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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Biology or Chemistry

Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana
Up to $85,000 + benefits
Closing date
Oct 15, 2023

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Work Function
Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

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CSH Deans Office

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Biology or Chemistry

Ball State University

Ball State University welcomes application for an Assistant/Associate Full Professor of Biology or Chemistry.  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.

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and Freedom of Expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Position Function:

Teaching responsibilities comprise introductory and advanced courses in forensic science and/or courses in content areas that contribute to the forensic science program. Other teaching could include undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the home department. Applicants are expected to possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and provide leadership in further forensic science program development. The selected candidate will also be expected to develop and maintain an independent and active research program, mentor student researchers, and provide service to the profession, university, and program.

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. 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.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to search committee chair.

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.

Consideration Date:

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2023. (Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.)

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 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. 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.

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, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.



Ball State University is a state-assisted institution located 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis. The university enrolls over 18,000 graduate and undergraduate students.

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