Indiana University, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Eileen Lamb O’Gara Endowed Chair in Women’s Philanthropy
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Indiana, United States|
|Position:||Associate Professor, Full Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy invites nominations and applications for a visionary scholar to serve as the inaugural holder of the Eileen Lamb O’Gara Endowed Chair in Women’s Philanthropy. The appointment will be at the full or associate professor level. The position will commence during the 2014-15 academic year. The chair holder will be expected to provide national/international leadership to the study of gender differences in philanthropic giving, broadly defined. The successful candidate will be a recognized scholar in the area of research on gender and philanthropy. Preference will be given to candidates with quantitative methodological experience and the ability to work with large data sets, which are part of the broader IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy research program. However, candidates with qualitative research experience and/or historical approaches in the area of gender and philanthropy are also strongly encouraged to apply. The candidates’ background may come from Philanthropic Studies, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Women’s Studies, or other appropriate disciplinary areas. Successful candidates must also demonstrate evidence of high quality teaching.
The Eileen Lamb O’Gara Chair holder is expected to become an integral member of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and will serve as the Associate Director of the WPI for Research. As the Associate Director of the WPI for Research s/he will work with the Director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute to coordinate the work of the Research Committee of the WPI and develop new research in women’s philanthropy. The Chair will allow the candidate to focus on further developing the extant research agenda at the WPI, as well as breaking new ground, particularly at the international level. The candidate also will work with the Director of the WPI to develop new research for the Women Give reports that are published annually.
The Women’s Philanthropy Institute is recognized as the global nexus for the study and education about women’s philanthropy and its original research leads to a better understanding of the powerful role women play in philanthropy. The WPI is unique in its scope and comprehensive overview of women’s philanthropy. It is the only such unit in the world allied with an academic institution and dedicated to research, education, and knowledge dissemination for all facets of the field. It is also the only organization to examine all aspects of women’s philanthropy from unique structures and models to the multiple roles of women in philanthropy.
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is located on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. Building on the Center on Philanthropy’s 25 year history, the School values a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding philanthropy with faculty appointees trained in the humanities, social sciences and other fields. It offers degrees at the Ph.D., masters, and undergraduate level to educate the next generation of scholars and professionals. The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy research environment includes internal grants to catalyze new research, Lake Institute on Faith and Giving, the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, The Fund Raising School, the Philanthropy Panel Study on Giving and Volunteering, the Payton Philanthropic Studies Library, and the Ruth Lilly Archives. The Center for Service and Learning provides resources for civic engagement and service learning components in courses. The School has an aggressive hiring plan to increase the number of full-time faculty appointments in Philanthropic Studies. For more information go to http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/
IUPUI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution M/F/D. 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. The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy has endorsed efforts to increase the diversity of its ranks, and accordingly, candidates from under-represented groups in the school are encouraged to apply. The School is particularly interested in and values candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and a demonstrated commitment to improving access and the conditions in higher education for under-represented students.
Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research program, and a list of at least three references. Review of materials will begin November 30, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send your application as a pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about the position or to set up a time to speak at the 2013 ARNOVA conference with a committee member, please contact the Search Committee Chair: Una Osili, email@example.com, 317-278-8908.
|Primary Category:||Women, Gender, and Sexuality
|Secondary Categories:||Government and Public Service