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Assistant Professor History

Ball State University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, History, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title

Assistant Professor History

Additional Information

Ball State University’s Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track position in social studies/history education available August 2022. The Ball State University Department of History serves over 300 undergraduate majors and some 20 graduate students. Undergraduate degree options include history, public history and social studies education. Faculty are committed to being teacher-scholars with active research agendas. Content areas of particular strength include social studies education, public history, global women’s and gender history, early modern global history and the long nineteenth century in the United States.

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.

Inclusive Excellence Statement

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.

Benefits and Community


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Length of Appointment

FT Academic Year


In addition to teaching and research responsibilities in line with a tenure-track assistant professorship, the successful candidate will serve as director of the history/social studies teaching program: supervising student teachers, writing accreditation reports and supervising a degree option within the history department that involves interaction with other departments and programs and serves over 100 of our majors.

Minimum Qualifications

ABD in social studies education or related field; Ph. D. or Ed.D. in social studies education or related field expected from an accredited college or university by August 1, 2022; must have active research agenda and record of effective teaching, including experience teaching social studies at the middle or secondary school level.

Authorization to work in the US

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. or Ed.D. in social studies education or related field; teaching experience at the college or university level; record of scholarship, including publication and/or presentation in primary area(s) of scholarship; experience supervising student teachers; license to teach social studies or history at the secondary level; record of building successful partnerships with K-12 schools; interest in civic engagement; interest in using digital approaches that help distill historical meaning from texts and artifacts and present historical analysis in a classroom setting; and record of service in relevant social studies/history and related associations.

Required Certifications/Licensures

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Director of History/Social Studies Education

EEO Statement

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.

About Ball State University

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.



Department Information

Department Email or Phone Number; 765-285-8700

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Information regarding transcripts

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.

Special Instructions Summary

Please include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae, Inclusive Excellence Statement, the names of three references and cover letter addressed to Professor Abel Alves.

In the Applicant Documents section of this application under the Inclusive Excellence Statement, please provide a 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.

A writing sample, research examples and teaching portfolio will be required of phone interviewees and finalists. References will be contacted at the final stage of the applicant review.

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information

Abel A. Alves
Professor and Chairperson

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Inclusive Excellence Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts
  3. Doctorate Transcripts
  4. Multimedia Files
  5. Teaching Evaluations
  6. Course Syllabi
  7. List of Courses Taught
  8. Teaching Philosophy Statement
  9. Teaching Statement/Portfolio
  10. Research Statement/Papers
  11. Writing Sample

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