Department of Special Education
Instructor of Deaf Education and American Sign Language
Ball State University
The Department of Special Education has part-time adjunct instructor positions available for the Fall and Spring semesters. Instructors are needed to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, and Deaf Studies. Both on campus and online courses are available.
Adjunct instructors will teach courses related to specialty areas within special education (e.g. Deaf education, ASL, and/or Deaf studies). For on-campus courses, faculty will be responsible for teaching scheduled courses on a weekly basis. On-line instructors will be responsible for grading, providing quality feedback on assignments, and responding to students in a timely manner.
Please note that applications will remain active until November 19, 2021. Therefore, if you apply for this position, you may not hear from the Department of Special Education until there is a need to hire an instructor to teach a specific course.
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
For adjuncts teaching undergraduate courses in Deaf education/Deaf studies, the minimum qualifications include a masters degree in Special education, Deaf education or closely related field from an accredited institution.
Adjuncts teaching graduate level courses must have a doctoral degree in Special Education, Deaf Education or closely related field from an accredited institution.
For adjuncts interested in teaching American Sign Language, the minimum qualifications are a masters degree in Teaching ASL, Deaf Studies/Deaf education, or a related field from an accredited institution.
Adjunct faculty interested in teaching masters level research methods courses must have at least a doctoral degree in Special Education, Deaf Education, or closely related field from an accredited institution.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
For adjuncts teaching courses in Deaf education/Deaf studies, the preferred qualifications are 2 years teaching to students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
For adjuncts teaching courses in American Sign Language, the preferred qualifications are 2 years of teaching American Sign Language.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/26093. Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to Shannon Dieringer. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, you have the option provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Applicants selected for interview will be required to provide this statement. 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 October 27, 2021.
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 State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
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