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Director of Academic Affairs

Ball State University

Last Updated: 4/05/21

Job Description

Indiana Academy

Director of Academic Affairs

Ball State University

Ball State University and Indiana Academy welcome applications for Director of Academic Affairs.

The Indiana Academy serves approximately 250 juniors and seniors who are gifted and talented from across the state of Indiana and through its international program. The Indiana Academy’s major purpose is to provide educational opportunities appropriate to the ability and development of its students. It is a primarily residential high school with several local non-residential students. Through various outreach programs, the Indiana Academy strives to stimulate and enable vitality in educational programs for students who are academically gifted. The Academy is committed to creating innovative programs and practices that attract, retain, and nurture a diverse Academy community.

The successful applicant will manage the operation, evaluation, development, promoting and supervision of all academic programs of the Indiana Academy; comply with pertinent federal, state and local laws and administrative rules, policies and regulations of the university; communicate with the diverse publics of the Indiana Academy.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Science, Mathematics, Humanities or Education from an accredited college or university. At least one year of experience as a school administrator. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (writing and speaking skills); outstanding interpersonal skills.; commitment to maintaining a diverse community of students and adults.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate in Science, Mathematics, Humanities or equivalent from an accredited College or University. At least three years of experience as a school administrator; knowledge of research and effective programs for working with academically gifted students; successful grant writing experience. Willingness and ability to teach.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/24437. Include the following documents with your application: resume, Inclusive Excellence/Diversity Statement, and cover letter addressed to Dain Kavars. 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 will be accepted through May 1, 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:

https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/professional-staff

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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Ball State University

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 190 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. Ba...