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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.

Assistant Professor Tenure-Track in Bioinformatics/Data Analytics

Position summary:

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. The position offers opportunities to develop collaborations  within Butler University and in Indianapolis with institutes and companies around the 16Tech innovation district ( This initiative brings together technology and biosciences in areas that link big data to molecular mechanisms. The department strives to educate next generation pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists knowledgeable in bioinformatics and 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 bioinformatics, data mining, systems biology, medical informatics, or pharmacogenomics.


Department and University overview:

Current faculty members, within the Pharmaceutical Sciences department, have research interest with bioinformatics emphases in biochemistry and molecular biology, microbiology, cancer, neuropharmacology, nanomedicine and pharmaceutics ( There are unique opportunities for interactions between basic scientists and clinical pharmacists at Butler University within  the Departments of Pharmacy Practice, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Biology and with the faculty in the Data Science minor ( The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.


Job requirements:

Applicants must possess a doctoral degree (Ph.D. in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology, Systems Biology, Biomedical Sciences or PharmD with advanced training in the aforementioned or a closely related discipline).
Applicants must have a strong desire to teach and conduct research with students in the PharmD and MS in Pharmaceutical Science degree programs.
The candidate is expected to lead the initiative in the development of introductory course(s) related to bioinformatics and data mining.
Applicant must engage in scholarly activity.
The candidate is expected  to actively pursue a funded research program.
Applicant must serve as an academic advisor to PharmD students.


Essential  skills:

Proficient in R and/or Python in addition to other programming languages critical for bioinformatics and data analytics.
Postdoctoral research experience.
Actively engage in research which can be broadly related to Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Willing to develop collaborations within Pharmaceutical Sciences and other Departments at Butler University.
Teach in both the Masters and PharmD programs data analytics courses.
Develop electives in Bioinformatics, Data Analytics, and Introductory Programing.
Teaching experience or evidence of teaching.


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 University is located near downtown Indianapolis, which is both a cultural center and life sciences hub General information about the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Butler University is available at:


Application process:

Formal review of applicants will begin in August of 2019 and will continue until the position is filled, with a preferred start date within the next 12 months.  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 Questions can be directed to Alex Erkine, Ph.D. at

Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Faculty

The Lacy School of Business (LSB) at Butler University seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Data Analytics and Business Intelligence. The position starts August 2020, and the standard teaching load is nine credit hours per semester with release time available based on research productivity. Candidates should have some experience and expertise in teaching courses in technology, decision- making, and business analytics with particular emphasis on experiential delivery models. We encourage applicants from technology-related fields, as well as applicants from social and natural sciences with substantial analytics experience.  Business or consulting experience is a plus.   

Our new-state-of-the-art building is now open. This 110,000-square-foot building houses creative learning environments that connect students to any industry.  It sets a new standard for business education and business community engagement through spaces such as a state-of-the-art Investment Room, an Innovation Commons, soft spaces for students to meet, and flexible classrooms with the latest technology. Additionally, the LSB is infusing more business intelligence and data analytics into the common curricula for each degree program. The successful candidate will both teach and conduct research in these areas and will contribute to the ongoing development of the common curricula.  Opportunities exist to teach in both face-to-face and online formats.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. and must provide evidence that they will be excellent teachers, committed to working with a diverse population of students. They must also show that they will be productive researchers and display an interest in extensive interaction with the business community.

Fully accredited by AACSB-International, the Lacy School of Business enrolls about 1,200 full-time undergraduate students and offers an MBA, a Masters in Professional Accounting and a Master of Science in Risk and Insurance. A vibrant university, Butler is committed to providing personalized liberal and professional education to approximately 4,600 undergraduate and 500 graduate students in its six colleges (LSB, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Communication, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Education, and the Jordan College of the Arts). Extensive internship and service opportunities are made possible by Butler’s location five miles from downtown Indianapolis, the twelfth largest city in the United States. Learn more about Indianapolis at

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, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.  Compensation and support are competitive. Letters of interest should include a curriculum vitae and names of three references.  Butler will conduct preliminary interviews at the 2019 INFORMS conference in Seattle on October 20-23.  We will also conduct ZOOM interviews for selected applicants who are unable to attend the conference.  We require all applications to be submitted electronically and addressed to:


