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Assistant Professor
Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis

Date Posted Oct. 21, 2019
Title Assistant Professor
University Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Department Technology Leadership and Communication
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Organization and Leadership
    Human Development

Title: Assistant Professor
Appointment Status: Tenure Track
Department: IUPUI Technology Leadership and Communication

Position Summary
The Department of Technology Leadership and Communication (TLC) in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership who is a generalist in the field of leadership. Building on existing strengths in teaching, research and service in STEM contexts, the TLC department is searching for faculty with expertise in the fields of human and leadership development, organizational development, project management, and/or intercultural/international leadership. Responsibilities for this tenure-track position include: teaching and advising diverse undergraduate and graduate students; establishing and sustaining an externally funded research program; producing peer-reviewed publications; active participation in the professional community through research and professional service; and service to the department, school, and campus. The position will begin in August of 2020.

The TLC department offers two undergraduate degrees including the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and the Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication. The department offers the Master of Science in Technology in which TLC graduate students can specialize in human resource development, organizational leadership, or technical communication. TLC faculty teach at least one of the core courses for the MS in Technology degree. The department also offers numerous undergraduate and graduate certificates in leadership, human resource management, human resource development, sustainable technologies, international leadership, and technical communication.


  • Develop ongoing research agenda in discipline-based educational research (DBER), and publish in peer-reviewed journals and conferences
  • Coordinate undergraduate and graduate certificate programs
  • Coordinate and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in a variety of disciplinary areas
  • Serve as chair and/or committee member on graduate directed projects and/or theses committees
  • Serve the discipline, department, school, campus, local community, and state of Indiana
  • Serve as graduate and undergraduate student advisor and mentor
    Department, School, and Campus Overview

As an urban-serving institution whose commitment to diversity and community engagement is embodied within its mission and vision, IUPUI is a dynamic campus of nearly 30,000 students and more than 8,500 faculty and staff. As an anchor institution within the city of Indianapolis, IUPUI has been recognized for excellence in civic engagement and community partnerships.

The Department of Technology Leadership and Communication in the School of Engineering and Technology is looking for scholars who will contribute to our commitment to engage the city, state, nation and beyond through teaching, research and service, in consideration of the rich diversity of our campus and city as we prepare our graduates to enter and lead in an increasingly complex world.

The Department of Technology and Leadership Communication houses undergraduate degrees and certificates in Organizational Leadership and Supervision ( and Technical Communication (, along with an interdisciplinary M.S. in Technology (

The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology ( is one of the largest degree-granting units at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and houses seven diverse departments. IUPUI ( is an urban research and health sciences campus with nearly 30,000 students and approximately 300 degree programs.

Indianapolis (, the 11th largest city in the U.S., is affordable and provides a wide array of entertainment, dining, cultural, sporting, educational, and recreation options for residents.

Please submit an application letter (including a statement of research and teaching philosophy that includes scholarly agenda), CV, three letters of recommendation, and relevant supporting materials including a sample of scholarly writing. We will begin reviewing applications in late November, 2019 and will continue the search until the position is filled.

Applications should be addressed to: Dr. Katrenia Reed-Hughes, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Technology Leadership and Communication, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D., or other doctorate in Organizational Leadership, Human Resource Development, Human Resource Management, Global/International Studies, Technical Communication, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Business, or a related field completed by August 1, 2020
  • Demonstrated knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics such as identity, power and privilege, intergroup dynamics, and social justice
  • A relevant research agenda with evidence of publications in refereed journals and/or refereed conferences
  • Evidence of successful teaching and assessment of student learning in undergraduate and/or graduate courses
  • Evidence of successful curriculum development and program assessment at the department, school, or campus level
  • Evidence of service to the profession
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Certification to work in the United States


Expertise/experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Human resource development and/or human resource management; preferably HRCI certification as PHR, SPHR, or GPHR, and/or SHRM certification as SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP
  • Project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) and PMI certification as PMP, PMI-PBA, PgMP, CAPM, and/or PMI-SP
  • Organizational leadership and change in a global/international work place context
  • Technical Communication including human-centered design and usability, digital/social/multi-media usage, agile environments, and content management
  • Service as a PI or Co-PI on national or state funded grants and contracts
  • Evidence of successful teaching with technology and development of online and/or hybrid courses

Department Contact for Questions
Dave Lampert, Assistant to the Chair

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Contact Information

  • Dave Lampert
    Technology Leadership and Communication
    Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis
    799 W Michigan St
    Indianapolis, IN 46140
  • 3172781311


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