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Assistant Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor of Special Education/American Sign Language

Ball State University

Last Updated: 1/29/23

Job Description

The Department of Special Education invites applications for a full-time Assistant Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor available for the 2022-23 academic year, with the potential for an initial 3-year contract based upon qualifications. This contract is renewable for two additional years after the initial three-year contract. Our department is seeking faculty with strong interpersonal skills who value collaborative teaching approaches to promote cross-disciplinary knowledge that will serve our graduates in their careers. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable teaching skills in guiding the growth of academic programs and curricula and working experience 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.

Position Function: The faculty member shall have responsibility for teaching introductory courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the area of American Sign Language. Also, the individual will assume other related duties as assigned including:

  1. Planning, preparing, and delivering lessons.
  2. Participation in on campus departmental, college, and/or university meetings, and committees.
  3. Work surrounding ASL Lab.
  4. Other duties typically expected of a faculty member.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Earned MA or MS degree in American Sign Language Studies, Deaf/Deaf Culture Studies or related field from an accredited institution.
  2. Minimum of 3 years of ASL teaching experience in University or College setting.
  3. ASLPI score of 4 or better in American Sign Language (ASL).

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Knowledge and experience in various ASL curricula, materials, and resources.
  2. Have a Doctorate in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies/Linguistics/Adult Education related field.
  3. ASLPI 4+ or better.
  4. Experience working in ASL Lab
  5. Familiar with Technology such as Microsoft Office Suite, Canvas or other LMS, and video recording and editing tools.
  6. Have a strong involvement in the Deaf community.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/34754. Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to Scott Dueker. 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. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 1/9/2023.

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

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...