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Director and Professor

The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction
Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University seeks an exceptional researcher, scholar, mentor, and proven leader to develop the full worldwide potential of The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University. The successful applicant will lead the Kinsey Institute as well as join the faculty of an appropriate department or school at Indiana University on the Bloomington campus. The schools participating in this search include the College of Arts and Sciences, Kelley School of Business, Maurer School of Law, School of Informatics and Computing, School of Medicine, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and the School of Public Health-Bloomington.

Established in 1947 by the late Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey, the Kinsey Institute has been a trusted source for investigating and informing the world about critical issues in sex, gender, and reproduction for more than 60 years. The institute has built a national and international reputation around research that advances sexual health and knowledge worldwide. The Kinsey Institute Collections encompass print materials, film and video, fine art, artifacts, photography, and data from six continents. Its holdings span more than 2,000 years of human history and run the gamut of technologies—from ink on paper to microforms and CD-ROMs—offering a valuable research archives for interdisciplinary research to a global community of scholars in human sexuality.

Research questions at the Kinsey Institute are informed by developments in psychology, neuroscience, biology, gender studies, public health, sociology, behavioral sciences and other fields, reflecting an emphasis on the complexities of research on sexual interests, sexual behaviors, and sexual health. The Kinsey Institute’s reputation is founded on research that is high quality, high-impact, authoritative, relevant, and evidence-based. Its research collaborators span many schools at Indiana University and beyond.


Candidates for the position must have a Ph.D.or equivalent terminal degree and demonstrate a well-established record of excellence in research that qualifies her/him for a tenured full professorship at IU Bloomington. Successful applicants will have leadership and personal qualities consistent with the interdisciplinary, multi-method, and collaborative nature of the Kinsey Institute to lead faculty at IU Bloomington and worldwide collaborators to address major social behavioral issues related to sexuality. As a distinguished high-profile scholar, the director will be expected to serve as the intellectual leader of the institute in developing the institute’s worldwide stature as an authoritative place for research and information. The director must be able to contribute positively to a multicultural campus and work collaboratively to link the institute to the university and its schools and departments as well as other colleges, universities, and funding agencies and organizations throughout the world.

Applications received by December 2, 2013 will be assured consideration.  The search will remain open until the position is filled.  To apply in confidence, interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application, CV and a letter of interest including a statement on research at:  
Or applicants may mail their documents to:         Office of the Vice Provost for Research
                                                                                                Indiana University
                                                                                                Carmichael Center, Suite 202
                                                                                                530 E. Kirkwood Avenue
                                                                                                Bloomington, IN  47408-4003

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to:  Sherry Knighton-Schwandt, Office of the Vice Provost for Research at

Nominations may be submitted to:

Indiana University is an Equal Employment Affirmative Action Employer

Kinsey Institute Director Search Committee

Brad Wheeler, Chair, Vice President for Information Technology & CIO, Professor of Information Systems, IU Kelley School of Business
Ellen Ketterson, College, Biology
Lynn Luckow, President and CEO, Likeminded, San Francisco
Michael Reece, School of Public Health
Deborah Widiss, Mauer School of Law
Sarah Wiehe, IU School of Medicine
Martin Weinberg, College, Sociology
Brian O’Donnell, College, PBS
Stephanie Sanders, Kinsey Institute and Gender Studies
Ruth Stone, OVPR, College, Folklore and Ethnomusicology


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