Assistant Professor/Sociology: Ball State University




Assistant Professor of Sociology 

Ball State University


The Department of Sociology at Ball State University is accepting applications for a full time, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Sociology available August 19, 2019. 


Minimum qualifications:   ABD in sociology or a closely-related field with all degree requirements for the PhD from an accredited institution completed by date of appointment; commitment to high-quality teaching (as demonstrated via student-centered teaching philosophy statement). Demonstrated capacity for high-quality scholarship (as evidenced through at least one presentation in sociological or related outlets, or a peer-reviewed article that has been accepted for publication or has an invitation to be revised and resubmitted).


Employer will consider sponsorship.


Preferred qualifications: PhD in sociology; area of specialization is open. However, the ideal candidate will have (1) experience teaching independent sections of sociology courses, (2) single-authored or co-authored publications in competitive social science journals, and (3) a specialization in at least one of the following areas: globalization, race and ethnicity, sociology of work, or sociology of education. Evidence of excellence in teaching any of the following will be viewed favorably: survey research and other quantitative methodologies, social theory, and especially community research.


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The following documents are required in the Applicant Documents section:

-Cover letter addressed to Dr. Chad Menning

-Curriculum vitae

-Please upload under the “Teaching Statement/Portfolio” document a Teaching statement and, if applicable, teaching evaluations.

-Please upload under the “Research Statement/Papers” document a Research statement and a writing sample.


Optional documents:

-Although the option to upload unofficial copies of transcripts is available in the application, official transcripts are required at time of interview. An official, original transcript showing the highest related degree earned is required at time of hire. Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through December 4, 2018.


Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. 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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