Assistant/Associate Professor of Information and Communication Sciences

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Job posting number: #7070538

Posted: October 2, 2020

Application Deadline: October 22, 2020

Job Description

Center Info & Communication Sciences
Assistant/Associate Professor of Information and Communication Sciences
Ball State University

Rated the 2020 program of the year by ITERA, CICS has a long and distinguished history of preparing graduates for uncommonly successful careers in technology and technology-enabled fields. Our highly collaborative and supportive faculty are committed to inclusive excellence, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit. We seek an equally collaborative and innovative colleague who is passionate about student success committed for a full-time tenure track position available beginning January 2021.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching technical courses in classroom, immersive learning, and online formats; research; development, and service to the department and community. Perform graduate-level teaching, research, service, and development. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in an appropriate field (computer science, engineering/engineering technology, information systems) from an accredited institution. At least ten years of technology-related professional experience OR five years of technology-related academic experience with at least five years of technology-related experience in industry. Qualify for graduate faculty status at the rank of assistant/associate professor as demonstrated by required experience.

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Possess a terminal degree in an appropriate field from an accredited institution. Relevant business and technical experience and demonstrated applied research in academic or industry; emphasis on current technologies including cloud, cybersecurity, networking, and/or programming (PHP, Python, Kubernetes, Docker), AI/ML. Ability to manage multiple projects within and outside of classroom environment; ability to provide advising and career development for a diverse graduate student population; ability to qualify for graduate faculty status at the rank of assistant/associate professor. A history of leadership in either higher education of industry at a senior level; current technical or related certifications (e.g., CISSP, CCNP, PMP).

Apply online at: Include the following documents in your application: Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy Statement, and Cover letter addressed to Dennis Trinkle. 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 October 22, 2020.

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.

At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.

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Job posting number:#7070538
Application Deadline:2020-10-22
Employer Location:Ball State University
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