Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Job posting number: #7092435 (Ref:BSU29061)

Posted: January 18, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Ball State University’s Department of Elementary Education invites applications for one full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction available August 2022. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary education that focus upon theories and practice in teaching and learning with a strong emphasis on equity, supervising practicum experiences, supervising and conducting research; publishing; partnering with schools and communities; and engaging in professional, university and departmental service. There may be opportunities to advise masters and doctoral students. 

The Department of Elementary Education is committed to preparing educators with the will and skill to serve all students. Using a pedagogy of community engagement, we prepare educators who are culturally responsive, critically conscious, and committed to education for social justice in our democratic society. 
 
Among the distinguishing features of a Ball State education are its many immersive learning experiences in which students work in solidarity with community and school partners to address community-identified goals. Numerous programs abound and include the nationally recognized Schools within the Context of Community program, among several others. 
 
Ball State also partners with many dynamic professional groups dedicated to the development of high-quality clinical experiences that link theory and practice in the education of teacher candidates. These include the Clinical Practice Network and University Assisted Community Schools Network, among others. Ball State is also home to the Alliance for Community Engaged Teacher Preparation. 

Job Function:

Ball State University’s Department of Elementary Education invites applications for one full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction available August 2022. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary education that focus upon theories and practice in teaching and learning with a strong emphasis on equity, supervising practicum experiences, supervising and conducting research; publishing; partnering with schools and communities; and engaging in professional, university and departmental service. There may be opportunities to advise masters and doctoral students. 

Minimum Experience:

Earned doctorate in Elementary Education, Curriculum & Instruction, or related field from an accredited institution by date of appointment; three years of full-time elementary teaching experience; strong background in literacy theory and instruction demonstrated by published refereed articles, book chapters, books or other publications, and presentations at regional, national and/or International conferences.  

Preferred Experience:

University teaching experience; knowledge of recent trends in education as they pertain to culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies, education for social justice, and educational inequality; experience working with learners with a diverse array of needs. experiences. and backgrounds; record of seeking and obtaining grant funding; knowledge and capability with technologies in education, including online teaching experience; experience supervising student teaching; commitment to and experience partnering with schools, families, communities, and/or community agencies; strong collaboration skills .


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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Job posting number:#7092435 (Ref:BSU29061)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Ball State University
Muncie,Indiana
United States
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