Ball State University — Assistant Professor of Biology

The Department of Biology at Ball State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Immunology. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate Immunology and Introductory Biology. Other teaching assignments may include courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. The candidate’s research program should involve undergraduate and Master’s students in novel avenues of investigation in the field of Immunology while complementing and collaborating with current faculty in the Department of Biology and/or the BSU Center for Medical Education (Indiana University School of Medicine-Muncie Campus). 

The strongest candidates will have a record of accomplished teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; demonstrate evidence of outstanding scholarship in the form of peer-reviewed publications, and potential for external funding. The Department of Biology benefits from strong institutional support, promotes collaborations amongst faculty, and shares core research and teaching equipment.

Minimum qualifications:  Earned doctorate in Immunology, Biology, Molecular Biology or related field or M.D. /Ph.D. from an accredited college or university. 

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred qualifications: Demonstrated teaching ability in Immunology, Introductory Biology, or related disciplines using student-centered learning techniques; evidence of scholarly activity, such as postdoctoral experience, publications, and successful procurement of external grants; established research agenda that complements existing departmental research programs; collaborative potential with existing faculty at Ball State University.  Effective written and oral communication skills; commitment to excellence in teaching; and competency in current research concepts and approaches.

Apply online at:  Include the following documents with your application:  Cover letter addressed to Dr. Doug Bernstein, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Statement/Portfolio, Research Statement/Papers and Teaching Evaluations.   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.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through November 28, 2019. 

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus.  Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

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, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.