Faculty Openings

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.

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

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 postgraduate 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. From a communications-study perspective, Indianapolis offers a compelling array of advantages, including being in a top-15 media market with a significant sports presence and the communications opportunities (part-time jobs, internships, clinical observations, etc.) that this offers. In addition, the University offers elements of a large public university in an intimate residential setting.

The College was established in 2010 and has grown to more than 530 undergraduate students in a variety of communication majors and serves more than 200 undergraduate minors.  The college houses a graduate degree and graduate certificate program in strategic communication. The College is home to 40 faculty, along with ~12 industry professionals who serve as contingent faculty, and five staff members. The Dean oversees a budget of approximately $3.7 million in addition to college endowment and gift accounts.

Following is a list of undergraduate programs by department/School:

Positions on the leadership team reporting to the Dean include:

  • Associate Dean
  • Chair, Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Chair, Communication & Media Studies
  • Director, Pulliam School of Journalism and Creative Media
  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • Chair, Strategic Communication
  • Assistant to the Dean
  • Multimedia Coordinator
  • Technical Services Coordinator
  • Internship Director

The University

Founded in 1855 by abolitionists on the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion, Butler admitted women and people of color on an equal basis with white males, a radical stance for the time. We seek an academic leader poised to continue this strong legacy of inclusivity.

Butler University is a nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Approximately 4,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students are enrolled at Butler, representing 46 states and 24 countries. Butler emphasizes the Big Four for its undergraduate students:

  • Internships
  • Service Learning
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

All undergraduate students engage with the community through the Indianapolis Community Requirement, and 95% of Butler students will have participated in some form of internship, student teaching, clinical rotation, research, or service learning at graduation. This community‐centered immersion, coupled with classroom learning that nurtures critical thinking, effective communication, cooperative teamwork, and ethical decision making, prepares students for both professional success and to have lasting impact in their communities.

Our graduates enjoy significant success, as demonstrated by the University’s 99 percent placement rate within six months of graduation. Butler was recently listed as the No. 1 regional university in the Midwest, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings, and is included in The Princeton Review’s annual “best colleges” guidebook.

The Butler Strategic Direction

Butler University’s strategic direction, Butler Beyond, demonstrates a commitment to embracing and supporting learners of all life stages and backgrounds. Butler, known for its high quality undergraduate residential education, recognizes different learners have different needs and, therefore, may require different models of education. Butler’s strategic direction is focused on advancing three models of education—enhancing the traditional undergraduate model, growing and broadening its lifelong learning model, and developing a new, highly accessible and inclusive model. Building from an adult focused program portfolio and corporate relationships already established through Butler’s Executive Education division and Butler’s six Colleges, the University plans to dramatically expand offerings and delivery methods to support non-traditional learners, including alternative credentials, career-focused training, corporate education, and greater online degree and non-degree programs. Leveraging reputation, corporate and community networks and its Indianapolis location, Butler believes it can create a partnership model unlike any institution in Indiana to serve the talent and lifelong learning needs of not only the state but regional and national learners that desire high-quality adult and online options. The Lilly Endowment Inc. (LEI) Foundation believes in Butler’s ability to fulfill this mission as well, and recently awarded $10M to the University as part of the Endowment’s Charting The Future of Indiana’s Colleges and Universities (CTF) education initiative. The grant will help fund initiatives in the University’s Butler Beyond strategic direction.

Enrollment

Butler’s sustained enrollment growth over the past decade is significant. The University will welcome its third largest first-year incoming class this fall (1,238). Within the last five years, Butler has enrolled four of the five largest-ever first-year classes. Since 2013, applications to the University have increased 42% overall with a notable increase in out-of-state applicants (24%) and students of color (65%).

Advancement

Butler’s Advancement operation is also growing tremendously. On May 31, 2022, Butler celebrated its largest and most successful philanthropic effort with the conclusion of Butler Beyond: The Campaign for Butler University with contributions of more than $263.5 million. Gifts to the Butler Beyond campaign are advancing the University’s mission through new and enhanced campus infrastructure, an expanded scholarship endowment, and access to transformational new experiential learning opportunities and degree pathways for current and future Butler students.

