Internal search launched for assistant vice president for arts and humanities research
Indiana University is seeking a current tenured senior IU faculty member to fill the newly created position of assistant vice president for arts and humanities research. With responsibility across all IU campuses, this position will develop new and manage existing relationships, services and programs to advance arts and humanities research and creative activity and help meet the goals outlined in the IU 2030 Strategic Plan.
“The assistant vice president for arts and humanities research will provide the high-level opportunity generation needed to continue enhancing IU’s already robust arts and humanities ecosystem,” IU Vice President for Research Russell J. Mumper said. “This new position, focused on building collaborations with university and external partners, will play a critical role in bolstering IU’s strengths and developing new interdisciplinary opportunities in the arts and humanities.”
The search, chaired by Abra Bush, David Henry Jacobs Bicentennial Dean and professor of music in voice at the IU Jacobs School of Music, is open to all tenured IU faculty. Applications should be submitted by Oct. 2 to receive priority consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately upon submission, with candidate interviews occurring immediately after. The preferred start date for this position is Nov. 1 but is negotiable.
The assistant vice president for arts and humanities research will enhance existing arts and humanities research and creative activity across IU and beyond. The position will report to the associate vice president for research development. Working with campus partners, the successful candidate will develop an integrated arts and humanities philanthropy and external partnership plan. Additionally, this position will oversee the IU Presidential Arts and Humanities Program in collaboration with the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute and other relevant internal funding programs.
In addition to Bush as chair, others appointed to serve on the committee are:
- Judith Allen, Distinguished Professor and Walter Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History at IU Bloomington.
- Kalani Craig, co-director of the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities and associate professor in the Department of History at IU Bloomington.
- Lisa Hoffman, dean for research and graduate studies and professor of education at IU Southeast.
- Lissa May, interim associate dean for faculty affairs, research and creative activity and interim chair of the Department of Guitar in the Jacobs School of Music at IU Bloomington.
- Una Osili, associate dean for research and international programs and Efroymson Chair in Philanthropy in the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI.
- William Potter, associate dean of faculty affairs and professor in the Herron School of Art + Design at IUPUI.
- Bethan Roberts, assistant vice president for operations for IU Research.
- Brenda Weber, Provost Professor of Gender Studies and director of the College Arts and Humanities Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington.
- Jeff Wilson, associate dean for research and professor in the Department of Geography at IUPUI.
Other required minimum qualifications for the role include a terminal degree in a discipline related to arts and humanities; proven excellence in arts and humanities research, creative activity, scholarship and community and public service, as well as the executive skills needed to lead such programs; proven excellence in arts and humanities in leading collaborative research and creative initiatives that obtain significant external funding and lead to demonstrated impact; awareness of, and appreciation for, the importance of internal seed funding and limited submission programs; and a commitment to the university’s goals of excellence and inclusiveness. Candidates also must have a demonstrated history of working effectively with people of any race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion and background.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
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