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Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

Department of Educational Psychology

Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology

Ball State University

Ball State University’s Department of Educational Psychology has a full-time tenure track faculty position available Fall 2021. Primary responsibilities will include teaching courses and supervising students in the M.A. program in School Counseling. Active scholarship is both required and valued by the institution. Areas of research interest and clinical focus are open, with preference provided for areas that support the needs and initiatives of the Department, College, University, or community. Service to the University, community, and professional community is also required for successful performance in the department.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teaching responsibilities will primarily be within the M.A. program in School Counseling, although occasionally, courses will include doctoral and Ed.S. students from the School Psychology programs.
  • Faculty members are expected to provide support in the form of field experience supervision. To provide supervision, successful candidates must possess or demonstrate eligibility for a Professional School Counseling license in the State of Indiana.
  • An active research agenda is required for successful progress in the promotion process, with flexibility in area of expertise in research. Preference will be given to research that supports the mission of the University, College, and Department and supports research development of doctoral and masters students. Expertise and/or scholarly interest in topics related to inclusion, equity, and diversity is also valued.
  • Service to the University, community, and professional community is also required for successful performance in the department.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in Counselor Education or a related field with an emphasis in professional school counseling from an accredited institution by the date of appointment. Must obtain Indiana School Counseling License within one year of date of appointment.

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • University teaching experience.
  • Experience providing field experience supervision to counselors in training.
  • Experience working as a professional school counselor in elementary, middle, or high school setting.
  • Experience with the CACREPaccreditation process and student learning outcomes model.
  • Evidence of successful research involvement.
  • Active research agenda, with flexibility in area of expertise.
  • Expertise and/or scholarly interest in topics related to diversity.
  • Active membership in school counseling and related professional organizations.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive school counseling programs (e.g. ASCANational Model, RAMP).

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to Dr. Holmes Finch. 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. For questions please contact Dr. Theresa Kruczek, Program Director of the School Counseling Program at or Dr. Holmes Finch, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through March 28, 2021.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

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:

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...