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Interim Principal and Chairperson

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

Burris Laboratory School

Interim Principal and Chairperson

Ball State University

Burris Laboratory School welcomes applications for a one-year contract as Interim Principal and Chairperson.

Burris Laboratory School was established to provide a stellar K-12 educational environment in which pre-service teachers from Ball State University observe and provide learning opportunities for students with highly effective teachers using innovative instructional strategies aligned with Indiana standards.

The interim Principal and Chairperson of Burris will work with Teachers College and other BSU colleagues in preparing high quality education professionals, provide leadership in supervision and evaluation of curriculum and instruction, professional development of faculty/staff, and action research related to the school and university’s mission, as well as guarantee a high quality curriculum in all grades and subjects. Additional responsibilities include: oversee the school’s budget and compensation of faculty/staff, and communicate and work effectively with stakeholders of Burris Laboratory School, parents, community members, Burris alumni, and university personnel.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Three years of teaching experience at the elementary, middle, or secondary school level; at least two years of administrative experience at the building level as the assistant principal or principal. Hold or be eligible to hold an Indiana principal’s license.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate from a regionally accredited institution. Experience working with university pre-service and/or student teachers; experience working in a laboratory school.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume, inclusive excellence/diversity statement, and cover letter. In the Applicant Documents section, under the “Inclusive Excellence/Diversity Statement” document, please describe your vision for inclusive excellence, or diversity, equity, and inclusion in 1-2 pages. Include how your past experiences have shaped your vision and how it shapes your approach to the role of Interim Principal of Burris Laboratory School. 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 June 27, 2021.

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...