Assistant Professor History

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7086147 (Ref.No. BSU27323)
Posted: September 25, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

In addition to teaching and research responsibilities in line with a tenure-track assistant professorship, the successful candidate will serve as director of the history/social studies teaching program: 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.

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

Job Function:

In addition to teaching and research responsibilities in line with a tenure-track assistant professorship, the successful candidate will serve as director of the history/social studies teaching program: 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.

Minimum Experience:

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.

Preferred Experience:

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


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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