Professor William Terando


Assistant Professor of Education - Mathematics

The College of Education is searching for a new colleague who shares in our vision: preparing teachers for schools as they could be, not as they currently exist. There is a vibrant learning community within the College through emphasis on cultural competency, global citizenship, integration of the liberal arts into professional education, faculty-student research, and engagement with urban and suburban schools. Candidates must provide evidence of their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s and university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


We invite applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty member at the assistant professor level.  The primary teaching responsibilities for this position will be in mathematics education within the elementary and middle/secondary licensure pathways. The position also includes the possibility of teaching graduate level mathematics education courses and supporting mathematics teaching and learning in our two laboratory schools and other local schools. Additional information about the College of Education may be found on the College of Education web page at

Required Qualifications: 

  • Earned doctorate in education, mathematics education, mathematics, or urban education. ABD applications will be accepted contingent upon a stated completion date.
  • At least three years of successful teaching or intensive experience in a school setting focused on mathematics instruction with middle grades learners (grades 4-9).
  • Evidence of success with/interest in collaborative, team-taught, site-based teacher education.
  • Demonstrated success in working with students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse identities.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of and/or experience with accreditation.
  • Evidence of successful supervision of field-based clinical experiences.
  • Evidence of a scholarly agenda.
  • Willingness to teach in the university core curricula.


  • The twelve-credit hour semester consists of nine semester hours of teaching and three semester hours devoted to scholarly activity. All faculty serve as advisors. Additional responsibilities are to
  • Provide leadership in areas not limited to mathematics education.
  • Serve on committees at the college and university level.
  • Participate in the unit assessment system.

Application Process:  Applicants must submit a letter of application detailing required and preferred areas of qualification, current vitae, names and phone numbers of three (3) professional references, and official graduate transcript to

Dr. Deborah Corpus, Co-Chair of Search Committee at


Screening will begin January 6, 2020 until position is filled.  Questions can be sent to

Assistant Professor Tenure Track in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program at Butler University invites applications for a faculty position for a 9-month tenure-track assistant professor to begin in the academic year 2020-2021. We seek a dedicated teacher-scholar-mentor committed to the merger of theory and practice, experiential learning, and inclusive pedagogies.

Responsibilities include: Teaching undergraduate courses such as Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing, Phonology, Fundamentals of Audiology, or Aural Rehabilitation; developing or continuing a research program; supervising students; and providing leadership and service to the university community. The candidate will join an active and productive program in the College of Communication. The department has 120 undergraduate students who participate in a variety of experiential learning opportunities, including in-house speech/language and audiology clinics. In addition, the program has strong professional connections in the community and students who are actively interested in research. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and intercultural development in an educational and work environment and be able to contribute to diverse representation in the curriculum as well as the inclusion efforts on campus.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology expected by the time of appointment, evidence of teaching excellence, and a record or promise of published peer-reviewed scholarship. An interest in working work with students and faculty from a variety of backgrounds and an ability to build connections within the professional community are also essential. Current ASHA certification (CCC-SLP or CCC-A) is preferred.

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, which houses 9 majors. Research faculty in the College have a typical teaching load of 3 courses per semester and participate in academic advising. Butler offers financial support for research, innovations in curricular development, and travel to present for domestic and international conferences. Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. 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. Additional information about the University and the College can be found at

To apply please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three references to Dr. Tonya Bergeson Questions may be directed to Dr. Bergeson as well. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Actuarial Science Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Statistics

Butler University expects to conduct a search for a tenure-track statistician with appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2020.  Butler University is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with approximately 4900 students, located in a residential area of Indianapolis.  The successful candidate will be a member of the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Actuarial Science.  The Department offers bachelor’s degrees in these three majors.  It also provides support for an interdisciplinary minor in data science as well as the mathematics component for most other University programs, including the University Core Curriculum.

Candidates must have a PhD in statistics or in mathematics with a major emphasis in statistics.  Expectations for the successful candidate include demonstrated excellence in teaching introductory and advanced courses in statistics and possibly data science, success in working with diverse student populations, strong potential for statistics or interdisciplinary research, and readiness to serve collegially within the Department and University. 

The standard teaching load is 9 credit hours per semester.   While the primary teaching focus for this appointment consists of courses in the statistics major and introductory level statistics, special consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated ability to teach courses in support of the data science and/or actuarial science programs.  An interest and ability to mentor undergraduate research in statistics is also highly desirable.

