Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Job posting number: #7232876

Posted: March 28, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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Benefits and Community

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Affordable Healthcare

Retirement

Tuition Remission (For eligible employees, their dependents, and spouse)

Paid Parental Leave

Professional Development

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Appointment Type Non-Tenure-track/Contract
Length of Appointment FT Academic Year
Description
The Department of Biology at Ball State University invites applications for a fixed term(non-tenure) faculty position in Biology for the 2024-2025 Academic Year.
Minimum Qualifications
Earned doctorate in biological sciences or related field from an accredited college or university by date of appointment; effective written and oral communication skills; commitment to excellence in teaching; and competency in current research concepts and approaches.
Authorization to work in the US Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated teaching ability in biology using student-centered learning techniques; Evidence of teaching ability, as demonstrated by student or peer evaluation summaries. Evidence of scholarly activity, as demonstrated by publications.
Required Certifications/Licensures
Pre-Employment Screening Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.
Position Title(s) Supervised
None
EEO Statement
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, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.




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