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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 of Education – College of Education

Position Overview

The Human Movement and Health Science Education program in the College of Education at Butler University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty member at the assistant professor level.  We are seeking an energetic colleague whose primary teaching responsibilities will be undergraduate and/or graduate courses within the Human Movement and Health Science Education major, Recreation and Sports Studies minor, Physical Well Being in the university core curriculum, and the Hinkle Academy for Wellness and Sport Leadership programs.  Applicants must provide evidence of their expertise and ability to contribute in meaningful ways related to education for lifespan health and human movement, physical activity, physical fitness, recreation and sport.  Additional information about the College of Education may be found on the College of Education web page at www.butler.edu.

 

Responsibilities:

  • The twelve credit hour semester consists of nine semester hours of teaching and three semester hours devoted to scholarly activity.
  • Provide leadership in areas not limited to academic advising.
  • Serve on committees at the college and university level.
  • Engage in the university core curriculum and the unit assessment system.

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Earned doctorate, in a field relevant to the position, from an accredited program. ABD applications will be accepted contingent upon a stated completion date.
  • Evidence of scholarly research.
  • Successful teaching experience with individuals, small or large groups including effective pedagogy and assessment methods.
  • Required knowledge and skills also include innovation, strong interpersonal communication and collaboration, and the use of technology to support learners.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bring knowledge of and/or experience with accreditation.
  • Background and/or experience in working with P-12 learners in a traditional or non-traditional education setting.
  • Evidence of successful supervision of field-based practicum and/or clinical experiences.
  • Evidence of successful professional collaborations.

 

To Apply

Applicants must submit a:

  • Letter of application detailing required and preferred areas of qualification
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and phone numbers of three (3) professional references
  • Official graduate transcript

 

Completed materials should be submitted via email to:

Dr. Tom Keller, Chair of Search Committee

tkeller@butler.edu

 

Screening will begin November 1, 2017 until position is filled. Questions can be sent to tkeller@butler.edu.

Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education – Jordan College of the Arts

Position Overview: The Butler University School of Music, Jordan College of the Arts, is inviting applications and nominations for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education beginning August 2018.

 

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching choral-related courses such as choral methods, rehearsal techniques, music education administration, and vocal pedagogy; teaching other courses in the music education curriculum; and supervision of student teachers. In addition, there is an expectation of connection with local and regional choral programs at both the high school and middle school levels. Academic advising, student mentoring, and service to the university, profession, and community are expected. The ability to teach courses in a secondary area such as music theory or aural skills would be valued. Continuing excellence in teaching, service, and scholarly activity is expected to qualify for reappointment, tenure, and promotion.

 

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in music or music education and successful high-school and/or middle school (choral) teaching experience. 

 

Preferred Qualifications: A doctorate in music education and a record of effective college-level teaching. Experience working with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff, and expertise in repertoire beyond traditional Western art music. A background in developing online courses and/or using online course components, and experience in curricular and program development.

 

Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 1. Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references. Please send application materials as a single PDF file to Joy Rogers, School of Music Secretary, at jlroger1@butler.edu with “Choral Music Ed Search” in the subject line. This advertisement can be viewed online at https://www.butler.edu/hr/faculty-openings.

 

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 regardless of gender or race. The School of Music, one of the first schools in the country accredited by NASM, enrolls over 200 majors pursuing Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a wide variety of curricula including performance, music education, composition, and jazz studies. The Jordan College of the Arts, which includes the School of Music as well as the departments of dance, theatre, arts administration, and art + design, provides focused professional study and collaborative, creative experiences within the context of a strong liberal arts university. We emphasize the development of students as artist-citizens who will become leaders in arts and society.

 

Butler University is located in Indianapolis, the nation's fifteenth-largest city, and home to many prominent musical and educational organizations including Music for All, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, and the American Pianists Association. Butler University was recently ranked the No. 2 Midwest Regional University by US News and World Report. (See https://www.butler.edu/recent-accolades for more information on recent accolades and rankings.)

Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education – Jordan College of the Arts

Position Overview: The Butler University School of Music, Jordan College of the Arts, is inviting applications and nominations for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education beginning August 2018.

