Skip to Main Content

The Stead Family Chair in International Philanthropy

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Posting Details

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 or identity, 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. Indiana University’s non-discrimination statement is found in policy UA-01 at 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. The address for Indiana University’s Title IX Coordinator is: 400 E. 7th Street, Poplars 833, Bloomington, IN 47405. The Annual Security Reports, containing policy statements and crime statistics for Indiana University campuses, are available through Public Safety and the IU Police Department web sites at A paper copy will be provided upon request from Public Safety at

Position Details

Title The Stead Family Chair in International Philanthropy
Appointment Status Tenure Track
Department IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Position Summary

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, located in Indianapolis, seeks a colleague to join the faculty as an endowed chair in the area of international philanthropic studies beginning summer of 2018 or a date to be negotiated. The search begins in July 2017 and will remain open until filled. This is a ten month open rank tenured or tenure-track faculty position.

As a faculty member, The Stead Family Chair holder will provide intellectual leadership to the school and the field through active research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The incumbent can be a senior professor with an established record in international philanthropy or an emerging scholar with a promising research agenda. 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.

In March 2017, the school brought on the Global Indices of Philanthropy that were previously produced at Hudson Institute. Relying on a global network of scholars and analysts, we anticipate a range of useful international collaborations to develop in tandem with the evolution of the indices. Half of our PhD students, and about ten percent of our masters are typically international students. Indiana University is developing a number of gateway offices around the world (Berlin, Beijing, and New Delhi to date, with others in the pipeline) that will provide opportunities to engage international partners with the resources of the school. Our executive education programs have provided training in forty countries. These are some of the international assets that will be available to the Stead Family Chair.

IUPUI is the home of the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, which collaborates 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 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. The School offers the Ph.D., M.A. (in-person, in executive format and online), and baccalaureate degrees in philanthropic studies and collaborates with SPEA and other schools at IU offer joint masters degrees.

IUPUI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution M/F/D. IUPUI is an urban-located research campus with an international reputation for its leadership in community engagement. With a concentration in the health sciences, it confers more professional degrees than any other campus in Indiana and is one of the state’s two leading institutions for externally funded research. Valuing candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving the conditions in higher education for under-represented students, the School encourages candidates from under-represented groups to apply.

The search will remain open until the position is filled. Candidates are expected to review the School’s website and faculty roster for insights into the interdisciplinary nature of philanthropic studies and the ways in which many disciplines contribute to an understanding of philanthropy, civil society, and nonprofit organizations worldwide.

Basic Qualifications

A Ph.D. is required but the disciplinary field is open and may be in anthropology, economics, ethics, fundraising, history, nonprofit management, political science, public policy, sociology, psychology or other related fields. Teaching and research experience in philanthropic studies or related area of interest is required.

Department Contact for Questions

Search Committee for The Stead Family Chair in International Philanthropy

e-mail to:

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank
Special Instructions
For Best Consideration Date
Expected Start Date 08/01/2018
OAA # IN-CPHL-16006

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3