Assistant Teaching Professor of Honors
Ball State University’s Honors College invites applications for a
full-time, academic year, contract faculty position preferably from
the areas of the natural, physical, or social sciences, available
August 19, 2022
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
to learn more about our commitment and to
identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Benefits and Community
Length of Appointment
FT Academic Year
A. Teach 12 credit hours of Honors College courses each academic
term. Teaching assignments will include interdisciplinary
explorations in the natural/physical sciences, or in the social
sciences/humanities with emphasis on contemporary societal issues.
Faculty will also teach courses with in-depth
inter-or-multidisciplinary topics as colloquia.
B. Work collaboratively with current faculty to develop innovative
pedagogy in the Honors College.
C. Mentor undergraduate Honors students on thesis topics or
D. Contribute to the intellectual and professional life of the
Honors College, Ball State University, and the surrounding
E. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean.
A. Terminal degree in one or more of the following: the natural,
physical, or social sciences; humanities; the fine arts; or closely
related areas from an accredited college or university.
B. Evidence of potential for excellence in pedagogical innovation,
interdisciplinary interactions, and mentoring undergraduates via a
statement of teaching philosophy.
C. Evidence of potential to support the College’s goal to be a
leader in inclusive excellence, both on campus and nationally via a
statement of inclusive excellence.
Authorization to work in the US
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be
employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
A. Terminal degree in the natural, physical, or social sciences; or
closely related areas from an accredited college or
B. Experience teaching small, discussion-based seminars.
C. Experience teaching across disciplines, crafting
service-learning or community engagement collaborations, and
D. Experience fostering a culture and climate of inclusive
Requires successful completion of a background check and education
Position Title(s) Supervised
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.
The Ball State University Honors College currently is, and aspires
to remain, the most comprehensive honors college or program in the
state of Indiana and among the most comprehensive in the nation.
Founded as a program in 1959, and approved as a college in 1979,
the Ball State University Honors College fosters innovation in
research, teaching, and learning through an independently created
liberal arts curriculum, engaged faculty, and an active
living-learning community. The distinctive Honors classes have no
equivalents elsewhere at Ball State, can fulfill nearly half of
Ball State core requirements, and focus on inquiry, collaboration,
and personal interaction. Located in the heart of campus in the
Ball Honors House, the Honors College fosters a four-year academic,
leadership, and social experience in which students maximize their
potential through exploration and discovery. The Honors College
provides distinctive learning experiences for students of high
academic promise and achievement, and does this so well that its
graduates are competitive with those of any other college or
Department Email or Phone Number
firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-765-285-1024
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date
Applications Accepted Through Date
Open Until Filled
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
In the Applicant Documents section of this application, the
following documents are required:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. A statement of teaching philosophy
4. 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.
Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information
Elizabeth Dalton, Teaching Professor of Honors Humanities,
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Philosophy Statement
- Inclusive Excellence Statement
- Doctorate Transcripts
- Master's Transcripts
- Undergraduate Transcripts