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(Archived) Principal and Chairperson

Last Updated: 8/31/22

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Burris Laboratory School Principal and Chairperson Ball State University

Burris Laboratory School is a public K-12 school which was established to provide a stellar educational environment in which pre-service teachers from Ball State University observe and provide learning opportunities for students with highly effective teachers using innovative instructional strategies aligned with Indiana standards. The school which is comprised of approximately 670 students, is a vibrant place for learning and experimentation. For example, middle school teachers are developing new experiential learning curriculum and there is a focus on school counselor and principal collaboration to support students’ social-emotional well-being. Burris is a top-ranked school that is bustling with the creative energy of students, faculty, staff, and families who collaboratively seek rigorous and engaging educational and extra-curricular student opportunities

Position Function: The Principal will provide instructional leadership and management of Burris Laboratory School. The Principal may serve as chairperson.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Three years of teaching experience at the elementary, middle, or secondary school level; at least two years of administrative experience at the building level as the assistant principal or principal. Hold or be eligible to hold an Indiana principal’s license.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate from a regionally accredited institution. Experience working with university pre-service and/or student teachers.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through November 24, 2021. Salary range begins at $95,000.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...