Leadership

President

Since becoming the 21st President of Butler University in 2011, James Danko has devoted himself to guiding Butler toward national recognition as a thought‐leader in transformative, student‐centered higher education. President Danko served as Dean of the Villanova School of Business and as Associate Dean at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. President Danko also taught entrepreneurship and served in leadership roles at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Babson College, and the University of Michigan. President Danko received his bachelor’s degree in religious studies from John Carroll University and his MBA from the University of Michigan.

Provost

Brooke Barnett joined Butler in 2019 as the Dean of the College of Communication and Professor of Communication, and began serving as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on April 1, 2021. She was officially named Provost on March 15, 2022 concluding a national search. Brooke earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication Studies at Georgetown College. She earned her Master of Arts in Journalism and doctorate in Mass Communication with a concentration in Law and Visual Communication at IU-Bloomington. Prior to her arrival at Butler, Brooke’s career as a teacher and scholar spanned more than 25 years including at Elon serving nine years on the President’s senior cabinet, as Associate Provost for Academic and Inclusive Excellence, and as chair of the faculty governing body.

The Community

Indianapolis, the 13th largest city in the U.S., has raced ahead of its competition in recent years. From a business standpoint, the city is home to the NCAA, pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, media trailblazer Emmis Communications, and has quickly become the Silicon Valley of the Midwest, with a growing tech community anchored by Salesforce. The city boasts more than 100 live performing art venues, including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and The Lawn. The city’s downtown consists of six cultural enclaves, distinct neighborhoods all connected via the Cultural Trail, an eight mile urban biking/walking trail taking users to the front door of more than 300 restaurants and 250 museums. With professional sports franchises representing the NBA, WBNA, NFL, and minor league baseball, soccer, and hockey, live sports events are always on the horizon. Indy was recently named the “Most Underrated Food City in the Nation” by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. Forbes helps showcase all there is to do and see in Indy. The Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America six years in a row by Airports Council International, and offers more than 1,000 flights a week. Click VisitIndy.com and see why residents and visitors alike love Indy.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the next Dean include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing strategic and visionary leadership across the diverse set of professional, social science, and humanities based programs represented in the College and charting/leading a bold path forward to ensure the College’s long-term success;
  • Engaging faculty, staff, students, and other constituents collaboratively 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;
  • Fostering a collegial, inclusive, and equitable 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;
  • Creating and sustaining an intentionally diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning and working environment among students, faculty, and staff that includes fostering a warm, welcoming atmosphere;
  • 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;
  • Serving as the College’s key fundraiser, partnering 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

The successful candidate should possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • An ability to shape a vision, think and plan strategically and execute plans at a high level;
  • An ability to work independently in leading and advancing the college;
  • Some combination of an advanced degree and significant professional experience or a doctorate and some professional experience;
  • Significant experience leading, managing, and mentoring colleagues;
  • A record of impactful scholarship and teaching;
  • A leadership style that is transparent and embraces shared governance;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and social justice
  • 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 and/or supporting experiential learning and internship opportunities for students;
  • Support for innovative partnerships and initiatives to enhance the visibility of the College;
  • 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; and
  • The ability to work effectively with members of the President’s Cabinet, 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.

