Ball State University — Assistant Teaching Professor of Honors

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. 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.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:  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; Evidence of potential for excellence in pedagogical innovation, interdisciplinary interactions,  and mentoring undergraduates via a statement of teaching philosophy; 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.

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

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

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and 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. 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 October 21, 2021. 

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.

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, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.