Professor (Assistant and Open Rank)-Nonprofit Management

Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis in Indiana

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 1, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at the Indianapolis campus seeks to fill two faculty positions in Nonprofit Management - one at the rank of Assistant Professor and one at open rank (assistant, associate, full, or clinical professor).  The fields are open, but we have program needs in human resources management, arts and cultural management, nonprofit finance, social entrepreneurship, and nonprofit governance.

All applicants for tenure track positions must present evidence of high quality research and an ambitious research program.  For candidates seeking a tenured position, an outstanding research record and scholarly reputation is required.  Candidates for clinical professor should have demonstrated engagement with the nonprofit sector, excellent promise as a teacher, and expect greater teaching and service responsibilities.

Successful candidates for both positions must possess a commitment to high-quality teaching.  The candidate will teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and it may include online instruction. The standard teaching load within the school is four courses per year with class sizes typically no greater than 40 students.

A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required in an appropriate field (e.g. public affairs, public administration, management, arts administration, political science, sociology or a related social science field).  ABD candidates will be considered for Assistant or Clinical applicants, but the degree must be completed prior to appointment.

SPEA is a multi-disciplinary professional school of Indiana University, committed to excellence in research, teaching, and civic engagement. The Indianapolis and Bloomington campuses make up one core school.  Among public affairs programs, SPEA programs are ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report.  SPEA IUPUI has 650 undergraduates in public affairs, sustainability and criminal justice majors as well as 370 graduate students in the NASPAA accredited MPA, Masters in Criminal Justice, and graduate certificate programs.  These positions are part of a major investment in faculty at the SPEA Indianapolis campus, which has hired 14 tenure track faculty members and two clinical positions in the past three academic years.

IUPUI is a research-intensive institution, with over $300 million annually in external grants and contracts.  SPEA- IUPUI maintains excellent relationships with nonprofit organizations and related professional associations locally, nationally, and internationally.  We encourage collaboration with other university programs, particularly the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, which is located on the Indianapolis campus. With over 30,000 students, IUPUI is the third largest campus in the state and confers more professional degrees than any other campus in Indiana.  IUPUI is located in thriving downtown Indianapolis within walking distance of the state office complex, many world-class museums and sports facilities for four professional teams.

Applications for the Assistant Professor position will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications for the Open Rank position will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled.  SPEA and Indiana University are committed to diversity and are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to achievement of our diversity objectives.  Please submit a letter of application, current CV, complete contact information, a writing sample, and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Lilliard Richardson

Executive Associate Dean

c/o Ranna Johnson

School of Public and Environmental Affairs


801 W. Michigan Street, BS 3025

Indianapolis, IN  46202


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Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Educator and Contractor, M/F/D and strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The university actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, applicants with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.

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