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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/Associate Professor Of Dance, Tenure Track – Jordan College Of The Arts

The Department of Dance has a strong ballet focus within a liberal arts education and offers BFA, BA and BS degrees in performance, pedagogy and arts administration/dance, with major emphasis on performing and the training of highly competitive dancers.  The program is also committed to providing a strong background in teaching and choreography.  The Department of Dance is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate dance courses in both studio and academic disciplines; expertise in three or more of the following areas is expected: Modern (Contemporary) Technique (all levels), Ballet Technique (all levels), Dance History, Anatomy, Kinesiology, or Pedagogy.
  • Choreographing for Butler Ballet, the student performance ensemble, is also expected, as is attendance at casting meetings, rehearsals and performances.
  • Academic advising, student mentoring, committee participation, and community service are expected of the successful candidate.
  • Continuing excellence in teaching, service, and scholarly activity is expected to qualify for reappointment, tenure, and promotion

 

Qualifications:

  • MFA or MA degree in dance; MFA preferred
  • Strong evidence of professional performance career
  • Evidence of scholastic excellence
  • Demonstrated interest/experience in three or more of the dance subjects stated above.
  • At least three years of university or professional teaching experience.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate classical ballet as a first language and will possess an affinity for contemporary practices of the discipline.
  • Choreographic experience in classical ballet repertoire and a desire to create new contemporary work with a foundation in classical technique.

Experience working with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff is valued.

 

To Apply

Applicants must submit a:

  • Cover Letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Link to examples of choreographic work 
  • Three (3) current letters of recommendation
  • List of three (3) to five (5) references

 Please send completed application materials as a single PDF scan to: Marie Gray, Department of Dance Administrative Specialist, at butlerdance@butler.edu .

 

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

 

Only completed applications will be considered.

 

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. The Jordan College of the Arts, one of the five professional colleges, includes undergraduate programs in arts administration, art + design, dance, music & theatre; a graduate program in music; and the Butler Community Arts School, an arts education program.

 

The Jordan College of the Arts is committed to a diverse faculty and staff. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

 

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.

 

Instructor, Medical Anthropology

Position Overview

Butler University invites applications for a full-time instructor in medical anthropology that will also contribute substantially to the university’s core curriculum. The position is non-tenure track with an initial two-year contract beginning August 2018, and with the possibility of continuing appointment.

 

Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Preference will be given to candidates who complement existing faculty expertise in the Department of History & Anthropology and who can contribute to some of Butler’s interdisciplinary programs (Science, Technology and Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, International Studies, and Peace Studies). Areas of specialization within medical anthropology are open. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in Africa, although candidates working in other geographic areas will be considered.

 

Responsibilities:

The teaching load is 4/4.  Most teaching will be in Butler’s First Year Seminar (FYS) and Global and Historical Studies (GHS) programs; within these programs instructors have latitude to choose courses and topics that utilize their expertise

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Successful candidates will enjoy teaching across disciplines and topics
  • Must be committed to the teaching of writing
  • Applicants should have PhD in hand or anticipate defending by the beginning of their appointment

 

To Apply:

Please send the following electronically to Elise Edwards, search chair, at  medanthrosearch@butler.edu

  •  A letter of application
  • Current curriculum vita, (unofficial) transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Evidence of teaching excellence

Review of applications will begin Feb 26, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

 

 

 

Assistant/Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Ambulatory Care Position

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Butler University is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure-track clinical faculty position in Ambulatory Care. Primary responsibilities include teaching Doctor of Pharmacy students and physician assistant students both in the didactic and experiential components of the curriculum, while providing clinical pharmacy services in a public hospital setting in Indianapolis. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, establishing a program that involves mentoring students and teaching and working collaboratively with faculty on joint teaching and research opportunities especially in the areas of ambulatory care medicine. Candidates should be committed to the development of a multicultural environment, valuing the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the university.

 

The successful applicant must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited institution and be eligible for licensure in the state of Indiana. In addition, candidates must have completed a PGY-1 residency and either a PGY-2 residency or fellowship (or have equivalent experience).

 

Butler is located in a beautiful 290-acre campus that is situated in a residential neighborhood of Indianapolis.  Butler is a student-focused, learning-centered comprehensive university with approximately 4,500 students in the colleges of pharmacy, liberal arts and sciences, fine arts, communication, education and business administration. The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was established in 1904 and offers programs leading to Doctor of Pharmacy, Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Masters of Physician Assistant Studies and Bachelors of Health Sciences.