Nomination and Application Process

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. However, to assure the fullest consideration, candidates are encouraged to have complete applications submitted to BT Consulting Group as soon as possible. Requested application materials include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least five professional references. All applications, nominations, and inquiries will remain confidential. References will not be contacted until after the first screening of applications and then only after the applicant has given explicit permission. All application materials must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

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

ButlerCcomDean@bt-consult.com

Robert Bonner or Scott Levine
BT Consulting Group
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
610-304-7097
rbonner@bt-consult.com or slevine@bt-consult.com

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

 Dean of Libraries Butler University

Butler University seeks an innovative and collaborative leader committed to fostering excellence in student learning, providing access to comprehensive educational resources, and advancing research and scholarship as its next Dean of Libraries. This is an exciting opportunity to support new and diverse networks via online masters and certificate programs, enhance interactions with the university’s colleges, and to propel Butler University to national recognition as a visionary and entrepreneurial university. The ideal candidate will understand the evolving roles of academic libraries in higher education and will lead efforts in space utilization, information literacy, and digital collection initiatives that are inclusive and accessible to the learning needs of undergraduate, graduate, and online students. The successful candidate will possess a growth mindset, a forward-thinking approach to technology, and a willingness to be flexible and innovative in directing library resources and instructional support towards university initiatives that will ensure that Butler University is at the forefront of 21st-century educational delivery.

Butler Libraries consist of a variety of units: Irwin Library (the main library) as well as the Science Library, Special Collections, Rare Books, the University Archives Department, and a self-service Education Resource Library. Housed in Irwin Library, the University’s Center for Academic Technology has a strong and interconnected relationship with the Libraries, collaborating together in an innovative Information Commons student employment program. The Library strives to serve as a center for the Butler community, to work with students and faculty in both traditional and online environments, to support and showcase faculty scholarship through its digital commons portal, and to digitize its unique Special Collections and University Archives which will serve researchers at Butler and beyond.

The Dean supervises a unit comprising 11 faculty librarians and 12 library staff, with an annual budget of approximately $3.8 million.

About the University

Butler University, a private university founded in 1855 by attorney and abolitionist Ovid Butler, is home to about 4,000 undergraduate and 700 graduate students in six colleges that offer more than 60 academic majors. Butler is growing an online graduate and professional program presence; has completed and is in the process of completing a number of academic building projects, including an expansion and renovation of Butler’s Sciences complex (which includes a newly renovated Science Library); and recently completed a successful comprehensive fundraising campaign: Butler Beyond. Academically, Butler continues to invest in enhancing student success, recently completing a formal review of Butler’s first-year experience programming.

Butler’s sustained enrollment growth over the past decade is significant. The University will welcome its third largest first-year incoming class this fall (1,238); within the last five years, Butler has enrolled four of its five largest-ever first-year classes. Since 2013, applications to the University have increased 42% overall with a notable increase in out-of-state applicants (24%) and diverse students (65%).

Located in Indianapolis, a thriving metropolitan area of approximately 1.5 million, Butler occupies 290 acres in a vibrant and diverse neighborhood near the White River on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The University offers liberal arts and professional education with the goal of fostering lifelong learning, community service, and global awareness.

Responsibilities

  • Create an innovative strategic vision for Butler Libraries to support student learning, faculty scholarship, and digital initiatives, and work in partnership with the University’s academic and divisional leadership to advance strategic planning goals.
  • Provide operational leadership to assure the fiscal integrity of the Library, with a commitment to fundraising and alternative revenue generation to support library programming, spaces, collections, and technology.
  • Assess resources and services to determine how to strengthen the Libraries’ impact on student learning, faculty scholarship, and creative activities.
  • Ensure the acquisition of robust learning resources, including open educational resources (OERs).
  • Ensure that Library services are readily available to all users, and partner with the Center for Academic Technology (CAT) to develop and implement inclusive and learner-centered information literacy instruction, resources, and support to be delivered online.
  • Partner with CAT and Butler IT to facilitate the integration and use of library instruction materials in learning management systems and other online environments and ensure compliance with ADA guidelines and higher education standards.
  • Support excellence in library staff development by advocating for and promoting librarian and staff professional growth and facilitating an environment of team-building and collaboration.
  • Engage in university-wide responsibilities, including serving on leadership bodies such as the Provost’s Advisory Council, along with other responsibilities and direct reports to be negotiated based on the candidate’s area of interest and/or expertise at up to 20% of time.
  • Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a demonstrated commitment to transparent and ethical decision-making through consensus building.
  • Partner with University Advancement to find, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual, corporate, and foundation philanthropy in support of University Libraries.
  • Engage, as time permits, in library instruction to stay connected to the librarian’s role in delivering academic curricula.
  • Promote Butler’s libraries and exhibit leadership in professional organizations, including the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold an MLS degree from an ALA-accredited university;
  • Demonstrate increasingly responsible leadership experience in a higher education library setting;
  • Have a minimum of five years of related work experience;
  • Demonstrate experience in planning, prioritizing, and monitoring budgets in an academic environment;
  • Be knowledgeable about current trends in library technology, online learning, collections, instruction and reference, and facilities, along with understanding the priorities and interdependencies of each functional area;
  • Lead grant-writing and fundraising initiatives; and
  • Demonstrate excellence in interpersonal, teaching, and collaborative skills as well as a commitment to supporting the academic experiences and interests of an intellectually and culturally diverse campus community.

