Assistant Clinical Professor of Educational Leadership

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The Department of Educational Leadership invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor (non-tenure-line) faculty position available for the 2023-24 academic year. Our department is seeking faculty members with strong interpersonal skills and faculty who value collaborative teaching approaches to promote cross-disciplinary knowledge that will serve our graduates in their careers. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable teaching skills in guiding the growth of academic programs and curricula and working experience in leadership.


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.


Position Function: Major responsibilities include teaching graduate level courses in Educational Leadership, facilitating internship experiences, service to the department, college, and university. In addition, responsibilities include advising students, participating in on campus department, college and university meetings and activities.


Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in educational administration, educational leadership, or a related field, from an accredited institution by the date of employment; record of university teaching in the field of educational leadership including online and in a classroom setting; holds or has recently held a leadership position in a public or private school district; and financial management of a P-12 school district.


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


Preferred Qualifications: Experience in higher education including demonstrated record of quality service in higher education and professional organizations, at least five years of successful experience as a superintendent of a P-12 school district; holds administrative licensure for the principalship and superintendency; knowledge and use of technology educational applications; willingness and ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and community partners; demonstrated commitment to social justice; interest in working with administrative interns; understanding of current issues and educational policy in P-12 contexts at the state and national level; and experience with educational financial management and current working knowledge of school funding at the state and local level. Preferred candidates will have an active research agenda and a publication record qualifying them to serve on doctoral committees.


Apply online at:  Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae, cover letter, and Inclusive Excellence Statement, addressed to search committee Chair Thalia Mulvihill. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, you have the option provide 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. Applicants selected for interview will be required to provide this statement.

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.


Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11/28/2022.


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.


Destination 2040: Our Flight Path establishes Ball State University’s ambitious goals for our second century:

• We pledge to provide a premier educational experience for every student.

• We pledge to partner with the community to improve the lives of our neighbors.

• We are dedicated to having a lifelong presence in the lives of our alumni.

And when we complement these promises with our commitment to our enduring values, we define that which makes our University and its culture distinctive.


Our faculty are collegial, collaborative, innovative, inclusive, and adaptive, both within and beyond one’s home unit. These attributes include commitments to collaborative discourse, interdisciplinary inquiry, and enterprising learning practices.


Our faculty are expected to be innovative, adaptive, engaging teachers across modalities; producers of impactful creative and/or scholarly work; leaders in meaningful service activities to multiple communities. We seek faculty members who are strategic thinkers, engaging our dynamic communities. We are committed to student and faculty success, impact, and access, within an environment that prioritizes inclusive excellence.  We inspire each other to be critical thinkers and responsible citizens, so that we can pursue fulfilling careers and meaningful lives.


Ball State University lives the values of Beneficence. We invite you to be part of our community.

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.