Director of Research

Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
Indiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Apr 14, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Research


The Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (HLS) invites applications for the position of Director of Research. We seek an academic professional to assist HLS in promoting research with cross-disciplinary perspectives and innovative conceptual and/or methodological approaches. The Director is a new academic position with advancement potential in the School. The salary is competitive. The Director will be appointed in the faculty rank of academic specialist. This is a twelve‐month appointment with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021. Applications received by May 17, 2021 are guaranteed full consideration; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Responsibilities: The Director of Research works with the HLS Executive Associate Dean to enhance the academic research portfolio of the School. The Director is involved in strategic planning, identification of potential external funders, data-gathering and analysis, and other activities that support the development and submission of major grant proposals by faculty, working groups, and centers/institutes. The Director also will assist in forming and supporting collaborative research working groups, developing and coordinating collaborative projects in Title VI National Resource Center grants, and undertaking special projects that enhance the goals and mission of the School. The Director reports to the Executive Associate Dean and interfaces with faculty and students, the HLS grants specialist and grants administrator, the leaders of centers, the HLS director of finance, and others involved with research and grants.


Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctoral degree in a discipline related to the HLS research and teaching mission. The ability to collaborate across disciplines and world areas is essential. Outstanding organizational and communication skills are needed as well as an ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. Preferred qualifications include past or current contact with funding agencies relevant to the HLS research mission. Also preferred is a record of securing or managing extramurally-funded research or other grants. Residence in south-central Indiana is expected.


Application procedure: Please provide: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a cover letter discussing research interests, experiences in research and/or grants management, and any managerial and/or leadership training, 3) a diversity statement. Additionally, please provide a list of at least three (3) references who will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. Applications received by May 17, 2021 will receive full consideration and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


Interested candidates should submit applications at IU PeopleAdmin application portal at:


Inquiries regarding the nature of the position may be directed to HLS Executive Associate Dean John H. Hanson (, 355 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana 47405. Inquiries related to the technical application process within the PeopleAdmin application portal may be directed to Mr. Zac Muller ( Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with all applications received by May 17, 2021 being guaranteed full consideration.


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.