Ball State University Instructor of Biology

The Department of Biology at Ball State University invites applications for a one year renewable contract faculty position, available August 20, 2016.  The University offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay. 

Major Responsibilities: Faculty member with broad base in biological sciences, with focus on teaching introductory biology, ecology, zoology and other courses for biology majors.  Contribute actively to the intellectual and professional life of the Biology Department, the College of Sciences and Humanities, Ball State University and the surrounding community. 

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree or higher in the biological sciences or related field from an accredited college or university; effective written and oral communication skills; commitment to excellence in teaching. 

Preferred qualifications: Earned doctorate in biological sciences from an accredited college or university with a focus on animal ecology/zoology; demonstrated teaching ability and/or evidence of scholarly activity.  

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.  

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, documentation of scholarly activity and teaching ability (e.g., student and peer review evaluation summaries), copies of transcripts, and the names, addresses and contact information of five persons who can provide professional recommendations upon request.  Application materials are to be submitted in Word or PDF format as attachments to an email message to: 

Dr. Kemuel Badger, Chair
Department of Biology
Ball State University
Muncie IN 47306

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis.  Approximately 21,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of seven academic colleges that offer 187 undergraduate programs, 84 master's programs, and 16 doctoral programs.  Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders committed to improving quality of life for all. 

Ball State University if 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.