Job was saved successfully.
Job was removed from Saved Jobs.

Assistant Professor of Special Education Deaf Education

Ball State University

Last Updated: 11/25/22

Job Description

Special Education

Assistant Professor of Special Education Deaf Education

Ball State University

The Department of Special Education invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor (tenure-line) faculty position available for the 2022-23 academic year. Our department is seeking professionals with strong interpersonal skills and professionals who value collaborative teaching approaches to promote cross-disciplinary knowledge that will serve our graduates in their careers. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable teaching skills in guiding the growth of academic programs and curricula and working experience in teaching.

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.

Position Function:

The Assistant Professor will be expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Teach both main campus and online introductory and methods courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the area of Deaf Education.
  • Oversee practicum and student teaching supervisions.
  • Oversee coordination of the deaf/hard of hearing program.
  • Conduct research and participate in other scholarly activities.
  • Participate in departmental, college and/or university committees.
  • Other duties typically expected of a faculty member.

Possible summer teaching is available if desired.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or provide evidence of ABD status (must have doctoral degree conferred by official start date in August 2023) in Deaf Education, Special Education or a related field.
  • Minimum of three years of public or private school teaching experience with students who are Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) as shown by a ASLPI score of 3+ or better.
  • Record of or potential for scholarly activities commensurate with rank.

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate with emphasis in Deaf Education or Special Education.
  • Additional years of teaching experience in public and/or private schools serving students who are Deaf
  • Experience with on-line or blended teaching.
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity including published articles, books, professional presentations, and related activities commensurate with rank.
  • Experience using innovative emerging media technologies in special education.
  • Experience teaching ASL.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/34275 . Include the following documents with your application: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Inclusive Excellence Statement.

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, as well as up to 3 letters of recommendation 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. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11/28/2022.

There's more to discover IN Indiana! Visit the following link to learn more: IN Indiana

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.

Live Near Your Work - If you are considering living near the Ball State area, please visit the following link to learn more about relocation and living in east central Indiana: https://www.bsu.edu/about/live-near-your-work

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.

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.

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. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

Benefits and Community: Ball State University offers an excellent benefits package for eligible positions. Click here to explore options.

  • Affordable Healthcare
  • Retirement
  • Tuition Remission (For eligible employees, their dependents, and spouse)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Professional Development

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.



Company Details

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...