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The School of Philanthropy
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About the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is dedicated to improving philanthropy to improve the world by training and empowering students and professionals to be innovators and leaders who create positive and lasting change. The School offers a comprehensive approach to philanthropy through its academic, research and international programs and through The Fund Raising School, the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute.

Our Values

  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards, including academic integrity and integrity of practice. Transparency and honesty in everything we do.
  • Intellectual Pluralism. Grounded in the liberal arts, with diverse disciplines and research approaches.
  • Respect for the intrinsic worth of all individuals and their ideas.
  • Inclusiveness and Diversity in our policies, personnel and programs.
  • Leadership in institutional development, field building, and impact on society world-wide.
  • Excellence in scholarship, research, teaching, training, service and collaboration.
  • Stewardship and Accountability to each other, our sector and our community.
  • Innovation in creating new ideas and knowledge that result in a better world.

Indiana University
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy was established in 1987 as the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

  • We are a School at Indiana University (IU) with operations and faculty members across all IU campuses. For more information about Indiana University benefits, human resource forms, or job application instructions, please visit
  • We are located on the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus, and all staff members are employees of the university

Job Openings
The following is a list of open positions at the School. Clicking on a position will take you to the Indiana University Human Resources website, which allows easy views of job descriptions and applications.  

The chair is expected to teach and mentor students at the doctoral, masters and undergraduate levels for 50% of their time. The LFSoP offers an inter-disciplinary degree in philanthropic studies that attracts diverse students interested in broad issues related to philanthropy, including nonprofit organizations, social movements, grassroots associations, foundations, giving and volunteering. For the other 50% of their time the chair is expected to conduct research, publish in the field, and provide service to the School, campus, and the field. The chair is expected to maintain an active research agenda. An advisory committee comprised of academic and practitioner leaders in this field, will be available to support the chair and help develop a research and teaching agenda for the chair’s work in this space.
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, located in Indianapolis, is in search of an Assistant to the Dean. This position involves working independently with the authority to make routine decisions for the dean as appropriate. This position is the primary administrative support for the Dean. In addition, they will provide assistance to the Dean in special projects, particularly Board of Visitors meetings and Dean’s Office events; and serve as liaison to key constituent groups on behalf of the Dean.