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Assistant Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor of Special Education – Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

Department of Special Education

Assistant Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor of Special Education – Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Ball State University

The Teachers College Department of Special Education at Ball State University is seeking to fill two full-time contract faculty positions available August 2021. The faculty members will teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the area of American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Education and may also include field-based supervision of undergraduate students completing practicums. Service to departmental, college, and university committees is also a requirement.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach courses in ASLat the undergraduate/graduate level.
  • Provide supervision for department majors during field experiences (i.e., practicum).
  • Participate in departmental and program area faculty meetings.
  • Maintain office hours during the week.
  • Collaborate with other faculty in Special Education as appropriate.
  • Meet other responsibilities as assigned by the department chair and/or program manager(s).

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited institution. Experience teaching ASL. Proficiency in ASL.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Deaf Education, ASL, Deaf studies, Deaf education, ASL interpretation, linguistics or closely related field from an accredited institution. Experience working in schools with teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, experience supervising pre-service teachers; experience with on-line or blended teaching, using innovative emerging media technologies in special education, and teaching diverse populations, preservice teachers or interpreters. Successful college-level teaching experience a variety of formats, including face-to-face, online, and hybrid instruction.

Required Certifications/Licensures: Certification such as ASLTA (minimum—certified or qualified level) and/or Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) a national certification, or evidence of proficiency through evidence of an SLPI: Advanced (or Advanced Plus) – Superior Plus (or equivalent).

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to Shannon Dieringer. Although the option to upload copies of transcripts is available in the application, an official, original transcript showing the highest related degree earned is required at time of hire (even if obtained at Ball State University). Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire.

Salary for this position is $53,000.00-$55,000.00. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through July 2, 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...