Director of Center for Information and Communication Sciences
Ball State University
Ball State University invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for Information and Communication Sciences, CICS. For over three and a half decades this innovative and intense 11 month, interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial graduate/professional program has successfully combined theory and practical learning in information and communication sciences, leading to a 90%+ employment rate in a wide range of private and public organizations. Through a curriculum that serves as the nexus for technology, business, and policy, students from a wide range of backgrounds have been successful on five continents around the globe, with over 2000 alumni in leadership roles and successful careers.
More recently, the Center successfully began an online degree program which U.S. News and World Report ranked in the top 20 programs nationally. The Wall Street Journal ranked the CICS degree as #1 in degree value.
In the past year, the Center also welcomed the undergraduate Computer and Information Technology undergraduate program, a Bachelor of Science degree program of long-standing at Ball State. In addition to the academic program elements, the Center also provides a broad-ranging Student Social Learning Program to help students as they grow professionally.
The new Director will have the opportunity to evolve this student-centered leader in the field to the next set of opportunities and success.
For more information about the Center visit: https://www.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/cics
The Center is housed within the College of Communication Information and Media – one of the largest and most technologically advanced communication colleges in the United States. The Director reports to the CCIM Dean.
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: Directs the operation of the Center for Information and Communication Sciences, including the academic programs, research and service activities, production and development connected to the Center. This position reports to the Dean of the College of Communication, Information and Media (CCIM). Reporting to this position will be all faculty, professional and administrative staff assigned to the Center.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education. At least 10 years of technology industry experience; five years of leadership/management and administrative experience, relationship management, external funding activity, and teaching and higher education experience.
Employer will consider sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher education.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/29644. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Desiree Soptelean and Paaige Turner. 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. 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.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through May 1, 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.
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.