Eileen Lamb O’Gara Chair in Women’s Philanthropy and Professor of Philanthropic Studies

Indiana University at Bloomington

United States

December 1, 2021

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Title Eileen Lamb O'Gara Chair in Women's Philanthropy and Professor of Philanthropic Studies

Appointment Status Tenure Track Department IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Position Summary

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, located in Indianapolis, invites nominations and applications for a visionary scholar to serve as a faculty member in the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and holder of the Eileen Lamb O'Gara Endowed Chair in Women's Philanthropy. This is a ten-month advanced associate or full professor tenured position. The search begins in October 2021 and applications submitted by December 1, 2021, will receive best consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

The chair holder is expected to provide national/international leadership in the study of gender and philanthropic giving, broadly defined. The successful candidate will be a recognized or emerging scholar in research on gender and philanthropy. The candidates' background may come from Philanthropic Studies, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Women's Studies, History, or other appropriate disciplinary areas. Successful candidates must also demonstrate evidence of high-quality teaching.

Recognizing this is an emerging interdisciplinary topic, all candidates will be considered who show interest and promise of excellence in helping to advance the understanding and practice of this field. A candidate who meets the requirements for an Indiana University titled professorship will have the title of Professor of Philanthropic Studies and the Eileen Lamb O'Gara Chair in Women's Philanthropy. Such candidates must have advanced rank and will have a substantive research portfolio. Candidates who demonstrate a growing national or international reputation in women's philanthropy but not yet at that level of full professor will have the title of Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies and Eileen Lamb O'Gara Fellow in Women's Philanthropy.

As a faculty member, The Eileen Lamb O'Gara Chair holder will provide intellectual leadership to the school and the field through active research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Regardless of the rank, the faculty of the school will look for an excellent scholar who will thrive in our collegial community, engage in building the field of philanthropic studies, and demonstrate an interest in engaging current and future practitioners.

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 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. The Chair will work with the Director of the Women's Philanthropy Institute and WPI staff to coordinate the extant research of the WPI as well as developing new research agendas on women's philanthropy. Specifically, the Chair will be involved in producing the WPI signature Women Give reports and other research reports published through current and future research grant funding, as well supporting other external public engagement efforts.

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is located on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. The School has 20 core faculty and an additional 46 affiliate and adjunct faculty from 21 disciplines on the IUPUI and IU Bloomington campuses, all with current, active teaching and research interests in philanthropic, nonprofit and civil society studies. Building on the Center on Philanthropy's 30 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, the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving, the Women's Philanthropy Institute, The Fund Raising School, the Mays Institute on Diversity and Inclusion, 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.

As the state's premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.

Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. is required. Successful candidates must also demonstrate evidence of high-quality teaching.

Department Contact for Questions

Dr. Laurie Paarlberg, Search Committee Chair Charles Stewart Mott Chair on Community Foundations; Professor of Philanthropic Studies Email: lpaarlbe@indiana.edu

Additional Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a recognized or emerging scholar in research on gender and philanthropy. The candidates' background may come from Philanthropic Studies, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Women's Studies, History, or other appropriate disciplinary areas.

Salary and Rank Special Instructions For Best Consideration Date 12/01/2021 Expected Start Date 08/01/2022 OAA # IN-CPHL-CPHL21001

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Application
  • Optional Documents

  • Evidence of Teaching Ability
  • Letter of Reference 1
  • Letter of Reference 2
  • Letter of Reference 3
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