HLS Dean

Dean, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies

Indiana University seeks an eminent and accomplished leader to serve as the next Dean of the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.

HLS is the fifth largest international affairs school in the country by total enrollment, provides language instruction in more than 70 unique languages (the most of any U.S. university), and is a leading innovator in rigorous, multidisciplinary, policy-relevant academic study. HLS was founded in 2012 and named in honor of Indiana statemen, Representative Lee Hamilton and the late Senator Richard Lugar, two of the most influential and bipartisan foreign policy leaders in American history.

Since its founding, HLS has quickly established itself as a national and global leader in both international affairs and language and regional studies, combining IU’s rich legacy of language, global, and area studies with cutting edge applied research and practical focus. Its exceptional faculty are at the forefront of thought leadership, teaching, scholarship, and service. The School has developed a strong pipeline of graduates, well placed in jobs in academia, government, business, nonprofits, NGOs, think tanks, international organizations, media outlets, and other emerging fields.

The Hamilton Lugar School is at a truly exciting moment as it enters its second decade. Working in collaboration with an exceptional faculty, staff, student body, and alumni, the next Dean will have an extraordinary opportunity to take Hamilton Lugar to new levels of excellence, visibility, and impact.

All applicants should apply through IU Jobs via the posting here. Inquiries and nominations may be directed to IU Executive Recruiting at 

Search Committee

  • Chair: Christiana Ochoa, Dean and Herman B Wells Endowed Professor, Maurer School of Law
  • Asma Afsaruddin, Class of 1950 Herman B Wells Endowed Professor, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
  • Hussein Banai, Associate Professor, International Studies
  • Belle Chatpunnarangsee, Undergraduate Student, International Studies
  • Luis Gonzalez, Head of Area Studies and Librarian for Latin American, Iberian, Latino, and Chicano-Riqueño Studies, IU Libraries
  • Marie Harf, Executive Director of External Relations, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service; Member, HLS Dean’s Advisory Council
  • Piibi-Kai Kivik, Language Program Coordinator and Senior Lecturer, Central Eurasian Studies
  • Wendy Leutert, Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Samson Lotven, Associate Director of the HLS Living-Learning Center
  • Jessica O'Reilly, Associate Professor, International Studies
  • Oner Ozcelik, Associate Professor and Chair, Central Eurasian Studies
  • Gene Renuart, USAF (Ret.); Founder and President, The Renuart Group LLC; Member, HLS Dean’s Advisory Council
  • Kazeem Sanuth, Associate Director, National African Language Resource Center
  • Sydni Catalano, Graduate Student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Ex-officio: Matt Waller, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President