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Assistant Teaching Professor of Honors

Ball State University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Humanities, Other Humanities, Philosophy, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
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Full Time
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Position Title

Assistant Teaching Professor of Honors

Additional Information

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 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


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 fellowship projects.
D. Contribute to the intellectual and professional life of the Honors College, Ball State University, and the surrounding community.
E. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

A. Terminal degree in the natural, physical, or social sciences; or closely related areas from an accredited college or university.
B. Experience teaching small, discussion-based seminars.
C. Experience teaching across disciplines, crafting service-learning or community engagement collaborations, and mentoring students.
D. Experience fostering a culture and climate of inclusive excellence.

Required Certifications/Licensures

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised


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.


Honors College:170030

Department Information

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 university.

Department Email or Phone Number or 1-765-285-1024

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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

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,

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy Statement
  4. Inclusive Excellence Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Doctorate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts
  3. Undergraduate Transcripts

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