 

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching instrumental-related courses such as Comprehensive Instrumental Techniques and Instrumental Methods; additional teaching assignments may include Administration of the School Music Program, courses in conducting and rehearsal techniques, other courses in the music education curriculum, and supervision of student teachers. In addition, there is an expectation of connection with local and regional band and orchestra programs at both the high school and middle school levels. Academic advising, student mentoring, and service to the university, profession, and community are expected. The ability to teach courses in a secondary area such as aural skills, jazz, or artist-level studio instruction would be valued. Continuing excellence in teaching, service, and scholarly activity is expected to qualify for reappointment, tenure, and promotion.

 

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in music or music education, and successful high-school and/or middle school (instrumental) teaching experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications: A doctorate in music education and a record of effective college-level teaching. Experience working with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff, and expertise in repertoire beyond traditional Western art music. A background in developing online courses and/or using online course components, and experience in curricular and program development.

 

Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 1. Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references. Please send application materials as a single PDF file to Joy Rogers, School of Music Secretary, at jlroger1@butler.edu with “Instrumental Music Ed Search” in the subject line. This advertisement can be found online at https://www.butler.edu/hr/faculty-openings.

 

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 regardless of gender or race. The School of Music, one of the first schools in the country accredited by NASM, enrolls over 200 majors pursuing Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a wide variety of curricula including performance, music education, composition, and jazz studies. The Jordan College of the Arts, which includes the School of Music as well as the departments of dance, theatre, arts administration, and art + design, provides focused professional study and collaborative, creative experiences within the context of a strong liberal arts university. We emphasize the development of students as artist-citizens who will become leaders in arts and society.

 

Butler University is located in Indianapolis, the nation's fifteenth-largest city, and home to many prominent musical and educational organizations including Music for All, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, and the American Pianists Association. Butler University was recently ranked the No. 2 Midwest Regional University by US News and World Report. (See https://www.butler.edu/recent-accolades for more information on recent accolades and rankings.)

Instructor of Voice – Jordan College of the Arts

Position Overview: The Butler University School of Music, Jordan College of the Arts, is inviting applications and nominations for Instructor of Voice (soprano, mezzo-soprano, or alto). This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position; the initial contract is for three-years and is renewable beginning August 2018.

 

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include providing excellent private voice instruction to music majors and non-majors, attending and assessing entrance auditions, evaluating degree-required recitals and end-of-semester voice performance exams, and actively participating in the recruitment of voice majors, including providing sample lessons to prospective students. Other teaching duties may include voice-related courses such as diction, vocal repertoire classes, vocal pedagogy, etc. Academic advising, student mentoring, committee participation, and other service are expected of the successful candidate. Continuing excellence in teaching and service is expected to qualify for reappointment.

 

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in music, evidence of professional-level vocal performance, and successful voice teaching.

 

Preferred Qualifications: A doctorate in music, a record of effective college-level voice teaching, and proven success in the recruitment of college music majors. Experience working with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff, and expertise in repertoire beyond traditional Western art music.

 

Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 1. Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references. Please send application materials as a single PDF file to Joy Rogers, School of Music Secretary, at jlroger1@butler.edu with “Voice Search” in the subject line. This advertisement can be viewed online at https://www.butler.edu/hr/faculty-openings. Please do not send recordings, however links to online recordings may be included in the application materials at this time. Candidates advancing to later stages of the search will be asked to provide links to recordings of live performances and video recordings of teaching samples.

 

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 regardless of gender or race. The School of Music, one of the first schools in the country accredited by NASM, enrolls over 200 majors pursuing Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a wide variety of curricula including performance, music education, composition, and jazz studies. The Jordan College of the Arts, which includes the School of Music as well as the departments of dance, theatre, arts administration, and art + design, provides focused professional study and collaborative, creative experiences within the context of a strong liberal arts university. We emphasize the development of students as artist-citizens who will become leaders in arts and society.

 

Butler University is located in Indianapolis, the nation's fifteenth-largest city, and home to many prominent musical and educational organizations including Music for All, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, and the American Pianists Association. Butler University was recently ranked the No. 2 Midwest Regional University by US News and World Report. (See https://www.butler.edu/recent-accolades for more information on recent accolades and rankings.)

Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Tenure-Track) – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Position Overview

The Clowes Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Butler University invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Candidates must possess a PhD in chemistry and expertise in computational chemistry. Held within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the department offers bachelors of chemistry and biochemistry degrees.

