Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences

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Ball State University

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences

Ball State University


The Department of Mathematical Sciences is seeking applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in Mathematical Sciences, beginning August 19, 2022.  The length of the probationary period, normally seven years, may be reduced for the exceptional candidate.
Specific duties as a faculty member include teaching content and methodology courses for prospective and practicing teachers at the elementary, middle school, secondary, and community college levels; scholarship; service. 


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.


Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in mathematics education, or closely related field from an accredited institution by date of appointment, with at least 18 graduate semester hours of coursework in mathematics content and/or mathematics pedagogy; current or previous K-12 teaching licensure or certification; at least two years of K-12 teaching experience. 
Employer will consider sponsorship.


Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate in mathematics education and a bachelor’s degree or higher in a mathematical science from an accredited institution and by date of appointment; experience or interest in teaching online courses; experience implementing and teaching culturally sustaining pedagogy; scholarship relevant to mathematics education; experience or interest in partnering with public schools.


Required Certifications/Licensures: Current or previous teaching K-12 licensure or certification.


Apply online at: Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter addressed to Jerry Woodward
  2. Curriculum vitae - Please ensure the curriculum vitae includes the names of three references who would be able to submit letters addressing your qualifications including at least one of which substantially addresses your teaching ability and performance.
  3. Research Statement/Papers
  4. Teaching Philosophy Statement
  5. An Inclusive Excellence Statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500. 
  6. Master’s transcript
  7. Doctorate transcript
  8. Current of previous teaching K-12 licensure or certification


Transcripts required (even if obtained at BSU) at time of application, showing degree program in which applicant is enrolled. Original, official transcripts showing degree conferred are required at time of hire. Degree verification will be conducted.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through October 22, 2021.


Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. 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 the quality of life for all.


The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.


The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:         


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.


Review of Applicants Begins: 
Monday, August 23, 2021
Contact Name: 
Katherine Stoss
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