The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Ball State University invites applications for a tenured, senior faculty position. The occupant will also serve as Department Chairperson for a three-year, renewable term beginning July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will possess a continuing commitment to a well-established research agenda, to effective undergraduate teaching, and to public service.
As a Department Chair, the candidate will provide leadership for a department with eight full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members. The department’s facilities include the state-of-the-art Charles W. Brown Planetarium, which has more than 20,000 visitors per year and remains a vital contributor to Ball State University’s commitment to community engagement. The successful candidate will have a specialty in either physics or astronomy. Teaching assignments may include introductory courses as well as upper-division courses.
Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy or terminal degree in appropriate area, from an accredited institution. Five years of tenure-line faculty teaching and research experience.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred qualifications: Three years of academic department, college or university administrative experience; experience as chairperson of an academic department or assistant/associate dean of a college; substantial record of research and publication in own area (s) of specialization; demonstrated excellence in teaching.
Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/18459. Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae, cover letter addressed to Dr. Richard Fluegeman and Teaching Statement/Portfolio. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned 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 November 8, 2019.
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.
Internal Number: 100597
About Ball State University
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. 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.
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