Two of Butler’s key strategic goals are “to create an intentionally diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community,” and to “build a culture of empowerment, engagement, and accountability.” Therefore, a successful candidate will actively contribute to building an inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population. Academic and professional credentials should include a record of achievement sufficient for academic appointment. This is a 12-month administrative position with non-tenure faculty status at the rank of Full Professor which reports to the Provost.

Review of applications will begin September 30, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit an application electronically, including a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, a statement on the candidate’s commitment to and experience in advancing equity, inclusion, and access in their professional work, and references to butlerdol@bt-consult.com.

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at Butler University has openings for two tenure track faculty members with expertise in Stratification and Inequality.  We seek two colleagues with strong research agendas and a commitment to inclusive, excellent undergraduate teaching to join our department at the level of Assistant Professor starting August 2023.

The successful candidates will have research specializations and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: Race/Ethnicity, Class, and Gender; Urban Community; Global/Transnational Sociology; Immigration; Crime/Victimization; Law and Society; Public Policy; Political Sociology; and Social Movements.  Special consideration will be given to candidates who provide evidence of promising research and teaching agendas in these areas, infuse critical perspectives in their scholarship and teaching, and can contribute courses toward our growing major in Criminology.  Strong methodological skills (both qualitative and quantitative) are also preferred, as are candidates with an interest in exploring service-learning opportunities.

The teaching load for tenure track faculty is 3 courses per semester.  In addition to teaching courses in their respective sub-fields there may also be opportunities to teach required sociology courses (i.e. Introduction to Sociology, Theory, Research Methods, Senior Seminar), to develop additional courses in criminology, as well as to contribute to interdisciplinary programs in International Studies, Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and/or Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies.  Ideal candidates will have a commitment to directing undergraduate research and internships, implementing other engaged-learning pedagogies, and will have a record of supporting BIPOC, working class, and first-generation students.  Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. in Sociology before August 1, 2023, and preference will be given to those who demonstrate a commitment to building an inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population.

Housed in Butler University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of Sociology and Criminology has six full-time faculty.  We offer degrees in sociology and criminology, with an optional concentration in social work and social policy within the sociology major as well as combined majors with psychology.  The Department is committed to intersectional and critical approaches to the study of stratification and inequality, and is keenly interested in diversifying its faculty.  Thus, we encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups in higher education.  For more information about the department, see https://www.butler.edu/arts-sciences/sociology-criminology/.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts of graduate work, teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence, a representative sample of scholarly work, as well as a statement of research plans and a teaching philosophy that provides evidence of their commitment to fostering inclusive learning.  Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide at least three letters of recommendation.

Application materials should be sent electronically to soc-application@butler.edu.  For questions about the position, contact Dr. Stephen Barnard, Department Chair and chair of the Search Committee: sbarnard2@butler.edu.  Review of applications will begin September 15, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.

