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Executive Director, Center for the Study of Global Change

Indiana University seeks an Executive Director for its renowned Center for the Study of Global Change. The Center is a national and university-wide hub for intellectual activity, publishing, teaching, and professional development related to international education and global and area studies. A core component of the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, the Global Center is the recipient of major grants from the Social Science Research Council, the U.S. Department of Education, the MacArthur Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, the British Council, the Mellon Foundation, and others. The Hamilton Lugar School is the nation’s largest recipient of Area Studies and language education grants under Title VI of the Department of Education’s National Security Education Program. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2020. The Executive Director would plan, initiate, and oversee a vigorous research, programming, and educational outreach agenda.

The Center for the Study of Global Change promotes analysis and research on global phenomena and advances interdisciplinary global learning and research. The Global Center is recognized for its innovative approaches to scholarship and its contribution to the comprehensive internationalization of higher education. The Global Center is engaged in a systematic and sustained effort to infuse global perspectives, high-quality language instruction, and global workforce skills in graduate, undergraduate, and Pre-K-12 teaching and learning across Indiana and the nation. The Global Center is designated as a Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center and is a primary coordinating hub for other Title VI NRCs in the Hamilton Lugar School.

Beyond the center itself, the Director will have a senior leadership role in coordinating grant activities and proposals among the 10 federally-funded language and area studies centers within the Hamilton Lugar School. The Hamilton Lugar School currently houses eight National Resources Centers, two Language Resource Centers, and eight Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS), more than any other university in the United States. The Executive Director will oversee all Global Center programs and projects as well as coordinate and guide joint programs and outreach of HLS’s area studies centers, particularly the other U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers.

Applicants should possess a PhD or other terminal degree, a strong track record in educational and research administration in international education and area or global studies, as well as demonstrated scholarly and practical experience in overseeing internationalization of higher education and global and area studies. The capacity to work collaboratively with faculty and staff across units, schools, and disciplines is required, as is experience in successful grant writing. Candidate must have a record of managerial experience, ideally within the field of international education, including evidence of capacity to supervise a team with broad and varied responsibilities. Demonstrated commitment to and experience working with diverse populations is extremely important.

For a full description of the position duties, please review the official job posting at: This position is to remain posted until filled, with all applications received by September 1, 2019 being assured 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.


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