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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 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.

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, 2019.  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.

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.  

 

Information Commons Librarian

Butler University Libraries invite applications for an Information Commons Librarian with a 12-month, continuing (non-tenured) faculty appointment. This position leads the planning, management, and oversight of the Butler University Information Commons (IC) program and serves as a liaison to an academic department, providing course-integrated library instruction, collection development, and research support for the faculty and students in the assigned area.  

 

Responsibilities:

The Information Commons Librarian runs a student-staffed, research and technology support service provided in partnership with the Center for Academic Technology; the students in this program staff Irwin Library’s main service point fielding basic research questions, providing instructional technology support, and checking out library materials and equipment.  This position focuses on developing IC student information literacy competencies to support peer-to-peer research support at the service point.  The IC librarian manages two IC program support staff who assist in managing the IC service point. 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 Information Commons 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 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.  Experience in management or supervision 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: Sally Neal, Associate Dean for Instruction and User Services, at libraryresumes@butler.edu. Screening of applications will begin March 18, 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.