Butler University is a comprehensive, liberal arts-based institution with a student population of 5,500 (4,500 undergraduate), located in a residential area of Indianapolis.  Butler is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

The Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences program at Butler University invites applications for a faculty position for a 9-month tenure-track assistant professor to begin in the academic year 2023- 2024. We seek a dedicated teacher-scholar-mentor committed to the merger of theory and practice, experiential learning, and inclusive pedagogies.

Responsibilities include: Teaching undergraduate courses such as Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing, Phonology, Speech and Hearing Science; developing or continuing a research program; supervising students; and providing leadership and service to the university community.

The candidate will join an active and productive program in the College of Communication. The department has 120 undergraduate students who participate in a variety of experiential learning opportunities, including in-house speech/language and audiology clinics. In addition, the program has strong professional connections in the community and students who are actively interested in research. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and intercultural development in an educational and work environment and be able to contribute to diverse representation in the curriculum as well as the inclusion efforts on campus.

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

About the University and the College of Communication: Butler University is a comprehensive, liberal-arts based private university located in the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Indianapolis and is committed to undergraduate teaching excellence. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students across its six colleges, including the College of Communication, which houses 9 majors. Research faculty in the College have a typical teaching load of 3 courses per semester and participate in academic advising. Butler offers financial support for research, innovations in curricular development, and travel to present for domestic and international conferences. Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity at Butler University are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. Additional information about the University and the College can be found at www.butler.edu.

To apply please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three references to Dr. Tonya Bergeson. Questions may be directed to Dr. Bergeson as well. Review of applications will begin in August 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

The Lacy School of Business at Butler University seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in Accounting. We are especially interested in applicants with a strong focus on Financial Accounting. Also, being able to teach Information Systems and/or Managerial Accounting is a plus. The position start date is August 2023, and the standard teaching load is nine credit hours per semester with release time made available based on research productivity. A willingness and ability to teach online is also expected. Applicants must either have a PhD or complete their PhD by August 2023.

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, and the contact information of three current references. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service has prepared them to contribute to engagement with and inclusion of culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and intercultural development in an educational and work environment and will be willing to contribute to building an inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population. Additionally, successful candidates will share our belief that individual faculty members can make a difference in the life of a student, with creativity and risk-taking as important facets of teaching and learning. Further, research must be balanced with, and complementary to, excellent teaching.

The Accounting program at LSB is outstanding. The successful candidate will contribute to an undergraduate and the Master’s program whose graduates are in high demand by both Big Four and regional accounting firms, as well as the industry.

Fully accredited by AACSB-International, the Lacy School of Business enrolls about 1,100 full-time undergraduate students and offers a Masters in Professional Accounting, an MBA, a Master of Management, and a Master of Science in Risk Management. A new building housing LSB opened in Fall 2019. A vibrant university, Butler is committed to providing personalized liberal and professional education to 4,600 undergraduate and 500 graduate students in its six colleges (LSB, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Communication, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Education, and the Jordan College of the Arts). Extensive internship and service opportunities are made possible by Butler’s location five miles from downtown Indianapolis, the twelfth largest city in the United States. Learn more about Indianapolis at www.indy.org.

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category. Preliminary interviews for this position will be conducted at the American Accounting Association Meeting in San Diego August 1 thru 3, 2022.  We require all applications to be submitted electronically and addressed to:

Dr. William Terando, Search Committee Chair
Accounting Department
Lacy School of Business
Butler University

E-mail: AmosProfSearch@butler.edu

The Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences seeks a collegial, dynamic faculty member to provide innovative teaching and conduct productive research in a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. A vibrant university located in a growing metropolitan area, Butler is committed to providing a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students and seeks applicants who will engage in and contribute to those values.

Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree, specializing in medicinal chemistry, computational chemistry with an
    emphasis on biologically active compounds, or a related field.
  • Active engagement in research broadly related to medicinal chemistry: areas of current
    emphasis include cheminformatics, computational chemistry, drug discovery, and synthetic
    chemistry incorporating big data.
  • Candidates in the early stages of postdoctoral research are encouraged to apply, even if their
    primary findings are not yet published.
  • Ideally, candidates would have teaching experience and a desire to use innovative teaching
    methods to educate pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists.