 

The primary job responsibilities involve teaching in the area of physical chemistry as well as courses at the introductory level. The successful candidate is expected to develop an active research program in the area of computational chemistry that contributes to Butler’s longstanding commitment to undergraduate research.

 

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

 

Additional information about Butler University can be found at https://www.butler.edu.

 

To Apply

Applicants must submit the following materials for consideration:

  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of research and interests
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

 

Please submit completed materials via email to CHsearch@butler.edu

 

Consideration will begin on September 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Only completed applications will be considered.

Assistant Professor & Herbarium Director – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Position Overview

The Department of Biological Sciences at Butler University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2018. The successful candidate will also serve as the Director of the Friesner Herbarium. We are searching for a botanist with experience in the use and administration of preserved sample collections, including digital curation of collections, who will also complement the teaching and research areas of the current faculty.

 

The Friesner Herbarium contains more than 100,000 preserved specimens, some dating back to the 19th century, with a focus on the flora of Indiana and the Midwest. Information regarding the Friesner Herbarium can be found at www.butler.edu/herbarium.

 

Teaching responsibilities will include an introductory course in either genetics, cell and molecular biology, or ecology and evolutionary biology and an upper-level elective in the area of specialty. The teaching load for this position is five credit hours per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain a research program involving undergraduates.

 

Applicants should have a Ph.D., teaching experience, a strong commitment to undergraduate education, and an interest in working with diverse populations of students. Butler has an established undergraduate research program supported by institutional funds. Start-up funds are available for the position.

 

Applicants should submit a single complete PDF document consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, statement of current and planned research, and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Philip Villani (pvillani@butler.edu). Three letters of recommendation (including one from the candidate’s current position) should be emailed directly from the recommender to the email address above. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately upon receipt, and preference will be given to those received by September 22, 2017.

Assistant Professor – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Position Overview

The Department of Biological Sciences at Butler University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2018. We are searching for a fungal biologist to complement the teaching and research areas of the current faculty. Candidates with expertise in systematics or computational biology are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in genetics, cell and molecular biology, or ecology and evolutionary biology and upper-level electives in the area of specialty. Typical teaching load is nine credit hours per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain a research program involving undergraduates.

Applicants should have a Ph.D., teaching experience, a strong commitment to undergraduate education, and an interest in working with diverse populations of students. Butler has an established undergraduate research program supported by institutional funds. Start-up funds are available for the position.

 

Applicants should submit a single complete PDF document consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, statement of current and planned research, and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Shelley Etnier (setnier@butler.edu). Three letters of recommendation (including one from the candidate’s current position) should be emailed directly from the recommender to the email address above. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately upon receipt, and preference will be given to those received by September 22, 2017.

Assistant Professor of Religion – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Position Overview

Butler University seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor of religion who specializes in Islam, and whose scholarly interests involve critical reflection on issues of social justice and diversity. The candidate should have teaching proficiency in contemporary Middle Eastern and/or African Islam, and should be proficient in Arabic. Additional expertise in Islam elsewhere (e.g., North America, Southeast Asia) is highly desirable, as is the ability to teach upper-level religion courses in other fields outside the program’s existing strengths in biblical studies, Christian theology, Asian religions, and religion and science/science fiction. The successful candidate will teach regularly in Butler’s first year seminar program, and will be able to teach courses of interest to at least one (and preferably more) of the following interdisciplinary majors/minors: Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies; International Studies; African Studies; Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies; and/or Peace and Conflict Studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate clear signs of being a program builder who brings an infectious enthusiasm to the classroom. Teaching load is 3/3.

Candidates should expect to have Ph.D. in hand by August 1st, 2018.  Applications should include a CV, unofficial transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, a 1- or 2-page cover letter briefly outlining research interests and teaching philosophy/experience, a writing sample, and thorough evidence of teaching experience/excellence (evaluations, etc.). 

Direct search inquiries to Chad Bauman (cbauman@butler.edu), Chair of the department/search committee.  Have complete applications and letters of recommendation e-mailed to Claudia Johnson (ckjohns1@butler.edu) by October 1st, 2017.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tenure-Track – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Position Overview

The Department of Philosophy, Religion, and Classics at Butler University seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor whose area of specialization is contemporary social and political philosophy and ethics, and whose scholarly interests involve critical reflection on social justice and diversity, and applied ethics. Teaching competency in some of the following is also desirable: the history of ethics and social/political philosophy, international ethics, ethics of war and peace, philosophy of law, philosophy of race/class/gender, and ethics in non-western traditions. 

