Instructor-School of Kinesiology
Ball State University
School of Kinesiology
Instructor-School of Kinesiology
Ball State University
The School of Kinesiology at Ball State University is seeking part-time semester instructors who are qualified to teach face-to-face or online courses in one or more of the following disciplines: aquatics, exercise science, physical education, sport administration, physical fitness wellness, sport and exercise psychology, sports performance, biomechanics, athletic coaching education, exercise physiology, or athletic training.
The School provides comprehensive educational programs related to understanding the impact physical activity has on health, society, and quality of life for the general population as well as children, older adults, athletes, and people with disabilities, injuries, or disease. The School features about 35 committed faculty members and approximately 750 students through undergraduate programs in aquatics, coaching, exercise science, physical education and health, and sport administration, and graduate programs in athletic coaching education, athletic training, biomechanics, clinical exercise physiology, exercise physiology, sport administration, sport and exercise psychology, and human bioenergetics (PhD). As part of the University Core Curriculum, the School also houses the physical fitness and wellness (PFW) program that reflects Ball State’s commitment to positively impacting quality of life and the University’s mission of students living meaningful lives and thriving in fulfilling careers. To support our students and faculty, the School also houses 7 state of the art laboratories for both teaching and research: Human Performance Laboratory (HPL), Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Biomechanics Laboratory, Sport and Exercise Psychology Laboratory, Undergraduate Exercise Science and First Aid Laboratory, Integrative Exercise Physiology Laboratory, and the Athletic Training Teaching and Research Laboratory.
Our faculty are collegial, collaborative, innovative, inclusive, and adaptive, both within and beyond one’s home unit. These attributes include commitments to collaborative discourse, interdisciplinary inquiry, and enterprising learning practices.
Our faculty are expected to be innovative, adaptive, engaging teachers across modalities; producers of impactful creative and/or scholarly work; leaders in meaningful service activities to multiple communities. We seek faculty members who are strategic thinkers, engaging our dynamic communities. We are committed to student and faculty success, impact, and access, within an environment that prioritizes inclusive excellence. We inspire each other to be critical thinkers and responsible citizens, so that we can pursue fulfilling careers and meaningful lives.
Ball State University lives the values of Beneficence. We invite you to be part of our community.
Destination 2040: Our Flight Path establishes Ball State University’s ambitious goals for our second century:
- We pledge to provide a premier educational experience for every student.
• We pledge to partner with the community to improve the lives of our neighbors.
• We are dedicated to having a lifelong presence in the lives of our alumni.
And when we complement these promises with our commitment to our enduring values, we define that which makes our University and its culture distinctive.
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.
- Teach one to three credit hour courses.
- Create a standardized syllabus.
- Be available to students.
- Manage Canvas course site and submit grades.
Also, under the direction of the Program Coordinator:
- Develop and manage syllabus materials. The adjunct Instructor is responsible for selecting and compiling tests, assignments and/or online discussion exercises that permit measurement of performance relative to course learning objectives and student learning outcomes.
- Coordinate courseware and curriculum with the Program Coordinator. The adjunct Instructor is responsible for reviewing any textbook and other courseware changes with the Program Coordinator and other full-time faculty teaching the course.
- Facilitate class instruction. The adjunct Instructor is responsible for teaching the assigned class in accordance with learning objectives and student learning outcomes.
- Administer evaluations of student performance based on course deliverables and course rubrics.
For undergraduate classes, earned master’s degree from an accredited college or university by time of appointment in aquatics, exercise science, physical education, sport administration, wellness, kinesiology, health education, or closely related field (must have a minimum of 18 credit- hours of graduate courses in the relevant discipline); for graduate classes, must have earned a terminal degree from an accredited college or university by time of appointment.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience in a college setting. Prior work experience in respective field of expertise.
Required Certifications/Licensures: Licensure or credentials in respective field of expertise.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/34609.
Include the following documents with your application: Curriculum Vitae.
The option to upload transcripts and an Inclusive Excellence Statement 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. 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.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through 04/07/2023.
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.