Associate Vice Chancellor/Associate Vice President for International Affairs

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Associate Vice Chancellor/Associate Vice President for International Affairs

Indiana University invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor/Associate Vice President for International Affairs (AVC/AVP). Possessing reporting lines to both the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and the Vice President for International Affairs for Indiana University, the next AVC/AVP is the senior international officer for IUPUI and contributes significantly to international strategy for IU as a whole.

Building on IUPUI’s significant accomplishments and history of commitment to international engagement, the next AVC/AVP will provide the strategic vision and collaborative leadership skills needed to further IUPUI’s role as a dynamic leader in international research, teaching, and engagement, as well as global learning and internationalization within the US, Indiana, and Indianapolis. IUPUI received the prestigious Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education in 2009 and the Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization in 2011.

The successful candidate will have strong leadership, administrative, and budgetary skills, with the ability to think strategically and, working with many different constituent groups, develop a shared vision. Catalyzing international research and educational programs are a central feature of the position, requiring the ability to work across multiple academic disciplines and colleges and excellent intercultural communication and interpersonal skills. The AVC/AVP will have visibility with the international academic community, and experience working with on- and off-campus programs. Experience living and/or working outside the United States is desirable. S/he will have an interest in and capacity for fundraising; an entrepreneurial spirit; and be able to develop public and private partnerships. The AVC/AVP will possess an earned doctorate and exhibit a record of achievement appropriate for appointment as a tenured professor at IUPUI, and administrative leadership of a sizable academic services unit. 

IUPUI is Indiana University’s second-largest campus with nearly 30,000 students from all states, the District of Columbia, and approximately 140 countries. The institution, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue Universities, is Indiana’s premier urban research and academic health sciences campus, offering more than 350 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement. By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity. The campus has received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from Insight Into Diversity (the nation’s oldest diversity higher education publication) for seven consecutive years.

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) serves as an intercultural and global partner and catalyst in stimulating and supporting an international dimension across all of the university’s missions and throughout all administrative units, per the campus’s strategic plan. The Office of International Affairs works with people and organizations on campus, in Indianapolis, and throughout the world to: graduate IUPUI students able to operate in a globalized world with skill, wisdom, and responsibility; facilitate international engagement and partnerships; recruit and enroll international students; provide transition support, expert advising, and visa services for international students and scholars; oversee study abroad activities; support international teaching and learning; and increase intercultural understanding through events and programs.

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The search process is currently underway and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest should be forwarded, in confidence, to:

Steve Leo, Partner

Matthew Bunting, Managing Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP 

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Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and a provider of American Disabilities Act 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.