In addition to the undergraduate philosophy program, candidates would be expected to regularly teach courses in Butler’s First Year Seminar and/or Global and Historical Studies programs (parts of Butler’s core curriculum), and to contribute to one or more of the college’s interdisciplinary programs: International Studies; Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies; Peace and Conflict Studies; and Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies. The candidate will also be expected to help lead the department’s Ethics minor. The successful candidate will display clear indications of being a program builder with an interest in helping grow the number of Philosophy/Ethics majors and minors, and will demonstrate an inspiring enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching. Teaching load is 3/3. Candidates should expect to complete their PhD by August 1st, 2018.

 

Apply

Applicants must submit the following: a CV; a one- or two-page cover letter briefly outlining research interests and teaching philosophy/experience; unofficial transcripts; three letters of recommendation; a writing sample; thorough evidence of teaching experience/excellence (evaluations, detailed statement of teaching philosophy etc.). 

Direct search inquiries to Tiberiu Popa (tpopa@butler.edu), chair of the search committee.  Please have complete applications and letters of recommendation e-mailed to Claudia Johnson (ckjohns1@butler.edu) by October 22, 2017.  

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Position Overview

Butler University Libraries invite applications for a Scholarly Communications Librarian, a 12-month, non-tenured (continuing appointment) position with the rank of assistant professor, reporting to the Associate Dean for Collections and Digital Services. The Scholarly Communication Librarian position provides leadership for scholarly communication and digital scholarship initiatives at Butler University Libraries. Scholarly communication is a strategic priority for Butler Libraries and this position is responsible for managing and developing the library’s institutional repository (Digital Commons via bepress), digital publishing initiatives, and digital humanities projects. The librarian in this position leads education and outreach to faculty and provides guidance to library colleagues and others on issues relevant to the evolving scholarly publishing landscape, including author rights, open access (OA) publishing, and other publishing trends as related to metrics, tenure, and promotion. The position also serves as the Libraries’ primary resource on copyright compliance, fair use, and other intellectual property issues that pertain to library collections and services. As a library faculty member, the Scholarly Communications Librarian has liaison responsibilities to provide library instruction, collection development, and research support for a selected college or department(s).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assuming primary responsibility of the Digital Commons institutional repository of scholarly and creative works and publications by members of the Butler community; coordinating, overseeing, and assessing the processes (e.g., faculty outreach, copyright compliance) related to the repository’s maintenance and development
  • Supporting and promoting library publishing initiatives, including open access journals and open educational resources (OER)
  • Providing leadership for planning and implementing digitization projects in coordination with University Archives and Special Collections in alignment with the Libraries’ mission and strategic goals
  • Promoting engagement with faculty and students around digital scholarship research and preservation initiatives hosted and supported by the library
  • Collaborating with liaison librarians and members of the Center for Academic Technology to provide tools and educational opportunities to promote knowledge and awareness of copyright requirements and best practices in topics related to scholarly communication
  • Providing leadership in the adoption of best practices in scholarly communication relevant to Butler’s academic mission
  • Serving as a liaison to an academic department, responsible for course-based information literacy instruction, collection development, and faculty support
  • Supervising and directing the work of one full time staff member (Library Associate / Scholarly Communication)

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understand the environment and ethics of information and information-seeking processes to structure library services for users and scholars
  • Understand and apply requirements, best practices, and guidelines for scholarly communication relevant to Butler Libraries’ digital initiatives and processes
  • Communicate scholarly communication issues in a balanced way that can be adjusted to a wide range of audiences across the disciplines
  • Use communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively in a collaborative work environment
  • Use marketing and outreach skills to discover and recruit institutional scholarly input, research data, and other content for inclusion in the institutional repository
  • Apply project management skills to plan, implement, and assess digital scholarship and publishing projects
  • Ability to learn new platforms as well as learning code, or digging into existing code to solve problems on publishing or repository systems
  • Integrate use of relevant current technologies (e.g. Omeka, or other emerging platforms) and tools into everyday practice and demonstrate their value to others
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with diverse groups, including students, faculty, and staff
  • Participate in grant and other external funding opportunities in support of the Libraries’ mission and strategic goals
  • Manage and direct the work of full time staff and sometimes student workers

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, as well as a Juris Doctor degree, or second Master’s degree in a humanities-related field; ability to meet minimum qualifications for the rank of Associate Professor as stated in 20.30.30.B.2.b of the Butler University Faculty Handbook.

