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POST DATE 8/25/2016
END DATE 11/4/2016

Ball State University Muncie, IN

Muncie, IN
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The Department of Biology at Ball State University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position, available August 20, 2017.

The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

Major responsibilities: Faculty member will be able to teach Introductory Biology, Animal Behavior, and Evolution and will contribute to the Department s undergraduate Zoology concentration. Contribute actively to the intellectual and professional life of the Biology Department, the College of Sciences and Humanities, Ball State University and the surrounding community. The strongest candidates will have a demonstrated track record of teaching at the undergraduate level and evidence of outstanding scholarship in the form of peer-reviewed publications and external funding.

Minimum qualifications: Earned doctorate in biological science or related field with a focus that includes zoology, evolution, or animal behavior, from an accredited college or university; effective written and oral communication skills; commitment to excellence in teaching.

Preferred qualifications: Evidence of scholarly activity, such as postdoctoral experience, publications and grantsmanship; an established research agenda which complements existing departmental concentrations; animal behavior research experience; demonstrated teaching ability using student-centered learning techniques; collaborative potential with existing faculty at Ball State University.

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, documentation of scholarly activity and teaching ability (e.g., student and peer review evaluation summaries), copies of graduate transcripts, names and addresses and contact information of five persons who can provide professional recommendations upon request. Application materials are to be sent in Word or PDF format as attachments to an email message to:

Dr. Kemuel Badger
Department of Biology
Ball State University
Muncie IN 47306

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through October 31, 2016.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of seven academic colleges that offer 187 undergraduate programs, 84 master s programs, and 16 doctoral programs.

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.

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