Ball State University’s Department of Psychological Science seeks a full-time contract teacher-scholar (non-tenure line) with a strong record of teaching excellence to join our faculty for the fall 2022 semester.
The Psychological Science Department seeks a teacher-scholar with a strong record of teaching excellence to join our faculty. As a full-time contract faculty member, this individual will teach courses in the department and remain current in their specialty area. They are also asked to contribute to the professional life of the Department of Psychological Science and perform other duties as assigned by the department’s chair. The typical academic load for contract faculty in our department is 12 credit hours for teaching each semester, with the possibility of course overloads.
Contract faculty contribute to Ball State’s mission through excellence in teaching and service to the university, its students, and the surrounding community. In the Department of Psychological Science, contract faculty contribute to the department’s mission by teaching courses in their area of expertise, including both general and specialized courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. The department works to provide access to resources to contract faculty for research or community engaged work. Contract (non-tenure line) faculty are highly valued and are active members of the department. Currently, the department is comprised of 35% contract faculty, who have an average of nearly 20 years of service. These faculty are eligible for promotion and merit raises, as well as full participation in the University’s affairs and benefits programs. The University has a history of promoting contract faculty and 75% of department contract faculty have been promoted. Many of the department’s contract faculty have been recognized for their excellence in teaching.
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in psychology or closely related field from an accredited college or university; potential as a teacher of psychology courses.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: We are seeking applicants who demonstrate one or more of the following qualifications: doctoral degree in psychology or closely related field from an accredited institution; experience teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level in a psychology program or a closely related field; experience teaching courses, or a history of applied work or academic research, in a field of psychology that encompasses one or more of our department’s areas of academic/research concentration (bio/neuro, psychopathology/clinical, social/diversity, industrial/organizational, cognition/learning, development, and/or stats/research); and a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. Our department’s needs assessment indicates a strong preference for individuals with experience/potential to teach courses in industrial/organizational, diversity or bio/neuro psychology.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/29336. Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae, teaching statement/portfolio, and cover letter addressed to Dr. Tayla Lee. 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 March 11, 2022.
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
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, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.