The Department of Educational Studies has a full-time tenure-track position with expertise in research methods, institutional research in higher education, and program evaluation available August 2018.

The faculty member will teach graduate courses in support of two doctoral programs (the Ed.D. in Adult, Higher, and Community Education, & the Ph.D. in Educational Studies), multiple masters degrees, and certificate programs in institutional research and qualitative research.

Minimum QualificationsEarned doctorate in research methods, higher education, educational policy studies, adult education, or closely related field; relevant and successful teaching experience or potential to teach research courses designed to serve multiple graduate programs in higher education; relevant and successful professional service; an established research agenda; commitment to diverse learners.

Preferred QualificationsExperience in research methods, institutional research in higher education, and/or program evaluation; refereed publications; chaired doctoral committees/served on doctoral committees; experience teaching using on-campus and distance-learning course delivery methods; experience working with international, multicultural, and diverse learners.

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About Ball State UniversityBall 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: Educational Studies:800080Department Information

The Department of Educational Studies is a learning community engaged in the preparation of educators, the discovery of knowledge, and the promotion of social justice. We provide core undergraduate teacher education courses in curriculum development and implementation, educational technology, multicultural education, and the social foundations of education. Our graduate programs provide opportunities for continuing education and specialization for middle and secondary level teachers as well as those working at the post-secondary level in adult and community education, community college leadership, higher education and student affairs.

Posting Number: 201500206FNumber of Vacancies: 1

Desired Start Date: 08/13/2018

Applications Accepted Through Date: 03/11/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions Summary

Please include a list of references (with contact information) in either the cover letter or CV.

Although the option to upload transcripts is available, interviewees will be required to submit copies of transcripts for the highest related degree earned prior to the in-person interview. Original, official transcripts will be required at time of hire.

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact InformationDr. Roger Wessel (Committee Chair)