Working Conditions:

Office and desk work in Irwin library, some service desk back-up needed periodically.

Reports To:

Associate Dean for Collections & Digital Services

Supervises:

Library Associate / Scholarly Communication (indirect supervision of student workers – shares supervision and quality control for work)

 

To Apply

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 & Digital Services, at jpetrusa@butler.edu.

 

Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the successful applicant will be no earlier than January 1, 2018. 

Assistant Professor – Computer Science & Software Engineering

Position Overview

We invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Computer Science and/or Software Engineering.

Applicants are required to have at least a master’s degree or the equivalent in computer science and a Ph.D. either in computer science or in a closely related discipline, as well as a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment. An ongoing research program is required. Salary and fringe benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Butler is first and foremost an institution that prides itself on excellence in teaching. The successful candidate for this tenure-track position will be expected to teach a variety of courses in computer science at the undergraduate level.  In particular, the ability to teach software engineering courses is preferred.  Alternative pedagogical styles and innovative approaches in the classroom are encouraged, and an ability to work with students with diverse backgrounds is highly valued.  As mentioned above, an active research program is also required, and the area of specialization is open.  Research that approaches the discipline from a new perspective (like removing gender or racial bias in image processing, or accessibility issues in user interface design, for example) is welcome.  A research program that includes undergraduate students is a plus.

 

To Apply

Applicants must submit a:

  • Letter of application
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Brief statement of your teaching philosophy
  • Brief statement of your research program
  • Copy of your transcripts
  • Arrange to have at least three (3) letters of reference sent to us, at least one of which addresses your teaching

Completed materials should be submitted via email to cs-se@butler.edu. Questions may also be submitted to this email address.

For full consideration, applications should be received by November 1st.  

 

Our Work Environment

The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering is a small, vibrant department with 4 full-time faculty and about 100 majors, housed in the beautiful Fairbanks building near the center of campus.  We offer majors in computer science and in software engineering, and the faculty teach 9 credit hours per semester.  For details on our programs please see our website (www.butler.edu/computer-science), or contact the department chair at sorenson@butler.edu

Assistant Professor – Operations Management – Lacy School of Business

The Andre B. Lacy School of Business of Butler University is seeking applicants for a tenure track assistant professor position in Operations Management beginning in August 2018.  We are especially interested in applicants with a strong and demonstrated focus in operations management and supply chain management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Being able to teach Health Care IT or Data Project Management course would be a plus. Applicants must either have a Ph.D or be far enough along so that they will finish their Ph.D by August 2018.

The ideal candidate will share our belief that individual faculty members can make a difference in the life of a student that creativity and risk-taking are important facets of teaching and learning, and that research must be balanced with, and complementary to, excellent teaching. Candidates should have teaching experience and demonstrate that they are committed to becoming an excellent teacher at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  They should also value and have a strong interest in scholarship and provide evidence that they will be productive scholars who will publish research in quality peer-reviewed journals.

Butler University is a private, residential university located on a beautiful 300-acre campus about 10 minutes north of downtown Indianapolis, the twelfth largest city in the United States. It is a national university and a member of the Big East Conference.  Butler is committed to providing personalized liberal and professional education to 4,400 undergraduate and 500 graduate students in its six colleges (Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Communication, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Education, and Arts).  The recently named Lacy School of Business enrolls about 1,000 full-time undergraduates.  It has a part-time MBA program as well as a Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) program and is accredited by AACBS-International.  Plans for a new building for the School of Business are well underway.

