Assistant Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Educational Studies

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7262080 (Ref.No. BSU43813)
Posted: July 11, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

As an Assistant Teaching Lecturer, this one-year contract faculty member will teach online and on-campus courses for both undergraduate and graduate students in Ball State’s secondary education teacher preparation programs. The courses will target secondary curriculum concepts, educational foundations, and technology integration. The faculty member will work effectively with diverse populations of students and colleagues. As part of their role, the faculty member will engage with members of the community.

The faculty member shall have responsibility for teaching methods courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Educational Studies, with a focus on secondary teacher preparation, curriculum, educational foundations, and educational technology. Also, the individual may assume other related duties as assigned including:
1. Practicum and student teaching supervisions.
2. Program oversight and coordination.
3. Local, state, and national presentations.
4. Scholarly writing in refereed journals.
5. Participation in departmental, college, and/or university committees.
6. Other duties typically expected of a faculty member.

The Department of Educational Studies welcomes applications for an Assistant Lecturer / Assistant Teaching Professor. 

Job Function:

As an Assistant Teaching Lecturer, this one-year contract faculty member will teach online and on-campus courses for both undergraduate and graduate students in Ball State’s secondary education teacher preparation programs. The courses will target secondary curriculum concepts, educational foundations, and technology integration. The faculty member will work effectively with diverse populations of students and colleagues. As part of their role, the faculty member will engage with members of the community.

The faculty member shall have responsibility for teaching methods courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Educational Studies, with a focus on secondary teacher preparation, curriculum, educational foundations, and educational technology. Also, the individual may assume other related duties as assigned including:
1. Practicum and student teaching supervisions.
2. Program oversight and coordination.
3. Local, state, and national presentations.
4. Scholarly writing in refereed journals.
5. Participation in departmental, college, and/or university committees.
6. Other duties typically expected of a faculty member.

Minimum Experience:


  • Earned Masters or evidence that a Masters will be conferred by the date of employment in curriculum and instruction, secondary teacher education, or a closely related field.
  • Relevant and successful teaching experience in secondary schools with the ability for relating these experiences to instruction for Middle and High School Teacher Education majors.
  • Has held a valid secondary teaching license.
  • Resume includes qualifications that will facilitate graduate faculty status within the department and university.
  • Ability to effectively teach and conduct academic duties in both online and on-campus environments.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with diverse student populations.

Preferred Experience:


  • Earned doctorate in curriculum and instruction, secondary teacher education, or a closely related field.
  • Experience in teaching through both on-campus and online learning course delivery methods.
  • Experience with community engagement and/or service-based learning.
  • Experience in working with teacher education platforms for certification or licensing (i.e., edTPA, TK20, etc.).
  • Evidence of scholarly activities (i.e., publications, research, and grants) related to the field of teacher education, involving curriculum, pedagogy, discipline-specific literacy, and technology integration.
  • Experience working with multicultural, international, and diverse student populations.


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.