Executive Director of the Institute for Human Health and Wellbeing

In her latest State of the University Address, Indiana University President Pamela Whitten shared news of the creation of the new Institute for Human Health and Wellbeing. Indiana University Indianapolis seeks a visionary founding Executive Director to helm the new institute. The Executive Director will report directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research at IU Indianapolis.

Since its founding in 1820, IU has built a globally recognized reputation for world-renowned research and creative excellence while serving Indiana, the nation, and the world. A foundational pillar of the IU 2030 strategic plan, IU’s research takes place at IU Bloomington, IU Indianapolis, five regional campuses, two regional centers, nine School of Medicine campuses, and several Global Gateways that connect the university to the world. IU received $777.74 million in sponsored funding in FY 2023, of which $551.1 million was for research.

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Potential candidates can view the full position details and apply here

The application deadline has been extended to May 24, 2024.

This search is led by IU’s Executive Recruiting team. Inquiries regarding this search can be directed to their confidential inbox at .

Search Committee

  • Chair: Chris Liu, Associate Vice President for Research Development
  • Stephen Boehm, Professor and Department Chair, Psychology; Primary Faculty, Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
  • David Craig, Professor of Religious Studies
  • Caleb J. Keith, Director of Research Strategy & Initiatives, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Nir Menachemi, Executive Associate Dean and Chief Operating Officer, Professor, and Fairbanks Endowed Chair
  • Darshan Shah, Executive Vice President for Data and AnalytiXIN
  • Wendy Trueblood Miller, Professor and Executive Associate Dean for Research
  • Sarah Wiehe, Associate Dean for Community and Translational Research; Co-Director, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute