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Assistant Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor of History

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

Department of History

Assistant Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor of History

Ball State University

Ball State University’s Department of History has a full time, one-year contract faculty position in secondary education social studies methods available August 2021.

Responsibilities include three methods courses in the fall (two sections of junior high methods and one of secondary school methods) and one introduction to the social studies course and supervision of some 12 student teachers in the spring. Each semester faculty teaching load equivalent of 3 credit hours will be granted to allow for the writing of a report assessing the department’s embedded teacher certification process in conjunction with representatives in Teachers College.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Social Studies from an accredited institution.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Social Studies from an accredited institution.

Apply online at: Include the following documents, in the “Applicant Documents” section, with your application: curriculum vitae, Inclusive Excellence/Diversity Statement, Teaching Statement/Portfolio, and cover letter addressed to Dr. Abel Alves. 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 and will be accepted through April 21, 2021.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

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, religion, sex, 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...