Ball State University — Assistant Lecturer / Assistant Teaching Professor of Communication Studies and Director of the Speech Team

Ball State University’s Department of Communication Studies has a full-time contract faculty position as Assistant Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Communication Studies and Director of Speech Team available August 2021. Primary instructional responsibilities include teaching courses in communication, such as Public Speaking, Communication and Pop Culture, Political Communication, and other courses as assigned. The instructional load is four classes a semester, with 1/4 non-instructional load assignment for serving as the Director of the Speech Team. There is also the possibility for Summer teaching. 

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Communication Studies or related field from an accredited institution by date of appointment; teaching experience at the college level in undergraduate classes and evidence of excellence in teaching as demonstrated by course evaluations; at least two years of experience coaching college speech.  

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. 

Preferred Qualifications: Track record of competitive coaching success; experience hosting high school and college tournaments and events. 

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to Mary Moore. The option to upload Teaching Evaluations is available. If you are selected to move forward in the process, Teaching Evaluations will be required. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner 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 December 16, 2020. 

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.