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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.

Chemistry Instructor

As part of the Liberal Arts, the study of chemistry provides an arena where an individual can listen and learn from the works of others while constructing his or her own models of the world. Through the study of chemistry it can be shown that in science, as in our greater lives, people seeking may not arrive at the same truth. Also, ideas and theories are not absolutes and must constantly be subjected to question and in the case of a laboratory science, experimentation.

 

Position Overview

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Butler University invites applications for a one year instructor position with the possibility of renewal set to begin in the fall semester of 2019.  Area of expertise is open, but the teaching responsibility will include organic chemistry lecture and laboratory.

 

Requirements:

Ph.D. in chemistry

 

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a teaching statement, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to chsearch@butler.edu

 

Review of applications will begin on December 14, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

 

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.

Health Sciences Librarian

Position Overview

Butler University Libraries invite applications for a Health Sciences Librarian with a 12-month, continuing (non-tenured) faculty appointment. This position serves as the liaison librarian in support of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS), with an emphasis on support for new initiatives related to the health sciences.

 

Responsibilities:

This position collaborates with faculty in COPHS to facilitate the development of life-long learners with a liberal arts foundation to serve as dedicated, competent health professionals and community leaders. The Health Sciences Librarian provides course-integrated library instruction in support of program-based student learning outcomes, leads collection development for health sciences programs, and provides research support for faculty and students. As a library faculty member, the person in this position also engages in scholarly and professional engagement activities and provides service to the university. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Instruction and User Services. To review the full description, read the Health Sciences 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 new vision, priorities, and strategic goals to realign library services to meet the current and future information needs of students and faculty.

 

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:

Successful candidates must have a Master's of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution at the time of appointment and have the 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.  An educational background in the physical, health, or life sciences or work experience in the health sciences is preferred.

 

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 libraryresumes@butler.edu. Screening of applications will begin January 22, 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, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

 

Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Butler University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, didactic, tenure-track, assistant/associate professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. Responsibilities may include classroom and lab instruction, small group case-based discussion, course management, student advisement and mentoring, program and college committee service, community service, and scholarship. Additional information may be found at Butler College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Butler University is a nationally recognized liberal arts-based institution, ranked 2nd in the Midwest among regional universities, and #1 in the category “Most Innovative Schools” in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report. The physician assistant program is part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary professional college within the university.

Successful candidates will:

  • Be a board-certified PA, MD, or DO
  • Have a minimum of three years of experience
  • Be eligible to obtain a valid Indiana license to practice

A master’s level credential is preferred for PA-Cs, but a candidate willing to earn a master’s level credential may be considered. Prior teaching and/or research experience is preferred, as is demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.

Those interested in applying should submit a formal letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of professional transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references. Please submit all materials in a single PDF file to: PAProgram@butler.edu.  

 

Instructor in Spanish

The department of Modern Languages, Literatures & cultures seeks a full-time non-tenure track instructor in Spanish. It is a position with an initial two year contract and possibility of continuing appointment. The instructor will teach 3-4 courses per semester (24 credit hours annually), principally in lower and intermediate level Spanish, but with the possibility of occasional upper level classes. 

 

The candidate should have a Master’s degree or a PhD (preferred) in the Teaching of Spanish or related field and provide clear evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching (i.e. a quantitative and qualitative summary of student evaluations during the 3 last years), and possess native/near-native proficiency in Spanish and English. Send cover letter, CV (please include courses taught), and two recent letters of recommendation to: Alex Quintanilla, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Spanish and Department Chair -Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures at aquintan@butler.edu

 

Materials received by March 20, 2019 are assured consideration.

 

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 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.

 

Visiting Instructor Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Butler University invites applications for a one year instructor position to begin in August of 2019.  Teaching responsibilities will include general and possibly inorganic chemistry, depending on the individual expertise of the candidate.   A Ph.D. in chemistry is preferred; a Master’s degree in chemistry is required.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a teaching statement, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to chsearch@butler.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Political Science Instructor

The Department of Political Science at Butler University invites applications for a one-­year  full-­ time political science instructor which may be renewable.  We seek an individual with expertise in U.S. Politics and with a demonstrated commitment and ability in teaching.  The candidate should be able to offer an upper-­division course in immigration politics and policy,  racial and ethnic politics or urban politics.  Additional areas of expertise in Latin American Politics or US-­Latin American Politics are preferred.  The instructor will teach four-course sections each semester: two Introduction to (U.S.)  American politics course sections and two  upper-­division courses that draw on the connection between U.S. politics and the candidate's area(s) of expertise. 

Candidates for this position should have earned a doctoral degree in political science or have advanced to candidacy with evidence of substantial progress toward degree completion.  To apply for this position, candidates should email the Political  Science Department  Administrative Specialist, Linda  Cooley (lcooley@butler.edu), with an application letter, evidence of teaching excellence, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.  Review of applications will begin March  25,  2019, and continue until the position is filled. 

More information about the Department of Political Science is available at https://www.butler.edu/political-­science).  The Department also administers the interdisciplinary Peace and Conflict Studies  Program  (https://www.butler.edu/peace-­conflict).    About  Butler:  Butler  University, one of the nation’s leading master’s comprehensive universities, was founded in  1855 on the principle of equal access to higher education for both genders and all races.  Butler encompasses six colleges with an enrollment of  4000 undergraduates and 500 graduate students, and emphasizes a liberal arts education with more than 60 majors.

Adjunct Instructor in Mathematics

The Butler University Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Actuarial Science anticipates hiring a part-time Adjunct Instructor in Mathematics for the Fall 2019 semester. 

 

Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility is to teach one or two introductory level mathematics courses such as calculus for STEM majors, calculus for business, college algebra, or introductory statistics. 

 

Qualifications:

A master’s or doctoral degree (or its equivalent) in an appropriate discipline is required.  Instructors are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, good communication skills, and a commitment to a collegial and supportive academic environment.

 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and evidence of teaching excellence to Ms. Rena Duerksen at rduerkse@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.

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.

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.