Ball State University’s Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications from individuals who can contribute through their research, teaching, and service to the growth of our department. This position is a one year contract faculty position available beginning August 2019 with the possibility of renewal.
Primary responsibilities include teaching full-time (12 credit hours) lectures and laboratory courses primarily in the areas of introductory physics, astronomy, and/or physics education for pre-service elementary education majors. In addition, the candidate may teach upper level undergraduate courses, graduate-level courses where qualifications match departmental needs, and be expected to contribute intellectual and professional service to the department.
Minimum qualifications: A master of science in physics, physics education, science education (with an emphasis in physics), astronomy, astrophysics, or related field from an accredited institution, and completed by date of employment. One year teaching experience at the college level gained concurrently or at any time.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred qualifications: PhD in physics, physics education, science education (with an emphasis in physics), astronomy, astrophysics or related field at the time of application. Experience teaching introductory physics and/or astronomy courses for majors, non-majors, and/or pre-service elementary education majors. A strong commitment to the teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Effective communication skills in both the classroom and laboratory setting, with three or more years of successful post-secondary teaching experience.
Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/17079. Include the following documents with your application: cover letter addressed to Dr. Yong Joe, curriculum vitae, Teaching Statement/Portfolio and Research Statement/Papers. Note that only one document may be uploaded. Therefore, if you desire to upload multiple documents you will need to combine them into a single PDF prior to the upload.
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. Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through June 4, 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.
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About Ball State University
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. 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.
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