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Assistant Lecturer of Computer Science

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/28/23

Job Description

Department of Computer Science

Assistant Lecturer of Computer Science

Ball State University

The Department of Computer Science is seeking to hire TWO non-tenure line full time professors to enhance the educational experience of our students. Our department is growing rapidly, with the launch of five new concentrations: Web & Mobile App Development, Cybersecurity and Secure Software Design, Game Design and Development, Data Analytics & Machine Learning, and General Computer Science. Additionally, we are launching our online Masters of Computer Science this coming fall semester.
The successful candidate for this position will contribute to the educational growth of our students in one of these areas. Applications are welcome in area ranging from introductory computer science, cybersecurity, web development, and game design, to advanced specialty topics in each concentration area.

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.

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 department of Computer Science at Ball State University is seeking full-time contract lecturers who are qualified to teach face-to-face or online courses in one or more of the following areas: general computer science, game design and development, web and mobile app development, cybersecurity and secure software design, or data analytics and machine learning.

The successful candidate will teach 12 credit hours of Computer Sciences courses each term (Fall and Spring), in our primarily on-campus computer science program; occasional online courses may be assigned. Contribute materials to assessment activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in computer science, cybersecurity, data science, data analytics, or related field from an accredited university by date of appointment; effective written and oral communication skills; evidence of potential for excellence in pedagogical innovation.

In the case where a faculty member does not meet the degree requirements described above, the Department of Computer Science considers the following to be appropriate credentials to be qualified to teach courses at the undergraduate level in Computer Science: A high-quality portfolio/resume/vita demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and dispositions appropriate to the assigned course(s), and, either significant professional experience related to the subject matter being taught (5 or more years) with a record of research, scholarship, creative activity, relevant certifications, or achievement in industry appropriate to the assigned undergraduate course(s), or significant instructional experience teaching the subject matter at another accredited university (5 or more years) demonstrating a commitment to educational achievement and improvement through ongoing assessment of student learning appropriate to the assigned undergraduate course(s).

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

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching computer science at the university level is preferred, but not required.

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Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae, cover letter addressed to Jennifer Coy and teaching philosophy 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 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 to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by May 5, 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:

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...