Full-time, academic year appointment begins on August 19, 2022.
The Department of Psychological Science at Ball State University is comprised of twenty-three full-time faculty with teaching and research expertise spanning social, cognitive, clinical, and developmental psychology, and neuroscience. Our department includes two Master’s programs in Clinical Psychology and Psychological Science, a large undergraduate major (approximately 700 students), a psychology minor, and interdisciplinary concentrations in criminal justice, data analytics, and neuroscience. The department’s mission aligns with the university’s focus on high impact experiences for our undergraduate and graduate students, and we provide strong generalist training in psychology as a science. The faculty are productive scholars, particularly in the areas of neuroscientific foundations of cognitive, developmental, and social processes, social attitudes and communication, prejudice and discrimination, externalizing psychopathology, and psychological assessment. Faculty collaborate with many other academic departments across the university and with community partners. In line with the university's focus on community engagement, faculty are also active participants in university, community, and professional service. To learn more about the department, please visit www.bsu.edu/psysc.
Non-tenure line (NTL) faculty contribute to Ball State’s mission through excellence in teaching and service to the university, its students, and the surrounding community. In the Department of Psychological Science, NTL faculty contribute to the department’s mission by teaching courses in their area of expertise, including both general and specialized courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. The department works to provide access to resources to NTL faculty for research or community engaged work. Non-tenure line faculty are highly valued and are active members of the department. Currently, the department is comprised of 35% NTL faculty, who have an average of nearly 20 years of service. These faculty are eligible for promotion and merit raises, as well as full participation in the University’s affairs and benefits programs. The University has a history of promoting NTL faculty and 75% of department NTL faculty have been promoted. Many of the department’s NTL faculty have been recognized for their excellence in teaching.
Responsibilities: The Psychological Science Department seeks a teacher-scholar with a strong record of teaching excellence to join our faculty. As a full-time NTL faculty member, this individual will teach courses in the department and remain current in their specialty area. They are also asked to contribute to the professional life of the Department of Psychological Science and perform other duties as assigned by the department’s chair. The typical academic load for NTL faculty in our department is 12 credit hours for teaching each semester, with the possibility of course overloads.
Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in psychology or closely related field from an accredited college or university; potential as a teacher of psychology courses.
Preferred qualifications: We are seeking applicants who demonstrate one or more of the following qualifications: doctoral degree in psychology or closely related field; experience teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level in a psychology program or a closely related field; experience teaching courses, or a history of applied work or academic research, in a field of psychology that encompasses one or more of our department’s areas of academic/research concentration (bio/neuro, psychopathology/clinical, social/diversity, industrial/organizational, cognition/learning, development, and/or stats/research); and a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. Our department’s needs assessment indicates a strong preference for individuals with experience/potential to teach courses in industrial/organizational, diversity or bio/neuro psychology.
Submit the following application materials by March 11, 2022: letter of application highlighting qualifications for the position, full academic curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and diversity statement to Dr. Tayla Lee, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finalists will be asked to submit additional materials, including contact information for three references.
Questions should be directed to Dr. Tayla Lee, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
The Assistant Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor of Psychological Science (Position #101123) posting is available at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/29336.
Ball State University believes inclusive excellence is an integral endeavor to fulfill our university’s mission and our strategic plan and must be infused in every step we take. The Department of Psychological Science seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. For more information: https://www.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/psychological-science/academic-programs.