Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy — Eileen Lamb O’Gara Chair in Women’s Philanthropy and Professor of Philanthropic Studies

Position Summary:
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy 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 associate or full professor tenured position. Applications submitted by November 30, 2022 will receive best consideration. However, 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. This includes a variety of topics such as gender and charitable donating, volunteering, and informal prosocial behaviors, along with traits and motivations related to those behaviors. This also includes gender and philanthropy topics at other levels of analysis beyond individual behaviors (e.g. historical, organizational, societal, cross-national analyses). The successful candidate will have an existing or developing research portfolio on gender and philanthropy. The candidate’s background may come from Philanthropic or Nonprofit Studies, History, Women’s Studies, Religious Studies,  Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, Political Science, Public Administration, or other appropriate disciplinary areas. Successful candidates must also demonstrate evidence of high-quality teaching.

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 (WPI) at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is recognized as the global nexus for study and education about women’s philanthropy and its original research leads to a better understanding of the powerful role women play in philanthropy. See institute/index.html. 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 WPI. The Chair will work with the WPI’s staff to coordinate the Institute’s extant research 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 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., professional doctorate, masters, and undergraduate levels to educate the next generation of scholars and professionals. The School’s 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, 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.

Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non- Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and three reference letters. Materials should clearly demonstrate evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Review of materials will begin on November 30, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please apply here: