Assistant Lecturer of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies

Ball State University
Posting Date

Ball State University’s Department of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies is accepting applications for a full time, on-campus Assistant Lecturer position available August 2019. The department offers programs in early childhood education, child development, child life, and family studies and is beginning a new and exciting partnership with the YMCA to provide students expanded lab school experience interacting with young children and their families.

Primary duties include teaching undergraduate students in one or more of the following areas; early childhood curriculum, family and community relations, youth work, grant writing and research methods, family stress and crisis, and other content areas related to children. The standard assigned teaching load is 12 semester hours (typically four courses, primarily taught face-to-face). Responsibilities also include service to the department, college, and university; and other duties as assigned.


Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in early childhood education, child development, or closely related field from an accredited college or university completed by date of appointment.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred qualifications: A record of successful teaching content related to children and families; classroom experience in early childhood settings. Effective oral and written communication skills.

Organization Summary

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.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

Ball State University
2000 W University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306
United States

How to Apply

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: cover letter addressed to Dr. Linda Taylor and curriculum vitae. Although the option to upload copies of transcripts is available in the application, an official, original transcript showing the highest related degree earned is required at time of hire (even if obtained at Ball State University). Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire. Original, official transcripts will be required at time of hire.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through July 1, 2019.