Ball State University — Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology

Department of Biology
Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology
Ball State University

The Department of Biology invites applications for a Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Introductory Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology contract position available for 2021-2022 academic year.

The successful candidate will join the Departments of Biology and Chemistry in the newly constructed Foundational Sciences Building, which features collaborative space, a research library and computer labs, and cutting-edge teaching and research laboratories.

Primary responsibilities: Teaching Introductory Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology courses.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in the Biological Sciences or related field from an accredited institution by date of appointment is required for the title of Lecturer. Effective written and oral communication skills; commitment to excellence in teaching as demonstrated by a teaching statement and/or teaching evaluations.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Earned doctorate in the Biological Sciences from an accredited institution and by date of appointment is required for the title of Assistant Teaching Professor; demonstrated teaching ability and/or evidence of scholarly activity, as demonstrated by student evaluations or by publications.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae, teaching statement/portfolio, teaching evaluations, and cover letter. Names and contact information for three (3) references will be required in the application. Please upload any supplemental evidence of teaching ability and/or scholarly activity, as demonstrated by student evaluations or by publications as “Other” in the lists of optional document requirements. 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. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through June 2, 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.