Assistant/Associate Lecturer or Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor of Health Science and Undergraduate Program Director
Ball State University
Now, more than ever, is a time of transformation in health care education. The COVID pandemic and the unfolding realities of health disparities and racial injustice have challenged health care systems and universities to seek a new normal. At the Ball State University College of Health, we are rising to that opportunity. We graduate health professionals who are clinically knowledgeable, committed to advancing inclusive excellence, and ready to collaborate on interprofessional teams. We invite applications for a non-tenure Faculty member to serve as a teacher and Program Director for the BS/BA in Health Education and Promotion in the Department of Nutrition and Health Science to join us in preparing today’s public health and health services workforce.
The Position & Qualifications. We seek faculty candidates with a master’s degree or higher in Health Science, Health Education or other related Public Health discipline who have good interpersonal oral and written communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially. Successful candidates should be skilled in developing and teaching health education and health promotion courses to students with a range of aptitude. Online teaching experience is desirable. Experience in curriculum development and assessment is desirable. Responsibilities will include serving as Program Director providing leadership for our CEPH-accredited Health Education and Promotion program, developing courses, teaching undergraduate students, overseeing data collection for accreditation and preparing reports to CEPH, and other service to the university, community, and profession. This faculty member will also contribute to department undergraduate student recruitment activities and serve as a resource for internship and career advising.
Rank will be at the Assistant or Associate Lecturer level. For candidates who hold a doctorate in a related area, appointment can be considered at the Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor rank. Successful candidates are expected to work on the Ball State campus in Muncie to allow full engagement with students, department, college, and university colleagues, and the community.
We are interested in candidates who will excite and motivate students of diverse backgrounds, and who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Destination 2040: Our Flight Path establishes Ball State University’s ambitious goals for our second century:
- We pledge to provide a premier educational experience for every student.
• We pledge to partner with the community to improve the lives of our neighbors.
• We are dedicated to having a lifelong presence in the lives of our alumni.
And when we complement these promises with our commitment to ourenduring values, we define that which makes our University and its culture distinctive.
Our faculty are collegial, collaborative, innovative, inclusive, and adaptive, both within and beyond one’s home unit. These attributes include commitments to collaborative discourse, interdisciplinary inquiry, and enterprising learning practices.
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.
Ball State University lives the values of Beneficence. We invite you to be part of our community.
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. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.
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.
Description: We seek faculty candidates with a master’s degree or higher in Health Science, Health Education or other related Public Health discipline who have good interpersonal oral and written communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially. Successful candidates should be skilled in developing and teaching health education and health promotion courses to students with a range of aptitude. Online teaching experience is desirable. Experience in curriculum development and assessment is desirable.
Rank will be considered at the Assistant or Associate Lecturer level dependent on qualifications and years of experience. For candidates who hold a doctorate in a related area, appointment can be considered at the Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor level. Successful candidates are expected to work on the Ball State campus in Muncie to allow full engagement with students, department, college, and university colleagues, and the community.
Responsibilities will include serving as Program Director providing leadership for our CEPH-accredited undergraduate Health Education and Promotion program, developing courses, teaching undergraduate students, overseeing planning and data collection for accreditation and preparing reports to CEPH, and other service to the university, community, and profession. This faculty member will also contribute to department undergraduate student recruitment activities and serve as a resource for internship and career advising.
We are interested in candidates who will excite and motivate students of diverse backgrounds, and who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, diversity, and inclusion. At Ball State University, inclusiveness is one of our enduring values and informs all 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. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience. The position will begin August 19, 2022.
- Master’s Degree or doctorate in Health Science, Health Education/Promotion or other related Public Health discipline from an accredited institution.
- At least one year of successful on-campus or online teaching at the university level among students with a range of aptitudes.
- Effective written communication skills.
- Effective oral communication skills.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
- More than 1 year of successful campus or online university teaching experience
- More than 1 year of professional health-related experience
- Experience with academic program accreditation, specifically CEPH.
- Experience in curriculum development.
- Experience in curriculum assessment.
- CHES or CHES eligible
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/30851 .
Required documents in the “Applicant Documents” section of this application are:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. 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 graduate or doctoral 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 will be accepted through June 3, 2022.
The Department of Nutrition and Health Science. The department houses accredited undergraduate majors in dietetics, health education and promotion, respiratory therapy and radiography, a minor in public health, master’s degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics and Health Science, and an accredited Dietetics internship. Our major programs serve 280 degree-seeking students and are supported by 32 faculty, including 21 full time tenured, tenure track and non-tenure track positions, 8 instructors for our clinical programs affiliated with IU Health Methodist Hospital, and 3 part-time faculty. Faculty and their student mentees have access to a suite of laboratories to support research in the Health Clinic; with spaces devoted to assessment, sample collection, processing, storage and analytics. The Welcome Home suite is equipped with food preparation facilities, and feeding, resting and sample collection spaces that can be used for human studies. The Department has a number of course offerings with significant student enrollments to help students from other majors meet their general education requirements. Additionally, department faculty facilitate interprofessional education and practice activities with students from the College’s other professional degree programs.
The College of Health. A vital health resource for Indiana in preparing health professionals and researchers, the College of Health is now—in its 6th year—moving boldly forward in making interprofessional education, practice and research its paradigm across each of its disciplines. The College offers 32 academic programs in 7 units: Departments of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling; Military Science; Nutrition and Health Science; Speech Pathology and Audiology; and Social Work plus the Schools of Nursing and Kinesiology. Our 219 faculty and staff serve nearly 3,000 students. We partner with the communities of East Central Indiana for academic immersive learning and research. Our Health Professions Building was opened in 2019 with 165,000 square feet and is LEED Gold certified. Our Interprofessional Community Clinics offer a range of health and mental health services by students supervised by faculty as well as community health education and prevention services through the Healthy Lifestyle Center. Our faculty and students conduct research and publish scholarship contributing to the evidence base for their respective disciplines. Our research footprint includes several research and scholarship institutes, including the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. Founded in 1965, the Human Performance Lab is internationally recognized for conducting exercise physiology research on humans, with an approach that covers the whole body response down to the cellular physiology and molecular biology level—a whole body-to-gene approach. We are passionately committed to inclusive excellence in all we do and intend to contribute to an increasingly diverse health professional workforce to help decrease health care disparities. Bringing a strong history of academic leadership, Dr. Scott Edward Rutledge, a public health social worker and HIV prevention and services researcher, joined the College of Health as dean in 2021.
The Community. Located in East Central Indiana, Ball State University enjoys a close relationship with the City of Muncie as well as the surrounding towns and counties. Many employees extol the virtues of living in this Midwestern college town of 70,000 people, including the friendliness of residents; richness, variation and affordability of neighborhoods; and, ease of a brief commute. Ball State enjoys a pivotal and important relationship with the Muncie Community Schools. The university is also home to the Burris Laboratory School and the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities. Muncie offers vibrant cultural events through the local Minnetrista center and through Ball State’s award winning programs and state of the art facilities in art, music, theater and dance, the David Owsley Museum of Art, and the Marilyn K. Glick Center of Glass. Other cultural and housing opportunities are also found in nearby Indianapolis, the 12th largest city in the U.S. and home to 860,000 people, second in population only to Chicago in the Midwest. Relocation information is available here.
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.