Department: IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
The Director of the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative (MPI) and Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies is a 12-month faculty position at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. This faculty appointment will be a tenure-track eligible appointment with a primary focus on Muslim Philanthropy and the leadership of the MPI. Through teaching, research and convening scholars and practitioners, its holder will contribute significantly to understanding and enhancing the important work of Muslim philanthropy in all its facets. The leadership of the MPI will include creating and maintaining an advisory council for the MPI, soliciting funding for the work of the MPI from the advisory board, other individuals and institutional donors, as well as contracts and grants to further the work of this initiative. As a tenure-track, faculty member the person selected will be expected to conduct publishable research in well-respected academic outlets, teach in our academic programs and provide professional service to the school, campus, and the field.
Located in an urban setting on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus, the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is the world's first school dedicated solely to education and research about philanthropy. It educates, trains, and empowers the next generation of nonprofit professionals, social entrepreneurs, scholars, and philanthropists to bring positive and lasting change to the world.
The school's 20 core faculty and additional 46 affiliate faculty collaborate closely with the IU School of Liberal Arts, the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), and the new IU School of Global and International Studies. The school offers a comprehensive approach to philanthropy through its B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. programs, as well as research and programs through The Fund Raising School, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and the Women's Philanthropy Institute.
Duties of the Director of the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative (MPI) and Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies will include:
30% Teach and mentor students at the doctoral, masters and undergraduate levels. – Expectation that Director of the MPI will teach two courses per year. – Classes may be offered in traditional, hybrid and/or online platforms.
20% Leadership of the MPI.
10% Service to school, campus, and the field more generally.
An advisory committee comprised of academic and practitioner leaders in this field, will be available to provide advice to this faculty member and help develop ideas for the research and teaching agenda for the work in this space.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. is required but the disciplinary field is open and may be in philanthropic studies, nonprofit management, religious studies, anthropology, economics, history, political science, public policy, sociology, or other related fields. Teaching and research experience in philanthropic studies (broadly defined) or related areas of interest is strongly desired.
Department Contact for Questions:
Dr. Dwight Burlingame firstname.lastname@example.org
OAA #: IN-CPHL-CPHL18002
Appointment Status: Tenure Track
Internal Number: 6735
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.