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Assistant Lecturer of Women's and Gender Studies

Ball State University

Last Updated: 9/21/22

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Women's & Gender Studies

Assistant Lecturer of Women's and Gender Studies

Ball State University

Ball State University welcomes applications for an Assistant Lecturer of Women’s and Gender Studies.

Ball State’s Women’s and Gender Studies is a program in its fiftieth year at the university. The Women’s and Gender Studies program at Ball State University is an interdisciplinary program embracing a wide variety of academic approaches relevant to the study of women, gender, and feminisms in contemporary and historical societies. The program stresses that issues affecting women and gender are situated in and intertwined with sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, nationality, geography, (dis)ability, and religion (among other factors).

This position extends the teaching and research expertise of WGS faculty and affiliated faculty, who represent 16 departments and 5 Colleges at the University.

We challenge our students to critically investigate and evaluate these intersections through learning grounded in feminist research and theory. We acknowledge and work in the spirit of the remarkable progress made toward gender equity, but we also recognize and analyze how numerous social and political forces continue to work against this advancement. In our programs, we insist upon both rigorous scholarship and an environment of respect and tolerance.

All application materials must be submitted electronically to HR-TMS (letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and evaluations of teaching, where available).

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.

Position Function: This is a non-tenure-line, renewable position with a specialization in Women’s and Gender Studies. Responsibilities include teaching four sections a semester of the undergraduate core-curriculum courses WGS 210 (Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies) and/or WGS 220 (International Women’s Issues). The position may also include the opportunity to teach WGS 310 (Special Topics), WGS 410 (Feminist Theory), and/or WGS 479 (Unpaid Internship). There will be some service responsibilities. The Women’s and Gender Studies Program seeks to attract an active, culturally, and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber committed to advancing the university’s mission.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies or in a related field, with a certificate/cognate/minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ABD or Ph.D. in Women’s and Gender Studies or in a related field, with a certificate/cognate/minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.
  • Active research agenda in women’s and gender studies.
  • Expertise in one or more other interdisciplinary areas of study (e.g. African American Studies, Latinx Studies, Asian Studies, Jewish Studies).
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching college courses, including Women’s and Gender Studies courses.
  • Experience teaching online.
  • Demonstrated interest in using digital methods that connect research and teaching.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/33491 . Include the following documents with your application: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, and Inclusive Excellence Statement.

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, a writing sample, and teaching evaluations 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 10/16/2022.

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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.

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 our enduring 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.

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.



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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...