Assistant/Associate Professor of Research Methods

Muncie, Indiana
Jan 17, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Educational Studies at Ball State University is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track faculty member in Research Methodology with expertise in research methods, institutional research in higher education, and program evaluation. The faculty member will teach graduate courses in support of two doctoral programs (the Ed.D. in Adult, Higher, and Community Education, & the Ph.D. in Educational Studies), multiple masters degrees, and a certificate in institutional research.

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.

Minimum qualifications: Earned doctorate in research methods, higher education, educational policy studies, adult education, or closely related field from an accredited college or university; relevant and successful teaching experience or potential to teach research courses designed to serve multiple graduate programs in higher education; relevant and successful professional service; an established research agenda; commitment to diverse learners.         

Preferred qualifications: Experience in research methods, institutional research in higher education, and/or program evaluation; refereed publications; chaired doctoral committees/served on doctoral committees; experience teaching using on-campus and distance-learning course delivery methods; experience working with international, multicultural, and diverse learners.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application:  cover letter addressed to Dr. Roger Wessel, Committee Chair and curriculum vitae with contact information of three references.    Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through March 11, 2018.  Interviewees will be required to submit copies of transcripts for highest degree earned prior to an in-person interview.  Original, official transcripts will be required at time of hire.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

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.

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, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.