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Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

School of Nursing

Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing

Ball State University

Ball State University’s School of Nursing welcomes applications for two full-time tenure-track faculty vacancies.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing programs at Ball State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

We are a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence and place a strong emphasis on advanced skill practice and one-on-one instruction with our students. We staff our Simulation and Information Technology Center with technology specialists and professional lab staff who work with our faculty by assisting with the creation and facilitation of the simulations as well as lab set up and clean up.

At Ball State, we want our faculty to focus on teaching, facilitating learning, and research.

The School of Nursing is located in the Health Professions Building, completed in 2019, which encompasses approximately 165,000 square feet of space with classrooms, laboratories, offices, a resource hub, simulation labs/suites and clinical spaces.

For more information about our program, please visit:

Description: Faculty member with appropriate nursing specialization to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses and research competency.

Classroom teaching and clinical supervision in undergraduate and/or graduate courses. Evaluation of student competency in simulation laboratory and clinical settings may be required in certain undergraduate courses. Student advisement and counseling on academic progress and related activities included.

Pursuit of scholarly activities and publications. Keep abreast of scholarly developments in nursing and nursing education and incorporate into teaching.

Actively contribute to the professional life of the School of Nursing, the College of Health, and Ball State University. Serve on appointed committees; participate in professional nursing organizations and community activities related to nursing. Contribute to the development of the curricula of the School of Nursing.

Perform other role responsibilities as assigned by the Director or Associate Director of the School of Nursing.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current unencumbered Registered Nurse License in the United States, with Indiana Registered Nurse License obtained by date of appointment
  • Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution
  • Earned doctorate in nursing or a related field from an accredited institution by date of appointment

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in higher education
  • Clinical nursing experience in related area of teaching
  • Demonstrated scholarship activities
  • Record of published research in refereed journals
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to integrate technology in nursing education

Required Certifications/Licensures: Unencumbered Registered Nurse License in the United States.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application:

  • Cover letter addressed to Dr. Debra Siela
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Licenses/Certifications

Special Instructions: A copy of your current unencumbered Registered Nurse License in the United States is required. Please upload it in the required Applicant Document section under “Licenses/Certifications”. Although the option to upload transcripts is available in this application, copies of transcripts are required at time of interview. Contact information for three professional references is required in this application.

NOTE: 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 August 8, 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...