Job Description:

  • The main teaching responsibilities of the hired applicant will be medicinal chemistry lectures,
    focusing on structure activity relationships of drug classes, and group learning sessions in the
    Doctor of Pharmacy program, in a four course series titled “Principles of Drug Action”, which
    integrates medicinal chemistry and pharmacology. The hired applicant will also teach courses
    for M.S. programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences and/or Data Analytics.
  • The hired applicant will be expected to provide innovative and varied learning experiences. The
    Butler Center for Academic Technology (CAT) (https://www.butler.edu/academic-technology) supports learning by working with faculty to promote thoughtful and effective use of academic technology and instructional approaches.
  • The hired applicant will engage students in the Doctor of Pharmacy, M.S. in Pharmaceutical
    Sciences, and M.S. in Data Analytics degree programs in research experiences.
  • The hired applicant is expected to seek extramural research funding and conduct innovative
    research in a collaborative fashion that integrates the chemical and life sciences. We are
    particularly interested in candidates who bridge chemical and biological information using
    large, diverse datasets.
  • The salary is fully supported by the university on a year-round (12-month) basis.
  • Starting date is flexible.

There are unique opportunities for interactions and collaborations between basic scientists and clinical
pharmacists at Butler University. In a 5,000 square foot state-of-the-art collaborative laboratory, current faculty engage in NIH and NSF-funded research involving bioinformatics, precision medicine, drug discovery, and data analytics. Computational researchers also have ample access to multiple
supercomputers on campus. Furthermore, there are opportunities to develop collaborations in
Indianapolis with institutes and companies within the 16Tech innovation district
(https://www.16tech.com/), an initiative that brings together technology and biosciences in areas that
link big data to molecular mechanisms.

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a diverse set of programs leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, and Bachelor of Science in Healthcare and Business degrees. Butler University offers personalized liberal and professional education to students in its six colleges (Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Communication, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Education, and the Arts). Ranked #1 as ”best undergraduate teaching” and ”most innovative schools” in the Midwest region by U.S. News and World Report, Butler is located just five miles from downtown Indianapolis, a cultural center and life sciences hub (https://www.biocrossroads.com/top100/). General information about the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Butler University is available at https://www.butler.edu/pharmacy-health/.

Application

Your application should contain a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, 2-page research statement (including a 5 year plan), and 1-page statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion addressing the following two questions: “What does diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) mean to you?” and “How will you commit yourself to fostering your definition of DEI in our program?” Please submit your full application as a single PDF file to Rebecca Welch, rwelch@butler.edu. Questions should be sent to Dr. Marcos Oliveira, moliveir@butler.edu. Review of applications will begin on June 13, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

The College of Education (COE) at Butler University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track lecturer in counselor education with an expected start date of August 2023. This is an on-campus, Indianapolis-based position. The successful candidate will have the following qualities:

  • Experience and expertise in the practice and teaching of mental health counseling.
  • Demonstrated commitment to interrupting and eliminating inequitable outcomes, removing barriers, and creating inclusive conditions for individuals and communities regardless of any predictive identities.
  • Alignment with the COE Shared Commitments.
  • Ability to support learners from a variety of backgrounds with strong, student-centered, inclusive instructional methods in a fully online format.

Minimum requirements: Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling or a closely related field by contract start date; experience and excellence in the practice of mental health counseling; experience and excellence in providing instruction and supervision to graduate students in counseling; evidence of sustained commitment and action towards diversity, equity, and inclusion in educational settings; and experience working with students and clients from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Preferred requirements: Doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision from a CACREP accredited program; experience and excellence in school counseling; knowledge and skill related to teaching and learning in a fully online format; and expertise and interest in developing new courses related to addictions, neuro-counseling, and psychopharmacology. We are particularly interested in applicants from identity groups currently underrepresented in the field of counseling.