Butler is committed to developing a diverse pool of applicants and encourages the application and nomination of women and people of color. Compensation and support are competitive. We will be interviewing candidates at the 2017 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. November 18-20, 2017.  We require all applications to be submitted electronically and addressed to:

 

William D. Terando

Lacy School of Business

Butler University

E-mail: amosprofsearch@butler.edu

Assistant Professor of Education – College of Education Human Movement and Health Science Education

Position Overview

The Human Movement and Health Science Education program in the College of Education at Butler University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty member at the assistant professor level.  We are seeking an energetic colleague whose primary teaching responsibilities will be undergraduate and/or graduate courses within the Human Movement and Health Science Education major, Recreation and Sports Studies minor, Physical Well Being in the university core curriculum, and the Hinkle Academy for Wellness and Sport Leadership programs.  Applicants must provide evidence of their expertise and ability to contribute in meaningful ways related to education for lifespan health and human movement, physical activity, physical fitness, recreation and sport.  Additional information about the College of Education may be found on the College of Education web page at www.butler.edu.

 

Responsibilities:

  • The twelve credit hour semester consists of nine semester hours of teaching and three semester hours devoted to scholarly activity.
  • Provide leadership in areas not limited to academic advising.
  • Serve on committees at the college and university level.
  • Engage in the university core curriculum and the unit assessment system.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Earned doctorate, in a field relevant to the position, from an accredited program. ABD applications will be accepted contingent upon a stated completion date.
  • Evidence of scholarly research.
  • Successful teaching experience with individuals, small or large groups including effective pedagogy and assessment methods.
  • Required knowledge and skills also include innovation, strong interpersonal communication and collaboration, and the use of technology to support learners.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bring knowledge of and/or experience with accreditation.
  • Background and/or experience in working with P-12 learners in a traditional or non-traditional education setting.
  • Evidence of successful supervision of field-based practicum and/or clinical experiences.
  • Evidence of successful professional collaborations.

 

To Apply

Applicants must submit a:

  • Letter of application detailing required and preferred areas of qualification
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and phone numbers of three (3) professional references
  • Official graduate transcript

Completed materials should be submitted via email to:

Dr. Tom Keller, Chair of Search Committee

tkeller@butler.edu

 

Screening will begin November 1, 2017 until position is filled. Questions can be sent to tkeller@butler.edu

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: Dance History, Anatomy, Kinesiology, Ballet Technique (all levels), Choreography, 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.

 

DEAN, COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION

Butler University invites nominations and applications for a visionary, student-centered leader to serve as Dean of the College of Communication. The Dean reports to the Provost and provides strategic leadership for the College.

 

The College of Communication prepares students for success in the digital age and in a global society. The curricular structure reflects the centrality of communication as a basic human right in society. Students learn to analyze, synthesize, speak, write, and create meaningful, socially responsible messages across dynamic communication contexts and media platforms. The College’s innovative, experiential approach to discipline-based education ensures that graduates can excel in their chosen professions or post-graduate study. The strong grounding in liberal arts ensures that graduates are well prepared for civic engagement and to provide leadership in their careers and communities.

 

The College serves more than 540 students majoring in communication fields and approximately 200 undergraduates pursuing minors. The College has 20 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 10 non-tenure-track faculty, 5 staff, and approximately 13 adjuncts. The Dean oversees a budget of approximately $3.3 million.

 

A link to the full profile for this position can be found at: http://www.storbeckpimentel.com/pd/BU/CCOM.pdf

 

Responsibilities:

  • Providing strategic and visionary leadership of the College;
  • Engaging faculty, staff, students, and other constituents in discussions concerning the mission, values, and future of the College;
  • Managing the budget of the College and identifying resources that will help maintain and further develop excellent programs;
  • Leading across a diverse set of professional, social science, and humanities-based programs;
  • Fostering a collegial atmosphere within the College;
  • Encouraging collaboration among departments within the College, between the College and University, and with partner organizations in Indianapolis;
  • Supporting student participation in experiential learning and internships that enhance the learning experience;
  • Promoting the College’s unique curricular and co-curricular opportunities;
  • Fostering an atmosphere of inclusion and enhancing diversity in the College;
  • Enhancing the College’s commitment to internationalization of faculty, students, curriculum, and the student experience;
  • Working collaboratively with the University’s Enrollment Management Division to support recruitment efforts that help the College and University meet its enrollment goals;
  • Working with University Advancement to develop relationships and solicit funds with current and prospective donors, including alumni, friends, parents, corporations, and foundations; and
  • Working effectively with the University’s senior leadership team and being an advocate for both the College and the overall good of the institution.

