Ball State University’s Department of History is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in African American history with primary specialization in U.S. history since 1877 available August 2020.

Minimum qualifications: ABD; Ph. D. from an accredited institution; must be completed by August 10, 2020; must have active research agenda in African American history since 1877.

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in modern African American history; teaching experience at the college or university level; interest in using digital approaches that help distill historical meaning from texts and artifacts, and in public history and public engagement.

Apply online at:  Include the following documents with your application:   cover letter addressed to Dr. James Connolly, curriculum vitae and writing sample. In addition, three letters of recommendation will be required of interviewed candidates. 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 November 19, 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.