Nov 01, 2019

Assistant Professor of Psychological Science

  • Ball State University
  • Muncie, IN, USA
Full time General

Job Description

The Department of Psychological Science at Ball State University announces one tenure-track assistant professor position in psychology beginning August 17, 2020. Ball State is committed to supporting faculty who deliver high quality teaching, create research opportunities, and foster close student-faculty mentorship. Responsibilities include: teach graduate and undergraduate classes in the psychology programs; remain current in and contribute to research in specialty area; contribute to the service activities of the department and discipline.


Minimum qualifications:  Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an accredited institution. ABDs will be considered if doctorate obtained by date of appointment. 


Employer will consider sponsorship.


Preferred qualifications: The successful applicant will be interested in making significant contributions to the master’s programs and have a research program that will complement current research interests in the department and that can involve both undergraduate and graduate students. While any area of research related to clinical psychology would be welcome, special consideration will be given to applicants who bridge programs or contribute to departmental emphasis in one of the following applied and/or basic areas: neuroscience, psychopathology, research with children or older adults, and/or diversity. Applicants should also be committed to excellence in teaching and mentorship and have completed an accredited internship.


Apply online at: .  Include the following documents with your application:  cover letter addressed to Dr. Linh Littleford, curriculum vitae, and please note the following:  1. Under “Other”, upload your diversity statement 2. Under “writing sample”, upload a PDF of one to three sample publications.  The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through December 26, 2019.


Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus.  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.  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, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.


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