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Instructors of Social Work

Ball State University

Last Updated: 3/18/23

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Social Work

Instructors of Social Work

Ball State University

Applications are invited for part-time semester social work instructor positions in the Department of Social Work available the summer, 2023 semester.

The DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK: In our programs, students will discover more about themselves as they work to improve the quality of life for others; to advocate for social, economic, and environmental justice for vulnerable populations; and to acquire the skills, knowledge, and values to work with diverse people. With more than 300 students in our undergraduate major, we are the oldest accredited undergraduate social work program in the state. We also have a rapidly growing MSW program with over 100 students from across the globe. The department houses a gerontology minor and recently launched an online BSW program and an MSW program at the Ball State Indy campus.

THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH: A vital health resource for Indiana in preparing health professionals, the College of Health is moving boldly forward in making interprofessional education, practice and research its paradigm across its disciplines. The College offers 32 academic programs in 7 units: Departments of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling; Military Science; Nutrition and Health Science; Speech Pathology and Audiology; and Social Work plus the Schools of Nursing and Kinesiology. Our 224 faculty and staff serve nearly 3,000 students. We partner with regional communities for immersive learning and research. Our Health Professions Building was opened in 2019 with 165,000 square feet and is LEED Gold certified. Our Interprofessional Community Clinics offers a range of health and mental health services by students supervised by faculty as well as community health education and prevention services through the Healthy Lifestyle Center. Other facilities include the Health and Physical Activity (HP) complex, Ball Gymnasium, and Lewellen Aquatic Center. Our faculty and students contribute to the evidence base for their respective disciplines. Our research footprint features research institutes, including the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and Human Performance Lab. We are committed to inclusive excellence in all we do and intend to contribute to an increasingly ­­diverse health professional workforce to help decrease health care disparities.

Candidates are expected to have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in social work education and practice, and to be competent in contemporary approaches to social work education. Responsibilities include teaching social work courses across the curriculum in BSW and MSW.

Position Function: Part-Time contract faculty member with the ability to teach across the departmental curriculum.

  1. Teaching social work courses across the curriculum.
  2. Perform other related duties as assigned by the department chairperson.

Minimum Qualifications: Masters in Social Work from a CSWE accredited program from an accredited institution. At least two (2) years professional practice experience post masters in social work.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: At least one (1) year of teaching experience in undergraduate or graduate social work education. Demonstrated knowledge of the use of information technology to support social work education.

Apply online at:

Include the following documents with your application: teaching philosophy statement, curriculum vitae, and cover letter addressed to Matt Moore.

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 March 16, 2023.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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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...