Assistant Professor of Special 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 faculty members with strong interpersonal skills and faculty 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 on campus and online courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in severe/multiple disabilities, supervise practicum students, support student teaching, advise students, oversee coordination of the intense interventions program, conduct research, and serve on department, college, and university committees. Possible summer teaching is available if desired.
Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate or evidence of ABD status (Doctorate must be completed by date of employment). A minimum of 2 years teaching children with special needs.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
- Earned doctorate with emphasis in severe/multiple disabilities
- Additional years of teaching experience in public and/or private schools working with students with severe/multiple disabilities.
- Evidence of scholarly productivity including published articles, books, professional presentations.
- Technology skills related to teaching and learning.
- Experience using innovative emerging media technologies in Special Education.
- Experience teaching online and blended courses.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/34330 . Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae, cover letter, 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 and 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.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 12/02/2022.
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.
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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.
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- Affordable Healthcare
- 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.