 

Butler University 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.

 

Applicants for the position should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, summary of teaching experience, and names and addresses of three references to:

Jane Gervasio, PharmD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208.

 

General information about the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Butler University is available at: http://www.butler.edu/cophs/ 

Assistant/Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Pharmacotherapy/ Internal Medicine Position

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Butler University is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure-track clinical faculty position in Pharmacotherapy/Internal Medicine.  Primary responsibilities include teaching Doctor of Pharmacy students and physician assistant students affiliated with Butler University both in the didactic and experiential components of the curriculum, while providing clinical pharmacy services in a public hospital setting in Indianapolis.  Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, establishing a program that involves mentoring students and working collaboratively with faculty on joint teaching and research opportunities especially in the areas of pharmacotherapy/internal medicine. Candidates should be committed to the development of a multicultural environment, valuing the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the university.

 

The successful applicant must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited institution and be eligible for licensure in the state of Indiana. In addition, candidates must have completed a PGY-1 residency and either a PGY-2 residency or fellowship (or have equivalent experience).
 

Butler is located in a beautiful 290-acre campus that is situated in a residential neighborhood of Indianapolis.  Butler is a student-focused, learning-centered comprehensive university with approximately 4,500 students in the colleges of pharmacy, liberal arts and sciences, fine arts, communication, education and business administration. The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was established in 1904 and offers programs leading to Doctor of Pharmacy, Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Masters of Physician Assistant Studies and Bachelors of Health Sciences.

 

Butler University 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.

 

Applicants for the position should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, summary of teaching experience, and names and addresses of three references to:

Jane Gervasio, PharmD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208.

 

General information about the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Butler University is available at: http://www.butler.edu/cophs/

Assistant/Associate Professor of Dance, Tenure Track

POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor of Dance, Tenure Track

 

EFFECTIVE DATE: beginning August 2019 (Fall term)

RANK AND SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate dance courses in both studio and academic disciplines; expertise in three or more of the following areas is expected; Modern (Contemporary) Technique (all levels) Ballet Technique (all levels), Dance History, Anatomy, Kinesiology, or Pedagogy.
  • Choreographing for Butler Ballet, the student performance ensemble, is also expected, as is attendance at casting meetings, rehearsals and performances.
  • Academic advising, student mentoring, committee participation, and community service are expected of the successful candidate.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MFA or MA degree in dance; MFA preferred.
  • Strong evidence of professional performance career.
  • Evidence of scholastic excellence.
  • Demonstrated interests/experience in three or more of the dance subjects stated above.
  • At least three years of university or professional teaching experience.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate classical ballet as a first language and will possess an affinity for contemporary practices of the discipline.
  • Choreographic experience in classical ballet repertoire and a desire to create new contemporary work with a foundation in classical techniques.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience working with students of color.

APPLICATION: Applications should include a cover letter; current curriculum vitae; a link to examples of choreographic work; three current letters of recommendation; and a list of references. Please send application materials as a single PDF scan to:

                                Marie Gray

                                Administrative Specialist, Department of Dance

                                butlerdance@butler.edu

Review of applications will begin August 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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. The Jordan College of the Arts, one of the five professional colleges, includes undergraduate programs in arts administration, art + design, dance, music & theatre; a graduate program in music; and the Butler Community Arts School, an arts education program.

The Jordan College of the Arts is committed to a diverse faculty and staff. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. Butler University 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.

The Department of Dance has a strong ballet focus within a liberal arts education and offers BFA, BA and BS degrees in performance, pedagogy and arts administration/dance, with major emphasis on performing and the training of highly competitive dancers.  The program is also committed to providing a strong background in teaching and choreography.

Butler University is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance.

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track - Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Butler University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor beginning August, 2019. We seek a colleague who is committed to and has a track record of exemplary teaching and high-quality research with undergraduate collaborators.  We seek a psychologist from an applied subdiscipline, such as forensic, I-O, or environmental psychology.

