Ball State University — Assistant Lecturer / Assistant Teaching Professor of English

Ball State University is seeking a full-time, non-tenure-track position for an Assistant Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of English to teach four classes each semester primarily in our award-winning, first-year writing program. This position will be a one-year contract with possibility of renewal.

Instructors may also be assigned to teach courses in literature, creative writing, TESOL, or professional writing depending on faculty expertise and departmental needs.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or related field from an accredited college or university by date of appointment and at least one year experience teaching first-year writing at the college level. (Rank/title: Assistant Lecturer with MA.)

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

Preferred Qualifications: ABD or terminal degree in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or related field from an accredited college or university by date of appointment; three or more years’ experience teaching first-year writing at the college level; experience teaching in one or more of these areas: literature, creative writing, TESOL, or professional writing. (Rank/title: Assistant Teaching Professor with terminal degree.)

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae, course syllabi, and cover letter addressed to Patrick Collier. Under “Course Syllabi”, please upload a single document with a syllabus for a first-year writing class. Although the option to upload copies of transcripts is available in the application, an official, original transcript showing the highest related degree earned is required at time of hire (even if obtained at Ball State University). Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire. 

Salary for this position is $34,000-$39,000. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through May 30, 2021.

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.