

An assistant/associate professor would be expected to teach 9 credit hours per semester and produce peer-reviewed scholarly publications or creative works. A professional practice faculty member would be expected to teach 12 credit hours per semester and engage in creative work.

 

The Sports Media program is a fast-growing and innovative major, and Indianapolis is an ideal sports town for the program. Students have opportunities to work with the Indy sports scene, 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-journalism/sports-media.

 

To apply, candidates 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 January 1 and continue until the position is filled.

 

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

 

 

Jordan College of the Arts, Department of Arts Administration

POSITION: Butler University’s Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month faculty position in the Department of Arts Administration beginning August 2021, subject to final budgetary approval. Depending on the candidate’s interests regarding service and research, the position will be for either an assistant professor (tenure-track) or a lecturer (non-tenure track, three-year renewable contract).

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include the delivery of 18-24 units of undergraduate classroom instruction per year, including introductory level and upper-division courses; advising and mentoring arts administration students; participation in service to the department, college, and University; continued research/creative/service work in the field; and contributing to building an inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required qualifications include:

A terminal degree and professional leadership experience in Arts Administration
Significant work experience in the field of Arts Administration
College-level teaching experience preferred
A willingness and desire to collaborate within the department, Jordan College of the Arts, throughout the university, and the greater community.

Candidates with teaching or professional experience in fundraising, finance, special event planning and execution, and/or museums are especially welcome. As the program looks to possibly grow in the future, desirable candidates may also have experience and a willingness to teach courses in graduate or certificate programs and have broad national arts/culture contacts. Additionally, candidates with experience in equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility work within the arts, and/or teaching social justice and diversity within the arts are encouraged to apply. Butler University, and especially the Department of Arts Administration, are focused on serving the whole student and as such, looks for candidates who are dedicated to advising students beyond their curricular needs. The Department of Arts Administration fosters strong connections between faculty, staff, and students and seeks candidates who embody this ideal.

APPLICATION: Those interested in applying should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three (3) professional references. The requested information should be submitted in a single PDF document to aaldridg@butler.edu.  Application review will begin January 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Butler University’s Department of Arts Administration is one of the first comprehensive undergraduate arts administration programs in the country. The department awards Bachelor of Science degrees in Arts Administration with concentrations in either dance, music, theatre, art, art history, or general/multi-arts; there are currently 90 majors. This JCA program is fully integrated into the University's liberal arts curriculum, and arts administration students are required to be personally involved in multiple art forms. The undergraduate arts administration program focuses on preparing students for careers working with a wide variety of artists and nonprofit arts organizations. Students are given opportunities to learn and develop skills through experiential learning, internships, and special projects with small and large arts organizations.

The Jordan College of the Arts at Butler University includes undergraduate programs in arts administration, art, dance, music, and theatre; a graduate program in music; and the Butler Community Arts School, an arts education program. Butler University is an institutional member of National Association of Schools of Dance, Music, and Theatre. 

Founded in 1855 by abolitionist Ovid Butler, Butler University is a nationally recognized master's comprehensive institution located in Indianapolis. The University's six colleges offer more than 65 undergraduate areas of study, 8 pre-professional programs, and 19 graduate programs to a student body of approximately 4,700. The student-to-faculty ratio at Butler is 11:1 and the average undergraduate class size is 20. The University supports over 44,000 active alumni living in all 50 states and nearly 80 countries worldwide. 

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

 

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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.