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Assistant Professor of Biology

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It is optional to upload in "Other", teaching and research statements, teaching evaluations or publications. Confidential reference letters will be requested from the listed references of all finalists. Official transcripts of the highest degree are required at time of hire.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor of Biology
Additional Information

The Department of Biology at Ball State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Biology. The successful candidate will be able to teach Human Physiology at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

Appointment Type Tenure-track
Length of Appointment FT Academic Year
Description

This tenure-track faculty position in Biology is able to teach Human Physiology at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Other teaching assignments may include Anatomy or Introductory Biology courses. The candidate will advance the research opportunities of undergraduate and graduate students in physiology while complementing and collaborating with current faculty.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned doctorate in Physiology, Biology, or related field from an accredited college or university; effective written and oral communication skills; commitment to excellence in teaching; and competency in current research concepts and approaches.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated teaching ability in Human Physiology using student-centered learning techniques; evidence of scholarly activity, such as postdoctoral experience, publications, and successful procurement of external grants; established research agenda that complements existing departmental research programs; collaborative potential with existing faculty at Ball State University.

Certifications/Licensures
Pre-Employment Screening Requires successful completion of a background check.
Positions Supervised

None

EEO Statement

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, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of 10 academic colleges that offer 190 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. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

Department Biology:700060
Department Information

The strongest candidates will have a track record of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level and demonstrate evidence of outstanding scholarship in the form of peer-reviewed publications and potential for external funding. Applicants with training in microscopy are encouraged to apply. The Department of Biology benefits from strong institutional support, promotes collaborations amongst faculty, and shares core research and teaching equipment. Ball State University offers generous start-up funding and strong institutional support, enabling new faculty to develop productive research programs. Faculty in the Department of Biology have been successful in publishing student-driven research in peer-reviewed journals and obtaining substantial extramural funding from sources including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and the Indiana State Department of Health. Many faculty pursue interdisciplinary collaborations with other BSU investigators within the Department of Biology, the BSU Center for Medical Education, and the Departments of Chemistry, Geography, Geological Sciences, Math, and Natural Resources and Environmental Resources.

Ball State University is located in the culturally-rich city of Muncie, IN and is within short driving distance of Fort Wayne, IN, and Indianapolis, IN. The campus of Ball State University maintains the David Owsley Museum of Art, which holds over 11,000 works of art. Also on campus is the newly renovated Emens Auditorium, which has hosted world-renowned artists, musicians, and shows since 1964. The recently revitalized Downtown Muncie hosts monthly arts gatherings (First Thursdays), numerous annual festivals, and the Muncie Three Trails Music Series. Muncie is also the nexus of Indiana’s longest span of recreational trails (the Cardinal Greenways), and the nearby Prairie Creek Reservoir annually hosts the Ironman 70.3 Muncie triathlon.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 201500155F
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/17/2018
Position End Date
Posting Date 10/30/2017
Applications Accepted Through Date 12/30/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary

It is optional to upload in “Other”, teaching and research statements, teaching evaluations or publications.

Confidential reference letters will be requested from the listed references of all finalists.

Official transcripts of the highest degree are required at time of hire.

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information

Dr. Kemuel Badger, Chair, Department of Biology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306 (kbadger@bsu.edu)

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Doctorate Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts
  3. Other