 

The successful applicant will be broadly trained in psychology and will be ready to teach in a multidisciplinary core curriculum.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate research methods and statistics courses.  In addition, preference will be given to those who have taught undergraduate cognitive, biological, or personality psychology.   Standard teaching load is nine (9) credit hours per semester plus an active program of research involving undergraduate collaborators. Position requires a Ph.D. in psychology at time of appointment. 

 

To apply, please submit a 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, PhD., Chair of Psychology, at psychfacultysearch@butler.edu.

 

To assure consideration, complete applications must be received by September 28, 2018.

First Year Seminar and Technical Writing Instructor

The Department of English at Butler University invites applications for a full-time Instructor position in our First Year Seminar and Professional and Technical Writing programs.  The position is a 3-year, renewable appointment with a 4/4 teaching load, with 18 hours in First Year Seminar and six hours in Professional and Technical Writing and/or Rhetoric per year, depending on the needs of the department.  The successful candidate must have a record of effective teaching at the college level and should be a specialist in Rhetoric and Composition, with an emphasis in Professional and Technical Writing.  The position, which begins August 15, 2019, comes with full benefits and a competitive salary.

Desired qualifications include a PhD in Rhetoric/Composition or Writing and evidence of effective teaching in a First-Year Composition and/or Professional and Technical Writing program.  Other desired qualifications include experience in online teaching and relevant professional experience.  We welcome candidates with interest in such topics as social justice and diversity, disability studies, and the rhetorics of underrepresented groups.

Butler’s award-winning First Year Seminar Program engages faculty and students in a vibrant and creative community that values innovation and discovery.  The Butler University Department of English offers dynamic undergraduate programs in literary theory, creative writing, and professional and technical writing, as well as an M.F.A. and an M.A.

Applications should be submitted to sneville@butler.edu no later than January 15, 2018.  Please include a cover letter; CV; three letters of recommendation; and a portfolio of relevant teaching information, including teaching evaluations.

Butler University is an EEO/AA employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and historically under-represented groups. Additional information about Butler University may be found at www.butler.edu.

Assistant/Associate/Efroymson Endowed Chair in Economics

The Lacy School of Business invites applications for a tenure-track position in Economics at either the assistant or associate professor rank.   While this is an open search, appropriately qualified candidates will be considered for the endowed Clarence Efroymson Chair in Economics with the rank of associate professor. 
 

Candidates at any level must have a Ph.D. in Economics and demonstrate that they will be excellent teachers. Preference will be given to candidates who (1) demonstrate a willingness to teach various upper level economics electives, especially those of interest to undergraduate liberal arts and sciences students, and (2) have published in more than one subfield of economics and are interested in interdisciplinary research.  Potential fields of expertise include (but are not limited to): Economic History, Comparative Economic Systems, Law & Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Public Economics, and Political Economy.  The economists are housed in the Lacy School of Business.  Students in the business school can earn a Bachelor of Science in Economics.  Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Fully accredited by AACSB-International, the Lacy School of Business 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.

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.

 

Letters of interest should include a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, and the contact information of three current references. Review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  Interviews will take place at the American Economic Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on January 4-6, 2019.  Applications must be submitted electronically to:

Hilary Buttrick

E-mail: econprofsearch@butler.edu

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.

Lecturer in Sociology

Position Overview

Butler University invites applications for a Lecturer in Sociology, beginning fall 2019. This is a shared position with Butler’s core curriculum and includes the expectation that 50% of the courses taught each year will be in the core.  The position is non-tenure track with an initial two-year contract, with the possibility of continuing appointment.

The teaching load for this position is four courses per semester. The successful candidate will teach two courses in Butler’s First Year Seminar (FYS) program. These are open-topic courses focused on the development of students’ reading, writing, research, and oral communication skills.  Instructors have the opportunity to develop courses with topics consistent with their interests and expertise.  Other courses taught will include introductory sociology and upper-level sociology courses.  Preferred areas in sociology include social inequalities (including class, gender and ethnic), research methods, contemporary social movements, and critical race theory.  Other substantive areas will be considered.

The ideal candidate will have excellent teaching skills, experience teaching writing, and the ability to engage students both inside and outside the classroom.  A PhD in Sociology or late ABD status by fall 2019 is preferred.  

To Apply

Please send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, (unofficial) transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching excellence electronically to:

Dr. Antonio V. Menendez Alarcon, Chair of the search committee at amenende@butler.edu.

Review of applications will begin January 25, 2019 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.

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.