Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Biology or Chemistry

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Job posting number: #7180167

Posted: September 18, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Ball State University and Our Pledge for the Future
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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.

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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. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

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Benefits and Community

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Affordable Healthcare


Tuition Remission (For eligible employees, their dependents, and spouse)

Paid Parental Leave

Professional Development

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Appointment Type Tenure-track
Length of Appointment FT Academic Year
The College of Sciences and Humanities at Ball State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level in forensic science with an emphasis in biological and/or chemical forensics. The rank and tenure status for the successful candidate will be determined by the home department (biology or chemistry) in consultation with the Dean. Preference will be given to individuals with practical experience in forensic science. The program will be housed in the College of Sciences and Humanities with core participating faculty from the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice and Criminology, and Psychological Science. A Ph.D. in forensic science, biology, chemistry, or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.
Minimum Qualifications
An earned Doctorate degree appropriate for a forensic science program, preferably in biology, chemistry, or a related field

Research experience in a forensic science discipline or in methods and techniques adapted, supported, and employed by the forensic science community

Excellent written and oral communication skills
Authorization to work in the US Employer will consider sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications
The ability to establish effective collaborative relationships with a diverse range of internal and external populations

Record of successful teaching in a college/university environment

Established scholarship record in biology and/or chemistry with applications in forensic science
Required Certifications/Licensures
PhD by time of appointment.
Pre-Employment Screening Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.
Position Title(s) Supervised
EEO Statement
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.

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Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
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