Dean of Teachers College

Ball State University seeks a visionary, innovative leader committed to making a transformational impact on education and education systems to serve as the next dean of its Teachers College. 

The dean will enable, support and advocate for faculty in their scholarly pursuits and inspire curricular, pedagogical and programmatic innovation, all of which are defining characteristics of the Teachers College standard of excellence. 

Consistently ranked among the best schools of education in the nation, Teachers College prepares teachers, counselors, psychologists, technologists, principals, superintendents, researchers and other education professionals in curriculum development and special education. The college transforms bright, ambitious learners into educational leaders who are sensitive and responsive to diversity and the contextual foundations of teaching, learning and human development. 

The next dean will develop a unifying and shared vision for Teachers College. The dean will work with campus leaders to implement a new budget model for the college; foster a culture of honesty, transparency and collaboration; actively strengthen a culture of diversity and inclusion and commitment to social justice; and enhance community engagement, fundraising and thought leadership. In particular, the dean will play a critical role supporting Ball State’s groundbreaking partnership with Muncie Community Schools. 

Teachers College enrolls nearly 5,000 students in undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate pro­grams on campus and online across six departments. For more than 100 years, the college has prepared educators across Indiana through student-centric learning experiences while enabling faculty to conduct high-impact research that is advancing the field of education. 

The college directly oversees Burris Laboratory School, a public K–12 school, and the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities, a residential public high school for gifted and talented juniors and seniors from across the state. 

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated intellectual leadership in the field of education, a substantial record of scholarship or impact, strong visibility in the education community and the capacity to exercise leadership in educational transformation. Learn more and read a comprehensive leadership profile at

All inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Candidates should provide, as three separate documents, a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile, a diversity statement describing one’s ability to promote and advance inclusive excellence, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without candidates’ prior knowledge. 

Materials should be e-mailed to Ball State University’s consultants, Philip Tang and Andrew Bowen, at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by September 27, 2019.


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.