ESA-announce Position Indiana University School of Philanthropy

Posted on 2012/11/21. Filed under: 綜合 |

Behavior and Motivations for Giving and Volunteering:

The Indiana University School of Philanthropy invites nominations and applications for up to two tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professors, (10-month appointments) beginning in the 2013-14 academic year, with expertise in both research and teaching relevant to the behavior and motivations for giving and volunteering. Experimentalists with experience in conducting laboratory or field experiments to investigate the giving of money, the volunteering of time, or other prosocial behavior are preferred.

Candidates must have strong disciplinary training combined with a willingness to engage with students and scholars from multiple disciplines sharing the goal of understanding philanthropic behavior. Research of the successful candidate will be in either a) social scientific research about behavior and motives to give or volunteer, or b) research on philanthropic behavior and motives as they differ within or across cultures. Successful candidates must also demonstrate evidence of high quality teaching. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. courses in the social science of philanthropic behavior. For a full description of academic programs, see

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Marketing or Management Science. Applicants from other disciplines whose research fits our search objectives are also encouraged to apply. This position resides within Philanthropic Studies in the School of Philanthropy.

The Indiana University School of Philanthropy located on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus was recently approved by the University Trustees and the Indiana Higher Education Commission. 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 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 Center on 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.

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 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 of Philanthropy 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, one publication or working paper, statement of research program, teaching philosophy, demonstrated potential for teaching success, and three reference letters. Review of materials will begin on 30 November 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

For questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair: Julie A. Hatcher, Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies (jhatcher (at) 317-278-3499.

To set up a time for an information session with a committee member at ARNOVA’s 41st Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Nov. 15-17, 2012 please contact sopsrch(at)

We prefer to receive application materials electronically; send these as a pdf to sopsrch(at)

If you need to send written materials, send these to:

The Indiana University School of Philanthropy

ATTN: Behavior and Motivations for Giving and Volunteering Search

550 West North Street, Suite 301

Indianapolis, Indiana 46202



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