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A terminal degree in a discipline appropriate to the College
  • A record of impactful scholarship
  • Significant experience leading, managing, and mentoring faculty and staff
  • A leadership style that is transparent and embraces shared governance
  • A commitment to advancing interdisciplinary collaboration and the ability to promote and support the wide range of disciplines within the College
  • A track record of enhancing student success and learning outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience developing experiential learning and internship opportunities for students
  • Support for innovative partnerships and initiatives which enhance the visibility of the College
  • Demonstrated commitment to issues related to diversity, inclusion, social justice, and internationalization
  • Ability to contribute actively in recruitment activities and enrollment initiatives
  • Prior work with the strategic planning process, including development and execution
  • Current knowledge of 21st century trends, challenges, and opportunities in the fields of communication and mass communication in a rapidly changing media world
  • Demonstrated experience effectively managing resources
  • Ability to identify resources that will help advance the mission of the College
  • Experience working with external stakeholders, which may include alumni, donors, industry, government, and community partners
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to work effectively with members of the University’s Executive Council, the Provost’s Advisory Council, the Faculty Senate, and the Staff Assembly to enhance the overall quality of the institution

To Apply

Applicants must submit a:

  • a letter of interest
  • curriculum vitae
  • the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least five professional references

 

Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position to the search firm assisting the University at the contact information below:

Ryan Crawford, Partner | Gretchen Hoffman, Senior Associate

901 Mopac Expressway South

Barton Oaks Plaza One, Suite 300

Austin, TX 78746

(737) 210-1218

r.crawford@storbeckpimentel.com | g.hoffman@storbeckpimentel.com

Refer to code “BU-CCOM” in subject line

 

Instructor of Art History, (Non-tenure Track) – Jordan College of the Arts, Art + Design

Positon Overview

The Art + Design program at Butler University invites applications and nominations for a full time, non-tenure track Instructor of Art History to begin Fall 2018.  Butler University, one of the nation’s leading master’s comprehensive universities, was founded in 1855 by abolitionist Ovid Butler on the principle of equal access to higher education regardless of gender or race. The Jordan College of the Arts, which includes the Art + Design Program  as well as the departments of dance, theatre, arts administration, and the School of Music, provides focused professional study and collaborative, creative experiences within the context of a strong liberal arts university. We emphasize the development of students as artist-citizens who will become leaders in arts and society.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper division courses in Contemporary and Modern Art and/or Design History as well as survey courses.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with areas of focus in Social Justice, Diversity, or Non-Western Art History. Course offerings should include developing student competency in research and writing.
  • The position supports students in the Art + Design Program and delivers classes as part of the university core curriculum. Academic advising, student mentoring, committee participation, and community service are expected of the successful candidate.
  • The ability to teach courses in a secondary or studio area would be valued. Continuing excellence in teaching and service is expected to qualify for reappointment.

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated quality teaching, commitment to the professional development of students, and participation in service activities.
  • A PhD is required prior to appointment, plus a record of research and /or scholarship, and teaching at the college level.
  • Experience working with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff is valued. In addition, it is expected that the candidate will have a background in developing online courses or using online course components.

APPLICATION:

Review of applications will begin February 20, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references.

Please send application materials as a single PDF file to Amy Aldridge, Art + Design Program Administrative Assistant, at artpos@butler.edu.

 

Department Chair and Graduate Program Director Professor or Associate Professor - College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Positon Overview

Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences invites applications for the position of chair and graduate program director in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. This full-time tenured or tenure track position is a 12-month appointment at the rank of professor or associate professor.

 

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers four academic programs: Doctor of Pharmacy, Masters of Physician Assistant Studies, Masters of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences. The College and the University faculty encourage and promote opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

 

The College is seeking a collaborative leader who will enhance and expand the department’s vision for advancing education and research in the pharmaceutical sciences.

 

Primary responsibilities of the chair are:

  •  To provide strategic direction for the department, creative and innovative leadership in teaching, research and service. Candidates must have a strong commitment to instructional learning and will be expected to teach in courses in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs; maintain a productive, independent research program that complements the activities of the Department; and develop partnerships within the scientific community.
  • In addition to supervision of faculty and staff within the department, the chair is responsible for oversight and leadership of the Masters of Pharmaceutical Sciences degree program and the integrity of the foundational biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. The chair is a member of the Executive Committee in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and reports directly to the dean.