Expectations: Teach 12-credit hours of courses each semester across the fully online MS in Mental Health Counseling and MS in School Counseling programs; in partnership with our online program management provider, create and/or adapt courses for online delivery; participate in service to the COE and University, including as an academic advisor to graduate students in counseling.

To apply, candidates must submit:

  • A letter of application outlining qualifications and interest in the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information of two professional references who can speak to the candidate’s excellence as a teacher and counselor

Materials should be submitted to Dr. Nick Abel, College of Education, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 or via email to coesearch@butler.edu. Screening of applicants will begin September 26, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.  For more information about the College of Education, please visit the COE website at https://www.butler.edu/coe.

Butler University is a comprehensive liberal arts institution in a residential area of Indianapolis.  Current enrollment is approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

The Lacy School of Business (LSB) at Butler University seeks applications for a lecturer position in Finance. The position starts August 2022 and the standard teaching load is twelve credit hours per semester. Candidates should have experience and expertise in teaching courses in corporate finance and at least one other finance specialty (investments, real estate, international finance, etc.) A willingness and ability to teach online is also expected.

The Finance program at LSB is outstanding. The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and Master’s programs whose graduates are in high demand by employers. Candidates should have an MBA with a Finance specialization or an MS in Finance from an AACSB accredited institution. The CFA or other professional qualifications are a plus. Candidates must provide evidence that they will be excellent teachers, committed to working with a diverse population of students. They must also display an interest in continued interaction with the business community.

Fully accredited by AACSB-International, LSB enrolls about 1,100 full-time undergraduate students and offers a Masters in Professional Accounting, an MBA, a Master of Management, and a Master of Science in Risk Management. A vibrant university, Butler is committed to providing personalized liberal and professional education to 4,600 undergraduate and 500 graduate students in its six colleges (LSB, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Communication, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Education, and the Jordan College of the Arts). Extensive internship and service opportunities are made possible by Butler’s location five miles from downtown Indianapolis, the twelfth largest city in the United States. Learn more about Indianapolis at www.indy.org.

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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. Letters of interest should include a curriculum vitae and names of three references.  LSB will conduct preliminary interviews virtually. Screening of applicants will begin July 15, 2022. We require all applications to be submitted electronically and addressed to:

Dr. Sheryl-Ann Stephen
Email: financesearch@butler.edu

The Lacy School of Business at Butler University seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in Risk Management & Insurance. The position starts August 2022 and the standard teaching load is nine credit hours per semester with release time available based on research productivity. A willingness and ability to teach online is also expected as the School has an online Master’s of Science in Risk and Insurance (MSRI) Program. Applicants must either have a PhD in Risk Management and Insurance or a related discipline or be far enough long that they will finish their PhD by August 2022.

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, statement of experience with and commitment to teaching a diverse student body, and the contact information of three current references. We seek candidates whose research, teaching and/or service has prepared them to contribute to engagement with and inclusion of culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and intercultural development in an educational and work environment and will be willing to contribute to building an inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population. Additionally, successful candidates 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.

Fully accredited by AACSB-International, the Lacy School of Business enrolls about 1,100 full-time undergraduate students and offers a Masters in Professional Accounting, an MBA, a Master of Management, and a Master of Science in Risk Management. Bill and Joanne Dugan Hall is the new home of the Lacy School of Business and was opened in July of 2019. A vibrant university, Butler is committed to providing personalized liberal and professional education to 4,600 undergraduate and 500 graduate students in its six colleges (LSB, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Communication, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Education, and the Jordan College of the Arts). Extensive internship and service opportunities are made possible by Butler’s location five miles from downtown Indianapolis, the twelfth largest city in the United States. Learn more about Indianapolis at indy.org. Butler University is an equal opportunity employer.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

All preliminary interviews for this position will be conducted virtually. We require all applications to be submitted electronically and addressed to: Dr. Victor Puleo, Search Committee Chair Risk Management & Insurance Department Lacy School of Business Butler University E-mail: RMISearch@butler.edu

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.