Assistant Teaching Professor of Honors

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7085997 (Ref.No. BSU27217)
Posted: September 23, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A. Teach 12 credit hours of Honors College courses each academic term. Teaching assignments will include interdisciplinary explorations in the natural/physical sciences, or in the social sciences/humanities with emphasis on contemporary societal issues. Faculty will also teach courses with in-depth inter-or-multidisciplinary topics as colloquia. 
B. Work collaboratively with current faculty to develop innovative pedagogy in the Honors College. 
C. Mentor undergraduate Honors students on thesis topics or fellowship projects. 
D. Contribute to the intellectual and professional life of the Honors College, Ball State University, and the surrounding community. 
 E. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean.

Ball State University’s Honors College invites applications for a full-time, academic year, contract faculty position preferably from the areas of the natural, physical, or social sciences, available August 19, 2022

Job Function:

A. Teach 12 credit hours of Honors College courses each academic term. Teaching assignments will include interdisciplinary explorations in the natural/physical sciences, or in the social sciences/humanities with emphasis on contemporary societal issues. Faculty will also teach courses with in-depth inter-or-multidisciplinary topics as colloquia. 
B. Work collaboratively with current faculty to develop innovative pedagogy in the Honors College. 
C. Mentor undergraduate Honors students on thesis topics or fellowship projects. 
D. Contribute to the intellectual and professional life of the Honors College, Ball State University, and the surrounding community. 
 E. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean.

Minimum Experience:

A. Terminal degree in one or more of the following: the natural, physical, or social sciences; humanities; the fine arts; or closely related areas from an accredited college or university. 
B. Evidence of potential for excellence in pedagogical innovation, interdisciplinary interactions,  and mentoring undergraduates via a statement of teaching philosophy.
C. Evidence of potential to support the College's goal to be a leader in inclusive excellence, both on campus and nationally via a statement of inclusive excellence.

Preferred Experience:

A. Terminal degree in the natural, physical, or social sciences; or closely related areas from an accredited college or university. 
B. Experience teaching small, discussion-based seminars. 
C. Experience teaching across disciplines, crafting service-learning or community engagement collaborations, and mentoring students.
D. Experience fostering a culture and climate of inclusive excellence.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.



 

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