Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Ball State University
Ball State University’s Department of Elementary Education invites applications for one full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction available August 2022. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary education that focus upon theories and practice in teaching and learning with a strong emphasis on equity, supervising practicum experiences, supervising and conducting research; publishing; partnering with schools and communities; and engaging in professional, university and departmental service. There may be opportunities to advise masters and doctoral students.
The Department of Elementary Education is committed to preparing educators with the will and skill to serve all students. Using a pedagogy of community engagement, we prepare educators who are culturally responsive, critically conscious, and committed to education for social justice in our democratic society.
Among the distinguishing features of a Ball State education are its many immersive learning experiences in which students work in solidarity with community and school partners to address community-identified goals. Numerous programs abound and include the nationally recognized Schools within the Context of Community program, among several others.
Ball State also partners with many dynamic professional groups dedicated to the development of high-quality clinical experiences that link theory and practice in the education of teacher candidates. These include the Clinical Practice Network and University Assisted Community Schools Network, among others. Ball State is also home to the Alliance for Community Engaged Teacher Preparation.
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.
Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary education that focus upon theories and practice In teaching and learning with a strong emphasis on equity, supervising practicum experiences, supervising and conducting research; publishing; partnering with schools and communities; and engaging In professional, university and departmental service. There may be opportunities to advise masters and doctoral students.
Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Elementary Education, Curriculum & Instruction, or related field from an accredited institution by date of appointment; three years of full-time elementary teaching experience; strong background in literacy theory and instruction demonstrated by published refereed articles, book chapters, books or other publications, and presentations at regional, national and/or International conferences.
Employer will consider sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: University teaching experience; knowledge of recent trends in education as they pertain to culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies, education for social justice, and educational inequality; experience working with learners with a diverse array of needs, experiences, and backgrounds; record of seeking and obtaining grant funding; knowledge and capability with technologies in education, including online teaching experience; experience supervising student teaching; commitment to and experience partnering with schools, families, communities, and/or community agencies; strong collaboration skills .
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/28935. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to search committee chair. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please 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. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.
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 March 18, 2022.
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.
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/Faculty
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, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.