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8 Dec 2020

Full-Time Assistant Lecturer of Early Childhood, Youth, & Family Studies

Ball State University – Posted by Muncie, Indiana, United States

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Department of Early Childhood, Youth & Family Studies

Assistant Lecturer of Early Childhood, Youth, & Family Studies

Ball State University


Ball State University’s Department of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies has a full time, on-campus Assistant Lecturer position available August 2021. Primary duties include teaching undergraduate students in one or more of the following areas; early childhood curriculum, family and community relations, youth work, grant writing and research methods, family stress and crisis, and other content areas related to children. The standard assigned teaching load is 12 semester hours (typically four courses, primarily taught face-to-face). Responsibilities also include service to the department, college, and university; and other duties as assigned.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching: The Department of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies includes programs in early childhood education, child development, child life, and family studies. It includes a lab school for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, in partnership with the YMCA. Teaching responsibilities include instructing undergraduates, with a commitment to excellence and expertise in one or more of the following areas: family engagement and services, parenting, early childhood program administration, child life, early childhood curriculum and instruction, kindergarten education, youth work, grant writing and research methods, and other content areas related to children or families; supporting program growth and development; and, advising students about the discipline and career options. The standard assigned teaching load is 12 semester hours (typically four courses, primarily taught face-to-face). Major focus of the position includes: (1) background, knowledge, and skills primarily in the areas of family relations and childhood; and (2) ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff to foster curriculum implementation, assessment, and improvement. Perform other related duties as assigned by the department chair.
  • Service: Actively contribute to the missions and strategic initiatives of the Department of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies, Teachers College, and Ball State University through involvement with professional associations and activities at the local, regional, and national levels.


Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in human development and family studies, child development, early childhood education, adult education/executive development and public service, or closely related field from an accredited institution by date of appointment.


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


Preferred Qualifications: A record of successful teaching content related to families and children; experience in one or more of the following: working in an agency that serves children and families, certification as a child life specialist, classroom experience in early childhood settings, or holds or has held an early childhood or elementary teaching license. Effective oral and written communication skills.

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.


How to Apply

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to Scott Hall. The option to upload transcripts is available. 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 January 24, 2021.  

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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