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Instructor of Special Education

Ball State University

Last Updated: 9/25/22

Job Description

Special Education


Instructor of Special Education

Ball State University

The Department of Special Education has part-time adjunct instructor positions available for Spring and Fall semesters. Instructors are needed to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Special Education (e.g., mild, severe, deaf/hard of hearing, etc.), Applied Behavior Analysis, and Autism. Both on campus and online courses are available.

Please note that applications will remain active for one year from the posting date. Therefore, if you apply for this position, you may not hear from the Department of Special Education until there is a need to hire an instructor to teach a specific course.

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: Adjunct instructors will teach courses related to specialty areas (e.g., mild, severe, deaf/hard of hearing, ABA, autism, research methods, etc.) within special education and ABA. For on-campus courses, faculty will be responsible for teaching scheduled courses on a weekly basis.

On-line instructors will be responsible for grading, providing quality feedback on assignments, and responding to students in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Adjuncts teaching undergraduate courses in special education have a Masters degree in special education or closely related field from an accredited institution.

  • Adjuncts teaching graduate level courses must have a doctoral degree in special education or closely related field from an accredited institution.

  • Adjuncts teaching graduate level courses in ABA or autism must have at least a doctoral degree in ABA, psychology, education, special education, or closely related field from an accredited institution. In addition, the instructor must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

  • Adjuncts teaching undergraduate ABA/Autism courses must have at least a Masters degree in ABA, psychology, education, special education, or closely related field from an accredited institution and be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

  • Adjunct faculty interested in teaching masters level research methods courses must have at least a doctoral degree in special education, education, psychology, or closely related field from an accredited institution.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred qualifications for special education courses is at least two years of teaching experience in schools working directly with students with disabilities.
  • Preferred qualification for ABA courses is at least two years of experience employed as a BCBA.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/32997 . Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae, and cover letter.

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 11/26/2022.

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.

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.

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.



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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...