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15 Jul 2021

Full-Time Assistant Professor of History

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

Job Description

Department of History

Assistant Professor of History

Ball State University


Ball State University’s Department of History invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in social studies/history education available August 2022.

Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in social studies methodologies, supervising student teachers, writing accreditation reports and supervising a degree option within the history department that involves interaction with other departments and programs and serves over 100 of our majors.


The Ball State University Department of History serves over 300 undergraduate majors and some 20 graduate students. Undergraduate degree options include history, public history and social studies education. Faculty are committed to being teacher-scholars with active research agendas. Content areas of particular strength include social studies education, public history, global women’s and gender history, early modern global history and the long nineteenth century in the United States.


At 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: ABD in social studies education or related field; Ph. D. or Ed.D. in social studies education or related field expected from an accredited college or university by August 1, 2022; must have active research agenda and record of effective teaching, including experience teaching social studies at the middle or secondary school level.


Employer will consider sponsorship.


Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in social studies education or related field; teaching experience at the college or university level; interest in using digital approaches that help distill historical meaning from texts and artifacts and present historical analysis in a classroom setting; interest in civic engagement; and record of scholarship, including publication and/or presentation in primary area(s) of scholarship; record of service in relevant social studies/history and related associations; experience supervising student teachers; license to teach social studies or history at the secondary level; record of building successful partnerships with K-12 schools.


Apply online at: Please include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae, Inclusive Excellence Statement, the names of three references and cover letter addressed to Professor Abel Alves. In the Applicant Documents section of this application under the Inclusive Excellence Statement, please provide a 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. Additionally, a writing sample and teaching portfolio will be required of finalists.

Contact information for three references is also required in this application. References will be contacted at the final stage of the applicant review.


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 September 30, 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. 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.


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.


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Job Types: Full-Time.

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