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

Applicants must have a PhD in a biomedical or pharmaceutical science, be an accomplished educator, and desire to work collaboratively with other members of leadership in the College to advance the mission.

Additional desired qualifications include previous academic leadership experience, experience in mentoring junior faculty and students, development of research programs, and budgetary oversight.

Applicants must have evidence of substantial and sustained experience in research, teaching, and service sufficient to merit tenure and appointment at the rank of professor or associate professor.

 

Review of applications will begin on March 5, and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Applicants should submit:

A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, summaries of both teaching philosophy and research goals, and the names and contact information of three professional references to: Jane Gervasio, PharmD, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208 or via email to: jgervasio@butler.edu

 

Healthcare Administration/ Management Assistant/Associate Professor - College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Positon Overview

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Butler University is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position in Social and Administrative Science with a focus in Health System Pharmacy Administration.  Candidates should have teaching and research experience in one or more of the following areas: health systems administration, quality improvement, health services research, patient safety, managed care administration, or specialty distribution.

 

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers four academic programs: Doctor of Pharmacy, Masters of Physician Assistant Studies, Masters of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences. The College and the University faculty encourage and promote opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Teaching Doctor of Pharmacy students both in the didactic and experiential components of the curriculum
  • Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, establishing a research program that involves mentoring students and working collaboratively with faculty on joint teaching
  • Research opportunities especially in the areas of pharmacy administration, practice based research, and health care delivery

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

The successful applicant will possess a doctorate in Social and Administrative Sciences or a related field, or a PharmD degree with advanced experience or training in a social or administrative discipline (e.g., residency, fellowship or master’s degree. A doctorate at time of appointment is preferred, but ABD candidates close to completion will be considered.

 

Applicants should submit:

A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, summary of teaching experience, and names and addresses of three references to Annette McFarland, PharmD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208 or via Email address: amcfarla@butler.edu

 

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.

 

 

 

Instructor of Communication, Department of Communication and Media Studies

Position Overview

The Department of Communication and Media Studies seeks to fill a three-year, renewable position for an Instructor in the College of Communication with a specialization in organizational leadership studies. To learn more about the College of Communication, please visit: http://www.butler.edu/ccom

 

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching organizational leadership courses in the department
  • Teaching service courses including Speech for Business and public speaking
  • Teaching 24 credit hours annually, service, and professional activities

 

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree required; preference will be given to candidates who hold a terminal degree and candidates with experience in teaching public speaking courses for business and communication majors

 

To Apply:

Candidates are invited to submit a brief letter of application, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., most recent student evaluations of teaching, etc.) and curriculum vitae to Mary Proffitt, Assistant to the Dean, at mproffit@butler.edu

Please direct questions to Suzanne Reading, chair of the search committee at reading@butler.edu

 

Formal review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue for thirty days.

 

This institution offers benefits to same-sex domestic partners.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Diversity Initiatives Facilitator

Position Overview

Butler University is seeking qualified applicants for a full time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position in Department of Health Sciences.  We are seeking an energetic colleague with teaching and research experience in the areas of public health and health disparities, as well as experience with recruiting, supporting, and retaining students from under-represented populations.  Applicants should have the desire to work collaboratively with students, staff, faculty, and administrators from all areas of campus.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teaching:
    • Teach public health and health disparities courses to undergraduate health science, healthcare & business, and pharmacy students.
    • Provide support to other courses as needed.
    • Provide academic advising to undergraduate health science and/or healthcare and business students
  • Service:
    • Assist the College with recruiting, supporting, retaining, and graduating students from underrepresented populations.
    • Actively participate in committees/work groups within the Department of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and/or University as needed
    • Increase and strengthen existing relationships with health & education related organizations in the Indianapolis community
  • Scholarly activity:
    • Research and publication per individual interests and expertise
    • Mentoring and advising undergraduate student research

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

Successful candidates will possess a terminal degree in a field directly related to health sciences/healthcare education. A doctorate at time of appointment is preferred.  However, ABD candidates close to completion may also be considered.  Previous academic experience desired.   

 

To Apply:

Applicants should submit:

A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, summary of teaching & diversity support experiences, and names and contact information for three references, as a single document, to Dr. Brenda Quincy at bquincy@butler.edu

 

Timeline:  Review of applications will begin March 19, 2018 and will 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, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.