Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
Ball State University
Department of Elementary Education
Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
Ball State University
Ball State University’s Department of Elementary Education invites applications for one full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Elementary Education available August 2023.
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Our faculty are expected to be innovative, adaptive, engaging teachers across modalities; producers of impactful creative and/or scholarly work; leaders in meaningful service activities to multiple communities. We seek faculty members who are strategic thinkers, engaging our dynamic communities. We are committed to student and faculty success, impact, and access, within an environment that prioritizes inclusive excellence. We inspire each other to be critical thinkers and responsible citizens, so that we can pursue fulfilling careers and meaningful lives.
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Position Function: Successful candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary education that focus on theories and practice of teaching and learning with a strong emphasis on equity and literacy; supervise practicum experiences; supervise and conduct research; publish; partner with schools and communities; advise doctoral students; and engage in professional, university and departmental service.
Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate by date of appointment in Elementary Education, Curriculum & Instruction, or related field from an accredited institution; three years of full-time elementary teaching experience; demonstrated potential for or record of scholarly productivity as evidenced by refereed presentations at regional, national and/or international conferences, refereed articles, book chapters, books or other publications.
Employer will consider sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: University teaching experience; knowledge of recent trends in education as they pertain to culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies, education for social justice, and educational inequity; strong background in literacy, such as knowledge and experience teaching foundational, digital, disciplinary, transdisciplinary literacies; experience working with learners with diverse needs, experiences, and backgrounds; record of seeking and obtaining grant funding; knowledge and capability with instructional technology, including online teaching experience; experience designing and supervising field/practicum placements; commitment to and experience partnering with schools, families, communities, and/or community agencies.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/36515
Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to hiring manager. 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 earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 18, 2023.
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 State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
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: https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/Faculty
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