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Dec 1 2021

Faculty Distinguished Professor of Political Economy, Department of Economics

Ball State University Muncie, Indiana, United States

The Department of Economics in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University invites nominations and applications for a full-time tenured or tenure track position in the Department of Economics who will also serve as the Director of the Institute for the Study of Political Economy at Ball State University August of 2022.

Major responsibilities:

  1. Develop and implement a research agenda that will garner national recognition through published scholarship in political economy, free enterprise, entrepreneurial or business economics;
  2. Play a leadership role in political economy, free enterprise, and entrepreneurial or business economics research in the Department of Economics;
  3. Develop and deliver a curriculum in political economy, free enterprise, and entrepreneurial or business economics at the graduate and undergraduate levels;
  4. Energetically pursue external funding; and
  5. Serve as Director for the Institute for the Study of Political Economy.  Appointment will begin on August 19, 2022.

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.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Economics or related field from an accredited college or university; two years of administrative experience; publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated potential for continued excellence in research, teaching and leadership in areas related to political economy, free enterprise, and entrepreneurial or business economics. Five years of academic administrative experience, preferably related to the management of academic centers or institutes.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to Cecil Bohanon, John Horowitz, Todd Nesbit and Erik Nesson. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500. 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 January 13, 2022.

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 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

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.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Faculty.

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