Send (electronic copies only) cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, official transcripts of graduate work, three letters of recommendation with at least one addressing teaching, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence to  Use subject line: Statistics Position

(If necessary, hard copies of graduate transcripts may be mailed to Dr. Chris Wilson, Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Actuarial Science, Jordan Hall 270, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208)       

For more information about the Department, see .

Candidates are invited to apply immediately; review of applications will begin December 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.


Performing and Visual Arts Librarian

Butler University Libraries invite applications for a Performing and Visual Arts Librarian. This position serves as the liaison librarian to the Jordan College of Arts (JCA), with an emphasis on instructional services and support for new information/scholarly initiatives related to performing arts research.  The librarian partners with faculty to provide course-integrated library instruction in support of programmatic student learning outcomes, develops and manages Butler Libraries’ Performing and Visual Arts collections, and provides research support for JCA faculty and students. This is a 12-month, continuing (non-tenured) faculty appointment and reports to the Associate Dean for Instruction and User Services.  This position is expected to fulfill the requirements of faculty status through active contributions in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service.

Responsibilities: Departments that the position liaisons with include:  Art+Design, Art Administration, Dance, Music, and Theatre.  To review the full listing of position responsibilities, read the Performing and Visual Arts Librarian position description.

Description of institution/organization: Butler University’s mission is to provide high quality, integrated liberal arts and professional education programs built upon interactive dialogue and critical inquiry. Library services are central to this mission. In 2012 Butler Libraries engaged in a strategic planning process that resulted in a new vision: Where Knowledge Inspires Transformation. This position supports the vision, priorities, and strategic goals to realign library services to meet the current and future information needs of students and faculty.  An updated 2017-2020 strategic plan further builds on this vision.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications: Successful candidates must have a Master's of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, an undergraduate degree in music or a related performing arts field, and ability to meet minimum qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor as stated in 20.30.30.B.2.a of the Butler University Faculty Handbook.

Applicants for the position should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three professional references to: Josh Petrusa, Associate Dean for Collections and Digital Services, at Screening of applications will begin February 12, 2020.  

GHS Core Instructor - History & Anthropology

Butler University invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in History & Anthropology that will also contribute substantially to Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and the university’s core curriculum. The position is non-tenure track with an initial two-year contract and the possibility of renewal. Appointment begins August 2020.

Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching and a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary education. We envision a candidate with an academic background in History and/or Anthropology, and a research/teaching interest in Gender, Women and Sexuality.  Spatial area and time period focus are open.  Other than this area focus, the Department welcomes candidates whose research and/or teaching is oriented towards the Global South and who—beyond GWSS—could make meaningful contributions to other interdisciplinary programs (International Studies, Peace Studies, and Science, Technology & Environmental Studies).

The position entails a 4/4 teaching load along with service duties to the department and college. Duties will include teaching in Butler’s Global and Historical Studies program (GHS) focusing on the area(s) of the instructor’s expertise. Candidate must be committed to teaching a relatively broad array of topics. Ph.D. required by time of appt.

To apply, please send a letter of application, current curriculum vita, (unofficial) transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching excellence electronically to Paul Hanson, search chair, at Review of applications will begin February 10, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Lecturer in Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Butler University invites applications for a Lecturer position to begin August 2020. This is a one-year non-tenure track position with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. We seek a colleague who is committed to exemplary teaching and collaborative research with undergraduate students.

The successful applicant will be broadly trained in psychology and will have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate courses. During the one-year appointment, the Lecturer will teach sections of Learning or Biological Bases of Behavior, either or both of our Research Methods and Statistics courses, and Introductory Psychology. Standard teaching load is 4 classes per semester, but 1 class per year may be reassigned if the applicant involves our students in high-quality independent research. Position requires a Ph.D. in psychology at time of appointment. 

Send cover letter, CV, statements of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, copies of transcripts, and three (3) letters of reference to Joel M. Martin, Ph.D., Chair of Psychology, at

Applications will be reviewed as they are received; complete applications should be received by February 28, 2020 to ensure consideration. 

Faculty - Doctor of Medical Science Program

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 2020.

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 email 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:, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208.

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.